Looking at Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day. Some people do not have a good relationship with their mother. I am lucky that my mother is all kinds of smart and kind and she loves me and I love her. I like to think that my sons are glad I’m their mother. We come from a place of acceptance and caring and all the things that the rest of the world uses to gauge “normal”. Sadly, when looking at FB posts we are in a minority. For Mother’s Day I went out to lunch with Sons # 1 & 2. We made a stop at Goodwill to drop off the stuff that didn’t get into the garage sale. I had wanted to eat at someplace fast since they had to be at work by 2:00 PM. My first choice was not open for lunch and my second choice was packed. We put our heads together and ended up at a pizza place. It was not the food but the company that made it a special event… Sparky took me out for dinner after he got off work at 5:00 PM. We couldn’t decide on a place since so many were packed with long lines and longer wait times. We ended up at my favorite sushi place (at least in town), East of Tokyo. It was wonderful as usual. I had the Golden Dragon roll made with salmon and tuna and mango slices on top with a mango sauce drizzle. I also had the Volcano Roll made with sweet potato which was very, very good. We couldn’t pass up the Bagel Roll which is smoked salmon and cream cheese – so yummy. So in proper Midwestern style I ate my way through Mother’s Day. It was also the homecoming of my in-laws. They very quickly sold their house in Sun City, AZ and now have come back to home base. This will mark the resumption of “Sunday Ice Cream and Puzzle Night.” It is always good to gather with the family and be reminded of the absolute normalcy of our lives while the rest of the world is embroiled in crazy. (Though we do have an occasional spot of excitement it has nothing to do with jail time, rioting, terrorism, abuse, drugs or politics.)

23 thoughts on “Looking at Mother’s Day

    1. I’m glad it was a nice day – Why were boys a pain? Fighting over a toy? Destroying a bed? Rolling in dead things?? Sparky is nervous about GWSXVI. Are you arriving Thurs or Fri?? Registration is Thursday 3 -7 pm and Friday 11 am – 8 pm….

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        1. He’s nervous because he couldn’t find a list of events… I found it so he’s better. Registration Friday is from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM at Coney Island N39 03.324 W084 25.359. Sparky wants to do GC7FQQK from 8:00 PM – midnight (dress up in a Roman or Greek costume). Anyway we can meet you and then car pool to get the registration since it costs $9 for parking (though I’m not sure there is a charge for the registration pick-up).

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  1. So we are not alone in our choice for lunch on Mother’s Day. After church we headed to Firehouse Subs. Not crowded at all, no background music, enjoyed it.

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    1. Yes – we avoided all the crowds and it was so nice to be able to have a conversation without shouting over the noise. Glad you were able to do the same. A Firehouse Subs just opened in town and I’ve gone once. It was remarkably good!

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  2. Happy Mother’s Day! I had all three sons in church with me in the morning (rare for the 26 year old to make it as he is a single musician with a social life like I used to have–funny, I always made it to church, but that’s another story.) Afterward, we all went to a terrific Mexican/Cajun restaurant and then hubby and I watched The Hateful Eight on Netflix. Very relaxing day. Followed by me going full-scale mom on Monday by cleaning and doing laundry like a mother f-er. Sigh. Too bad it’s only a day, eh?

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    1. So glad you could gather them all together! Mine usually work weekends but in a rare coincidence they were both starting at 2PM so we were able to do lunch! It is nearly impossible to get them to church due to work schedules… Sounds like a wonderful day for you too. I was poised to clean toilets on Sunday but Sparky volunteered to do it instead! Woot! Too bad Mother’s day only happens once a year! hehehe!

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  3. What a wonderful day! You are so right – it’s the company that matters :-). And ice cream and puzzle night sounds fun. peace & belated Happy Mother’s Day!

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  4. Mother’s Day is what we make of it, I think. Like you, I’d rather be with family almost anywhere that allows us to enjoy each other’s company rather than go somewhere popular. And for those who don’t have a good relationship with their mother, I think ignoring the day is also perfectly okay!

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    1. Yes. I am fortunate to have a loving relationship with my mother. Still those who have less than cordial interactions with family must make choices that I’ve never had to make. As a friend often states “It is what it is.” She has accepted the circumstances of her relationship with family and has moved forward forging ties and connections that build her up… and that is what is best for her and I can respect that.

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  5. Catching up on all your posts. Iā€™m glad that we have a good relationship. Mutual admiration is always helpful. And we do admire one another….Because we are smart and beautiful and lucky to have each other.

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    1. So glad you are back online! The incision is healing, yes? I hope the numbness decreases. I have lived a charmed life – and you and daddy were/are a big part of my success.

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  6. My own relationship with Mom is solid and warm. Your community of Mishawaka is certainly a stable place. An officer followed me through town and demanded to know what I was doing, at 8 pm, driving through town with out of state plates. He was satisfied with my answer- “I’m headed for Elkhart, actually.”

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