Monday, May 12, 2008

The Highs and Lows of my Mother's Day

IN THE NEWS: According to World Magazine, "Mike Hammond had no trouble finding respondents to a poster advertisement he pinned up in his village post office in southern England. In the ad, Hammond sought a drinking buddy for his 88-year-old retired father who resides in a nursing home." Read more HERE.

FAST DRAFT PROGRESS: 2 pages for the entire weekend, but, hey, weekends are bad for me--especially holiday weekends. I've made my peace with it.

Well, Mother's Day was... interesting. Here's a summary of the highs and lows of the day.

LOW: Kiddo got me up some time before six AM. Grrrr...

HIGH: Apparently the kiddo was excited to give me her Mother's Day gifts and see what Daddy got me. Awww...

LOW: Two seconds after I she got me up, she told me she was starving--even though I told her as soon as Daddy got up, he was going out for donuts and muffins since I WAS NOT cooking. Grrr...(She won out, but I only made her toast with peanut butter to hold her over)

HIGH: Kiddo bought me (with her Webkinz money) 3 pencils ( a Dalmation, a butterfly and a funky design one), a leaf pin, a paperweight, and a homemade bracelet. Bought all by herself. :) Awww...

LOW: Was not feeling that great all day. Grrr...

HIGH: Hubby bought me a lovely Mariposa entertaining platter with spreader. I just adore this stuff but it's a bit pricey so I would never buy it for myself. Here's their website. (if you wait for the pictures to scroll, mine is the striped seahorse platter) Aww...

LOW: Had nursery duty at church. Normally not a big deal, but I knew we'd have a full house. Adn we did. I needed a little nap afterwards. Ugh...

HIGH: Went out to dinner with my family--nine of us--and had a fantastic meal and great conversation. Yay!

HIGH: Brother and sister in law enjoyed FIVE caramel apple martinis at dinner between the two of them. But I enjoyed the look on my brother's face when he found out later that they were $13.25 a piece. Happy Mother's day. (Sorry, I'm still chuckling over that. That really sobered him fast.) LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL...

All in all it was nice day. Although I did ask my hubby on more than one point during the day if it was wrong to want to kill my only child on Mother's Day. But I guess if she's an angel the rest of 364 days out of the year, I can deal with one day of craziness. :)

How was your Mother's Day?

2 comments:

Chicki said...

Beautiful tray! LOL about your brother and the drinks. I bet that was a shock to his system. :)

Even with your lows, your day was better than mine. After we went to my daughter's church, I worked most of the day trying to finish a story for today's deadline for True Romance magazine. I'll tell all about that on my blog tomorrow.

We did order Italian and went to pick it up rather than wait on the horrendous line to get in.

I hope they buy the story. It would make giving up my day worthwhile...

Fionn said...

Hey, glad to hear that you enjoyed your Mother's Day, although it sucked that you didn't feel very good.

:) I laughed at the part about your brother getting sobered hearing about the prices of the martinis. Nothing like a good price shock to an overebriated system!