Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are…
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect Tomorrow.
One day I shall dig my nails into the earth,
or bury my face in my pillow,
or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky
and want, more than all the world, your return.
- Mary Jean Iron

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day Weekend--The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

This is definitely a rushed post, I want to get it down, get it out there, but there's really no time to do it properly, so forgive me.

Mother's Day Weekend--The Good
  • Breakfast in bed.  Scrambled eggs, homemade muffins, honeydew.  Yum!  There's something just so wonderful about having young kids (and yes, my kids are older than what a lot of you think of as "young kids", but when your others are grown or mostly grown, it counts) and how excited! they get about showering you with love during special times. 
  • Presents!  Jacob made me an awesome key holder and Julianna made me a Mother's Day card full of things I do for her.  I particularly enjoyed "making sure the orthodontist does a good job".  Let's just say after the first ortho appointment there's a certain technician there that will never work on her again.  Jason & Lori sent me beautiful flowers that are just breathtakingly lovely.
  • Fun, but sweet card filled with confetti from my DD.  I miss her, but it was lovely to get the card, and I know she'll be home (relatively) soon.
  • Phone call from my son as he waited to take off on a business trip.  Even though we had talked the day before, he still made the time to call and wish me a Happy Mother's Day at such a crazy time.  Bonus points:  it was the second phone call of the morning, I had unfortunately missed the first one, but I loved the voice mail from Matt and Lily telling me "Happy Mother's Day" and "Happy, Nana!"  
  • Mark doing anything he could to make the day special, including making reservations (if you knew him, you would know what a shocking and wonderful thing that was) at our favorite restaurant.
  • Spending time with my mom and dad.
  • Leisurely strolling the first (?) outdoor Farmer's Market of the season with my at-home family.  It was lovely to stop at every booth, in fact it feels like we bought something at darn near every booth.  Not something we'll do every time, but it's so much fun!
Mother's Day Weekend--The Bad
  • Laptop breaking.  Huge, dramatic, sad face here.  I can't complain too much though.  It was a present from my mom and dad and they awesomely included a wonderful warranty.  I'll be without it for 2-3 weeks, but I'll get it back shiny and almost-new and it won't cost me a thing.  (However, please understand when I'm not around commenting and reading as much as usual--being without it changes everything in my routine.  Maybe not good, maybe a good time to re-evaluate, but true nonetheless.)  Thank you mom and dad for generous gifts with possibly more generous warranties.
  • Julianna had a horrible allergic reaction Sunday night.  Thankfully she's all right now, and even more thankfully it did not affect her breathing (a fact that shocked her doctor).  She and Jacob cleaned the winter leaves off the tramp, then jumped and played for a good 20 minutes or so.  Suddenly, her eyes started driving her crazy, then she was congested and broke out in a terrible rash.  Her eyes swelled so much it affected her vision.  She's on steroids now and doing much better, but scary while it lasted.
Mother's Day Weekend--The Ugly
  • Friday, I walked down to the basement, our finished basement, which is where our family room is.  The stench that greeted me was awful.  I was beyond furious with the cat, which I assumed (and was only partially wrong) was the problem.  Unfortunately, it was bigger than that.  It seems we've had a moisture/leaking/dampness/not exactly sure what yet problem in the basement for a very long time.  In short, the carpet is ruined, drywall will need to be partially replaced, furniture is ruined.  Good times.  Life, it's never boring, is it?
Well, that's the weekend recap.  Hope you had a wonderful weekend, which, on balance, ours (mostly) was.


Susanne said...

The loving on Mom parts of your Mother's day sound lovely. Sorry about the computer and the basement. That is no fun. If it makes you feel any better my 2 year old fridge decided to rebel and freeze everything in it on the weekend. :v)

Mum-me said...

SOunds like a ovely Moher's Day, but sorry to hear about the allergic reaction - but glad it wasn't long-lived. Hope you can get that basement sorted out. And hope your laptop comes home soon.

Kat said...

Well, your Mother's Day sounds wonderful! As for the bad, boo.
Water leakage problems are just a nightmare. I hope you can get everything sorted out. And so glad to hear that Julianna is feeling better!

T~T said...

sorry to hear the bad - that stinks - but I'm happy you had a great day!

Kat said...

Oh Boo! Blogger erased my comments too. Argh!

Anyway... so glad you had a lovely Mother's Day! Well except for the water in the basement. That is such a pain! And I'm so glad Julianna is feeling better. Whew!

Melissa said...

The good parts sounded great, but the bad parts were just downright terrible. Did you find out what J had an allergic reaction to? Scary! And the wet basement . . . I can definitely (and unfortunately) relate to that.

Rebecca Bany said...

Thanks for the rushed post. Sounds like a good mothers day. Sorry about that allergic reaction.

anymommy said...

Okay, I'll focus on the positive - I'm so glad that they made the day special for you!! (And I'm so, so sorry about your basement.)


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