Here's hoping you all had a wonderful Mother's Day, either honouring your own mother or your family honouring you. We're fortunate enough to still have my mother with us and going strong...she doesn't look bad for a 87 year old broad.
We drove up to Las Cruces, NM where my brother lives and he had prime rib and beer can chicken waiting for us. I took "calabasita" and oatmeal bars...delicious!! We all fed like this would be our last meal...especially the prime rib...don't get to dine on that much these day, or any days as far as I can remember. I recall once taking my brothers to a near by buffet for lunch. I was pregnant with my first child, now 33 years old, and I just wanted to take my bros out for a treat. I usually got a salad, fish, a vegetable and jalapeno corn bread. My brother Fred, the guy in NM, got more or less the same thing, but our little brother Jaime, well, let's just say he took full advantage of my kind invitation...big time!! He got 2 salads, a huge hunk of prime rib, 2 vegetables, 2 corn muffins and 2 desserts. My brother Fred exclaimed why did Jaime get to get so much and he didn't...I told him Jaime was going to pay for his own meal!! The look on Jaime's face was really a Kodak moment!! And I nary a word that I was pulling his leg till it was time to pay. He kept telling me that he was going to have to call the folks to come down and help him pay for his meal. I know, that was a pretty crappy prank to pull on him, but dear friends, he never took advantage of my good intentions ever again!!
I forgot my phone while up in Cruces, but I got calls from my step-children and my oldest son texted me. Nice to know people are thinking of me and care enough to communicate. My poor stepdaughter got nothing from her son since her husband's excuse was that her birthday is next month!! Well, "burn your britches, your going down!!" So I'm going to send her a little something this week to let her know she was being thought about. She said his birthday is 2 weeks before Christmas...mwahahahahahaha, no need to go into her threat!!!
My son came through, with the help of his step-dad. I got a pair of sports shoes which I needed...while walking on my old ones, I could feel it all over...was time for a new pair. I also got a $50 gift certificate from Barnes and Nobles...love it. Since I'm now in a book club, I can really use it. We need a name for our book club and I think I've got one, The Wino and Maybe Book Club. I went to high school with 3 of them and the other members are the younger sisters of one of them...hilarious women and friends of the other 2. We're reading "The Shack" and I've gotten as far as the forward...yes, I read the forwards and prefaces when starting a book....a nasty habit!! LOL It's a relatively short novel, so if I give it a day, I can read it all and take notes!! Took my highlighter pen out of retirement since college, 5 years ago, and it still works!! I love to highlight and write little notes on the side of pages then mark the important ones with small post its. Hey, I minored in English and American Lit...was necessary to be organized.
Well dear people, I leave you with my probably weekly blog...I'm terrible about blogging...have to wait till I have something to say! Posting a couple of pics from yesterday's celebration. I hate taking pictures of myself...yuck and I didn't have any makeup yesterday to hide the rosacea...a lovely genetic gift from my pops!! Peace out.
Mom and 3 or her 4 babies!! Yikes!!
Mom, DH, Ian and me.