Another Mother's Day has come and gone and I must say it was one of the nicest ones I've had in awhile. The boys started Mother's Day early, since I had to work on both Saturday and Sunday. Hubby was working Sat. evening and I came home from work with the thought that I would be the one preparing dinner. Instead, I came home to my dear boy already cooking a white fish, green bean and artichoke paella. Hubby had already chopped up all the ingredients for J so that the meal would be ready before 11pm (when J has to do a lot of prep work he tends to take hours instead of minutes to get the meal completed).
Sunday morning we woke up early (7 am) to go get breakfast before I had to work. The boys gave me my bike back, completely refurbished and serviced. I'd been saying for years that I needed my bike to have a major tune-up, as it is close to 20 years old. After my Avon walk, I realized that I needed to cross train more, and that my bike would be ideal for it, however it had two flat tires and brakes that were not all that reliable. My bike is now ready to roll.
They also pulled all the weeds and resanded the patio pavers, something I would normally have to nag about for weeks to get it done; this time it was done with no nagging from me. I tell you, doing normal maintenance work around the house is truly one best gifts for me. Since I'm home more, it falls on my shoulders most days; it is nice when it gets completed by someone else.
J wanted to get me something special, so he went to Target and bought me a top for work. Hubby gave him no help, as he thought it would be good for him to learn how to shop for a woman, better now than later. Hubby was questioning J's choice, but I must say, my son has good tastes. I would not have picked out the top for myself from appearances alone, but it did look nice on.
Of course, I still had to work, hubby had to work and J had to go over a friend's house to work on a school project, so all of us were out of the house for most of the day. I was able to go to work, feeling appreciated and loved and when I came home I was still in a good mood. The boy and I went out for a nice dinner at Cheddar's, then to Baskin' Robbins for desert. We sat down and watched Monty Python's "Meaning of Life" (well, until the VCR broke - yes, we were watching it on VHS). I love spending time with my son - I know Mother's Day is a time to show appreciation for your mother, but it makes me realize how much my son means to me and what he added to my life.