Spending it with my mom, who traveled to California from Michigan just to spend a week with me.
The best part of MY Mother's Day weekend was my In-Laws leaving yesterday morning after being here for two days. Exhausting!!!!!
"I just got back from a pleasure trip. Took my in-laws to the airport!"
Yuk yuk yuk! Take my wife...please!Hard to pick just one thing about a great family day like yesterday, but I'll try! 1. The breakfast in bed my kids made me was actually edible! 2. In an effort to keep my expectations low, I didn't ask for a gift. I was therefore utterly shocked when they gave me two things I really liked and wanted (Tina Fey's book and a cute little iPhone dock/speakers).
The best part was just hanging out with Jim and Lorna. It was really mellow and Jim made awesome BBQ ribs. The whole day was nice. :)
Oops, that was two things. Oh well.
It's a toss up between the migraine I had most of the day, and my son telling me just how much he misses his daddy when I was putting him to bed. *sigh*
My mom remembered my sister! She's come down with a case of the dementia and it's starting to make holidays painful.Samsmama, I get the same treatment from my kids. "How many days 'till mom puts us to bed?" Makes me wanna cry.
It's going to be tomorrow here and I'll get to spend it away from my Mom, who is not very happy with me at the moment.
My husband and sons gave me a Kindle which was quite a surprise for me. I wasn't expecting that at all. My husband and younger son at home also took me out to eat. Perhaps the best part though, was a message I got on the computer from my son who's away at college right now. He wrote, "Thank you, Mom, for always being there to put on band-aids, help me with my homework, and to teach me right from wrong. Happy Mother's Day!"Then he called me on the phone too to wish me Happy Mother's Day again. :-)
@Lefty - "the" dementia. Heh. My grandma had the Arthur Eitus.
My paternal grandmother had the shingles sumpin' fierce.
Daisy the librarian didn't have a Kindle? I felt a shift in the force like all is now right in the universe :-)Quiet and very nice day, a run by myself then I convinced husband to cancel the lunch at the fancy schmancy place for sandwiches by the pool instead (I hate crowds and middle son would have hated all of it). Oldest son called me which was nice.The weirdness is that I do not have a good relationship with my parents and, though I did send a card, I get no reply or interest from my mother but I'm getting used to it - after almost 50 years you'd think I would. Not to be a bummer - had a great day!
Best part? My family remembered it this year. Bev, I can totally relate! I'm always saying, "As a properly raised southern woman I was taught to keep my expectations low." That way, they've got nowhere to go but UP!
Having a temperature under 102. Hubby worked, so I spent most of the day trying to keep up with the kids. I did get a hammock. I can't wait to laze in it this summer.
My daughter made me french toast, my favourite breakfast! That and finally getting to sit down and watch "The Pacific" with hubby (great series!) and enjoying a nice bottle of white wine. This morning, the wine was the worst thing about my Mother's Day...ooooh, my aching head and parched body. :/
I liked The Pacific, too, Laura, even though it was hard to watch at times (even more so than its predecessor, Band of Brothers). Much of the series was based on Eugene Sledge's With The Old Breed, which I'm reading right now. If you thought the TV show was brutal, read the book. I can only read a little bit at a time and then I have to put it down, it's so intense.Btw, did you catch that the guy who played Sledge was Joe Mazzello, the little boy from the original Jurassic Park?
My mom was in California while I was in Hawaii, so the best part was simply calling her. I also called my aunt in Nevada, who's like my second mom. I envy you all who got to spend time with your mother and enjoyed it.daily, enjoy your kindle. The best thing I realized was that the Kindle can, through the font adjustment window, actually read to you. I'm a lazy reader who gets distracted easily ("Ooh! New comment on LOTD!"), so I would stick the Kindle in a very large pocket and turn on the reading function and listen to it. It's like books-on-tape read by the teddy bear in the iPhone vs HTC video.
Cary's geeking out. Did you ever see Ken Burns' The War?
Yep. Several times, actually. Loved it. Not as much as The Civil War, but still loved it.
I've not seen the Civil War. Guess I'll have to.
Thanks, Kushibo. Yes, I think that is a cool feature too. I've never been able to read when riding in the car on long trips because problems with focusing my eyes on the print while moving gives me a killer headache. I will be able to listen to a book now while riding (or driving), though, which I really like.Lefty, I'm so sorry to hear about the struggles your mom is having. We went through that with my Dad. Although he always seemed to know who I was, for some reason he came to a point where he no longer recognized my Mom. It was so hard for her, well, for all of us, to understand how you could be married to someone for fifty years and then wake up one day and suddenly no longer know who she was.
My mother's day, like the year before, sucked. I've given up on hubby doing anything special for me! My feelings about the holiday can be summed up with this:http://bluntcard.com/launch/530.php
My kids rode their bikes to pick up sandwiches for lunch, and my son and I watched the documentary "Babies" together while we ate. We've watched better documentaries together, but that's what he picked, and we had fun.
Mine was going to dinner at the Elk's Lodge with the MIL, Grandma, and Grandpa for a Mother's Day ceremony that they were having