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: