Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mom's out there! It's been a really nice day so far. I woke up to some really thoughtful texts from friends and Brian (he's been working in TX all week, but comes home tonight :). What a wonderful way to wake up! I took the boys to breakfast and then to get haircuts. And I must tell you....I rec'd the greatest gift I've ever gotten. Cal made a Happiness Jar at school for me, and inside was a bunch of notes saying different things he loves about me. Awww man...totally made my heart smile. I've thought about doing a happiness jar for a while, but I could've never imagined someone doing one for me. The school hit a homerun with that one! Ryne, well, he's going to be 13 in three days....and he doesn't know it yet, but he's going to be pulled away from the X-Box to do yard work for me for Mother's Day ;)
I've text my friend Walt to meet up for a walk later or a beer at my favorite local brewery. Amy bought me a gift certificate there for my birthday, and that thing keeps going and going like the Energizer Bunny. I'm pretty sure they forgot to mark down our beers one time when Brian and I were in. Yay for me! It's a beautiful day out and hopefully I can get Walt out. This will be his first Mother's Day since his Mom died, and I know it's so very, very hard on him. His wife is working out of town, so hopefully he gets back to me. If not, I might just show up at his house!
Well, I should work on the book for a bit (writer's block gone for now :). I'll leave you with this from the other day. I'd picked Cal up from swimming practice and we were driving home. Somebody that I Used to Know came on the radio, and I turned it up and said, "an oldie but a goody." Cal replies, "Mom, people don't really talk like that anymore." Haha. Touche kiddo, touché.