It has been over a week since Mother's Day, but I hope all of you that are Moms had a wonderful day.
I had written that the day before Mother's Day I was going to a Mother's Day Tea with my mom with the ladies from her church. That sounds nice enough, but on that day, in order to make it a nice Garden Party type of tea, we were supposed to wear hats and gloves. If you read my post, you know I was freaking out. I mean, honestly, I was getting very nervous. I finally decided that I would go pick out a hat and gloves at my mom's but if I really felt I just couldn't do it then I would have to chicken out.
On Saturday, before the party, I went to my mom's and looked through the hats and gloves. My mom was so excited but as I went through hat after hat I could not help but think how ridiculous I looked. In reality, maybe I didn't look that bad, but since I am not used to wearing hats, I felt uncomfortable. I finally made a deal with my mom. I would take the hat and gloves, but if no one else was wearing them, then I would not wear them.
Since the house we were going to was close by and we figured there might not be a lot of parking, my father was going to drive us there and drop us off. It was so cute because my dad wanted to chauffeur his ladies in a proper manner so he ushered us both into the back seat of his beautiful pearl colored cadillac, flipped one of those 1930's "newsboys" caps on his head, and chauffeured us to the party.
When we drove up, there were a lot of ladies walking up to the house but none of them were wearing hats and gloves! That was good enough for me!
"Sorry, mom, but I'm leaving the hat and gloves in the car!"
My mom was disappointed because she wanted to wear hers, but she didn't want to be the only one. I finally saw a couple of ladies wearing hats, so I pointed them out to her and encouraged her to wear hers. She left the gloves but happily wore her hat.
The party was in a huge, beautiful backyard set up with lots of tables and flowers. A lot of women showed up. Only about a third of the women were wearing hats, so I felt ok about not wearing one and my mom felt ok that she was.
My mom introduced me to the ladies who were all very wonderful, gracious women. There was a lot of good food and we had a great time. I was trying to take a "myspace" picture of me and my mom, but I still don't do that very well. One of us kept getting cut off, so one of the ladies at our table offered to take our picture. So here is a picture of me and my lovely mom in her cute little hat:
It was a very nice gathering, and many thanks to all those who worked so hard to present everyone with a wonderful day.
The next day we had a bar-b-q at my mom's house. We usually do this because going out to a restaurant on Mother's Day is such a hassle. You have to wait forever, it is horribly crowded, and then they are trying to push you out as fast as they can. I find we can have a much nicer time if we just relax in the backyard. My mom does prepare a few things, but the men bar-b-q. It is nice and quiet, with good food and a nice time with the family.
It is also wonderful because I get to see my daughter, who doesn't live with me, and since she otherwise never visits me, I have an excuse for her to see me.
HA HA HA HA!
Ok. I better not make her mad, cuz then she'll never visit me.
This is a picture of me and my beautiful baby:
Please ignore the fact that I do not have on my mandatory lipstick (we had already eaten so off it went). In case you're wondering what my daughter is doing with her hands, no, she is not pointing at me to say I am crazy, she is pointing at the words on her shirt which say "I love you" in Spanish and then she is pointing at me to say "I love you, Mom."
I love you, too, Baby!!
It was one of the nicest weekends I had in a long time.
I need to remind myself that, despite any hard times lately, I am, indeed, very blessed.