For the past ten years, mom’s day has always been a fight in our house with my husband and I.  He wants to spend it with his mom, I want to spend it with mine, and of course it is also my day.  I have always compromised and did my Mother’s day on Saturday (ending up preparing for Sunday) and did something with the moms on Sunday.  Unfortunately, this year, my mom wasn’t around so that argument wasn’t happening and his parents are off traveling the world so it was actually all about me!!!  OMG!!!

Yea Right…

Saturday morning, I wake up at 10:30.  We were supposed to go visit my step dad but he said he was too busy with his new “girlfriend”.  We won’t go there………..  So of course, us being the fat butts we are, we decide to go to the new Italian restaurant Grazia’s .  The pizza is to die for !!!!  And you can sit at the pizza cave if you want to.

Over lunch, well actually after I stuffed my mouth with the last possible bit it could hold……  Greg says, “So what do you want for Mother’s day?  Why don’t we take you for a new outfit at Macy’s?”


Did my husband just say he would go shopping with me?  Did he say shop for a new outfit??  OMG!!!!  This is so exciting!!!

vs Reality

I just stuffed myself like a fat pig.  There is no way I am going into a dressing room right now.  He did this on purpose knowing I wouldn’t.  🙂  And, he just said Macy’s.  HHHMM, I really am not crazy about that store.  Well, maybe we can go into Macys, then Dillards, then Ross, then Marshalls and see where the best deal is”.

My answer: “Why don’t we just go to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and get my pressure cooker cause I don’t feel like trying on clothes”

Who has taken over my body and has chosen home appliances over a new outfit???!!!!!!

Once we got there and I saw they were $100 I knew I had made the right choice though.  I mean, I would’ve never chosen an outfit for that much.  I can afford my $20 outfits out of my allowance but I can’t afford a $100.  Winning!!!

When Jordan got home, I got my mother’s Day gift.  She has been so anxious to give it to me it was so cute.  She brought me a purse filled with lots of goodies:

measuring cups (since she has lost all mine)

lighters since I am always losing mine

A coffee mug that says “Shoes make the woman”

Wonder Woman pens

James Avery “Mother’s Love ” earrings

She did great!!  She is the most selfless teenager I know.  I didn’t say totally selfless now….  I said teenager I know.  🙂  My other daughter, Avery, didn’t even call me.  Hahaha!

But, its’ only Saturday so you still have time

Saturday night, my friend and I planned on margaritas (and Mexican food) at The Don Key in Pasadena.  Well, her husband backed out at the last minute.  Wah Wah WAh…..   He had been at the baseball field coaching all day since 7:00 a.m. and didn’t want to drive to Houston and drink margaritas. So, it was just me, Greg, and Jordan.  I tried talking Greg into us going into Houston but he said he didn’t want to drive all that way.

I seem to remember when he moved to Pearland his words were, “This will be awesome. We will be 20 minutes away from everything and can go into Houston all the time.” *eye roll*

Sunday morning, I wasn’t expecting anything really.  I was hoping for a good homemade breakfast but a pot of coffee was made so I was glad about that.  My neighbor said she wanted me to fix her hair so I had to get up early and clean my house. Then   I decided to lay out since I pretty much glow when wearing shorts.  While I was out there, it was nice just listening to my audio book and admiring my yellow rose bush that was blooming.  We bought it on my mom’s birthday in honor of her.  It is like my own little thing to remember her. After a few minutes,  I turned around and saw my Magnolia tree.  It had one bloom on it pointing straight at me.  I couldn’t help but smile  and hope it was a sign from mom saying Happy Mother’s day.

Finally, my friend comes over and I French braid her hair. Realizing it is 3:00 pm and Avery still hasn’t called and told me Happy Mother’s day, I scheduled some time to cry.  It does the body good I swear. Greg was outside mowing and Jordan was still at work.    I didn’t want them to know I was upset over Avery.  They both did great and both had gone out of their way to make sure I had a great weekend.  I didn’t want to spoil their day seeing me upset after all they did.  After my five minutes (okay, maybe 20),  I decided the pity party was over and it was time to shower and clean up.  As I got out, Greg came and asked if I wanted to go have a few beers to get out of the house.

I think he read my mind.  I just wanted to be distracted

We went to the German Biergarten and had a couple of beers and a snack.  When we got home, Jordan was asleep on the couch so I snuggled up next to her and watched a Lifetime movie.  She did end up waking up with me and watching it with me.  Greg went to sleep and we stayed downstairs cheering on the woman beating up the man together like old times.

Funny, they both worked hard to keep me distracted from my youngest not coming around and my mom not being here but the end of Sunday evening was my favorite part.  Me and Jordan chilling on the couch watching a Lifetime movie, stalking social media together and just being hanging out.