Good morning and Happy Mother's Day to everyone out there! I know that not everyone has birthed a child, and some have lost their mothers, but I believe motherhood is a state of mind and therefore should be celebrated by every woman. I know many women who mother animals, their husbands and their neighbors' kids, so maybe we should call it Women's Day instead. Brunch for everyone!
Sadly my husband is not here to help us celebrate this year, as he is over with his parents in Poland. I am glad he was able to spend some time with them, but I did inform him that he wasn't off the hook. He very sweetly sent me a gift card for the Ritz spa. It is never quite the same without him home. I kind of live like a heathen...I don't cook, I do less cleaning, I binge-watch TV. And of course that is always when creatures fall in my pool or skimmer and must be dealt with. I'll spare you the details but this one was either a rat or a baby opossum, only identifiable by the long nasty tail. Ugh. It will be nice to get him home. (And if you are a creepy wack-job and think this would be a great time to rob me, think again. I'm armed, territorial and a dead-eye shot. Just had to say that.)
Progress is being made on my wall that was destroyed in that car crash a month or so ago. They finally released the accident report and I was able to get the driver's insurance information, so I'll get some estimates next week and hopefully get repairs started soon. It isn't pleasant driving past that every day. I'm still kinda traumatized over that.
My son wrapped up his last volleyball game of the season, and is also wrapping up his time at the school he has attended since he was 2 1/2. He's got a couple of finals next week, and then it is all about the retreat, the class trip to Busch Gardens, and graduation. The blink of an eye people. My baby is going to high school.
My husband and I always have a standing invitation to a fundraiser for the Orlando Science Center called "The Science of Wine" which is run by my friend that owns the wine store and his wife (who works at the Science Center). It was held last night, and since my husband wasn't around I took my BFF, and we had a ball. Lots of food and wine, and I scored a giant basket of food goodies and a Coach backpack! Happy Mom's Day to me!
I had a particularly enjoyable week of reading. I had an express package delivered to me Monday containing Rainbow Rowell's "Landline", which I proceeded to read in two days. While it was a very easy read, I was a little disappointed after the brilliance of her other books. It just seemed like she wasn't on her game. I still had fun reading it though. I'm now progressing with "The Girl on Legare Street" by Karen White, which is an easy read as well.
On audio I listened to "Orange is the New Black", and really enjoyed it. I'd been hearing about it for years, but I guess I was finally motivated to read it because I wanted to watch the new TV series that is based on it. (After I finished the book I binge-watched the entire first season.) Turns out the show diverts quite a bit from the book, but still addictive. I have just started "Cinder" by Marissa Meyer, which is a futuristic re-telling of Cinderella. After being immersed in women's prisons, it feels silly but I'm going to ride it out because everyone seems to have loved it.
So today I'm going on a long walk, then the kids and I are going to brunch at Roy's, and then I'm going to float in the pool. I'm mildly interested in a pedicure and a trip to Barnes & Noble, but I'm not sure if I'll make it. My day will be capped off by another episode of Game of Thrones tonight! Hope everyone has a wonderful Women's Day!