Monday, May 11, 2009

All I Wanted For Mother's Day and More

Each Mother's Day I always strive for a balance of time alone for me and time with my family. Usually every Mother's Day my father takes us all out to brunch at one of the local country clubs and then my husband watches the kids in the afternoon so I can go enjoy some time alone. This Mother's Day my father was in DC so the brunch fell by the wayside. My husband and I decided we would take my mom out for breakfast then we went over to her house to visit for a while.

One of the things I wanted most for Mother's Day was a nap. Honestly, I can't remember the last time I have taken a nap and truly I have been just exhausted lately. So, my son and I ended up with a 1 1/2 hour nap. That pretty much made my day.

Because I am constantly writing, be it random thoughts, blog ideas, story lines, music lyrics or just simple reminders I have a ton of different notebooks and journals throughout the house and in my car. My daughter went to the store with my husband and picked me up a "special notebook" as she calls it. My husband tried to guide her towards something a little bit more my style but she was insistent that I get the pink one with a key to unlock it. Because it is from her, it is precious and will be cherished. However, my husband was wise enough to go back and get me one that was a bit more mature and for that I am thankful. I have decided to use the one she got me to write notes to her and give it to her when she is older.

Aside from the nap, the best part of yesterday was the fact that I didn't have to cook. My husband did all the cooking and all the cleaning. I cook dinner six nights a week, almost always from scratch, and while I love it sometimes I just wish someone else could cook for me for a while. So, having him prepare everything was a wonderful treat.

How did you spend your Mother's Day?


Robyn said...

I'm so glad you had a nice Mother's Day.

I didn't get any "me" time or a nap (which I desparately needed). But, I can't complain b/c the day was spent with people I love and I didn't cook ONE meal, either!

Joanne said...

The idea of that nap is so perfect, you had a wonderful day. My husband, daughters and I went to an Outlet Store plaza and did some shopping, followed by a delicious dinner at a small Italian restaurant. I agree with you, any day I don't have to cook is a great day!