It was a whirlwind weekend, for me. A lot packed into just 2 days. But it all worked out. I had one daughter to pick up late in the evening on Friday, and another daughter to send off for an Astronomy overnighter, the next afternoon. I always feel at loose ends when my children are coming/going/missing from family meal times, on the weekend. But by Sunday, mid-morning, all 3 were back together, to help me celebrate Mother's Day.
Saturday morning was my Mother's Day time with just my daughters. The 3 of us had a breakfast pastry freebie on our Panera cards, each, to use soon. As well, we each had Starbuck's cards to use, it was a beautiful morning, and our local mall has a lovely outdoor area. You can guess where we spent our morning on Saturday. A lovely all-girls outing, for virtually no-cost, but the gas. And even with the gas used, we combined this outing with an errand to get a gift card for my brother's birthday and fill-up the car with gas for the month, not far from the mall. And alas, all of the birthday freebies are now used up for the year.
Sunday was an equally lovely day (although the weather turned inclement), in that my son's girlfriend came home from church with us for a nice lunch, made and provided by my daughters. I was able to just sit in the living room talking with my son and GF, while someone else made lunch. The daughter gone on the overnighter made a stop by the grocery store on her way home the next day, and picked up deli salads, some blueberries, crackers and sausage. I had made a pitcher of lemonade for the fridge, and had 1 box of Girl Scout cookies in the pantry, to add to the mix. It was a leisurely sit-down repast in the dining room for the 6 of us.
Then by evening, the weather cleared up just long enough to roast hotdogs and make s'mores around the fire in the fire ring. My son and I were able to spend some time just chatting, late into the evening, as the fire died down and the sprinkles picked up.
Time with all of my kids is what I wanted most for Mother's Day. And that is what they gave me.
My posting will be back on track tomorrow morning. Have a wonderful Monday!