Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday...It's good to the the mother

It's Mother's Day. As I sit here this morning thinking about my experiences as a mother, I know I am blessed. Some days it feels challenging raising a ten year old girl with raging mood swings and a son with his own set of challenges, but I wouldn't trade a minute of it for anything. I can't imagine my life without my children. They help to round me out as a person and without them, I wouldn't have learned half the things about life, love and compassion that I know today. This year feels especially wonderful. Since Breen and I got married in March, we are a family unit and I have the privilege of being a step mother to his children. Life is so damn good.

Yesterday, I had some "me time". I went to Borders and sat with a pile of books around my feet. I told Breen that if money were no consideration, I could easily drop hundreds of dollars in one visit to the book store. Primarily, I sat close to the cookbook section. I had no paper in my big handbag, so I ended up writing names of books for my wish list and recipes on the backs of old grocery receipts. I decided to buy myself two Mother's Day gifts.

A sushi kit with mat, book and CD (these will be awesome in my Bento Box).

A silk hand painted glasses case:

Breen surprised me with one of my wish list books. This book so completely ROCKS!

Kendall got me some plants for the front of the house:


  1. Happy Mother's Day Jane! Beautiful gifts! I too wish I had unlimited funds to buy books to my heart's content. Bookstores are like temples, aren't they? :)

  2. Awww...such great gifts!
    Happy Mothers Day to you hawt mama!!!

  3. Let me know who you like the cookbook. My husband is going vegetarian... and I try to cook a meatless dish on Monday and Thursdays... but I'm running out of ideas...and I want to made sure everyone is getting the right amount of protein, etc.

    Happy Mother's Day


  4. Those look like awesome gifts and how cool it is to give them to an awesome mom!!

    peace and hugs