Today was my 23rd Mother’s Day and as always it was great. My kids have been exemplary in honoring me on this day every year.
Humbly Anne sent me a package that arrived on Friday with instructions to open it ‘pre-coffee’ on 5/14. I wasn’t sure I would be able to muddle through that process under those circumstances but I managed. First I opened the card. The back story to this card is that last October I got more than moderately loaded at my niece’s wedding and danced like a mad woman. It was big time fun. Here is the front of my card:
(it says “There is a perfect amount of wine that let’s you say, “Damn, I’m a great dancer”!)
On the inside it said “It’s
your birthday mother’s day.
Please dance responsibly.
There was a nice personal message and then it said, “p.s. there’s a picture of you on the back of this card”
I almost fell over laughing when I turned it over and saw this:
Oh Humbly Ann, you know me too well. The card came with some great Taylor and Ng mugs of bears doing naughty things with each other and some exotic chocolate bars.
Little Pookie gave me some running socks, as requested, and she gave me this fabulous shirt made of high tech fabrics from Sugoi:
I love, love, love it.
Small Son and his lovely girlfriend came over to the house (a rare event on a Sunday) and brought me a Polar F4 heart rate monitor which will work in the pool – yeah! I have been wanting one forever.
Pookie and I are eating pizza for dinner.
Tomorrow I swim with the new HR Monitor and Tuesday I run in my new shirt. Every day is coffee day so the mugs will be well utilized. The chocolate will be gone very, very soon.
And that makes me 3 for 3 on the day and a very Happy Mom. I hope the other Moms out there had equally great days and that the would be Moms have their dreams come true and that the people who are hurting for their Moms find some peace.