Hey! Happy belated Mother’s Day! I hope all of you wonderful moms had an enjoyable day. I guess this year was kind of different, yet it wasn’t too different for me. Being that I am an ambivert, as described by Webster, “a person whose personality has a balance of introvert and extrovert features”, being at home is not a problem for me. A regular day for me, if I don’t have a client, is being in my office, at my desk working on my computer. I could be doing a myriad of things on my computer, but I’m at my computer nonetheless. I’m one of those people that doesn’t have to go out of the house every day and when I do have to go out, I usually don’t want to.
Well, Sunday was just another day but it was still a wonderful day. I had told my husband on Saturday that I wasn’t doing a darn thing on Sunday. Those aren’t the exact words I used but you get the point. Saturday is when I did things that I knew needed to be done but kept putting off, like cleaning my shower. Man, I hate cleaning my shower. Anyway, I did that and cleaned the rest of the bathroom. Mopped the half bath and cleaned the bathroom rugs and cleaned the kitchen. There are two reasons why I did all of that. One is that I knew it needed to be done and the other is so I wouldn’t feel guilty about not doing anything the following day.
Sunday comes, I lounge in bed trying to figure out what I want to do. While I’m doing that, my husband makes breakfast. There is a caveat. I did water the tomato plants and lilies but that’s all I did. My husband made grits, eggs, biscuits, and bacon for breakfast. It was delicious. Funny how things tend to taste better when they are made for you. For lunch, I believe he bought a pizza that he cooked. For some reason, I can’t clearly remember if we really had pizza for lunch or not. I guess it either wasn’t that important or just not that memorable. All I know is that I didn’t have to make lunch. We had a very late and filling lunch so by the time dinner came around nobody was hungry. I told my husband to not worry about dinner that night and he could just make what he planned the next night. By the way, he made some Chinese barbecue pork for dinner with jasmine rice and stir-fried vegetables. It was definitely worth the wait.
All in all, it was a great day. I thoroughly enjoyed relaxing, watching movies, and reading. It’s not very often that I get to do one of those things, let alone all three in one day. In addition to all of this, I had nice conversations with my husband and my son and many, many texts from friends and family. My heart is most definitely full. This may not seem like a lot to some people but it means a lot to me. I’m a rather “low maintenance” person. It doesn’t take a lot to make me happy. Someone taking the time to think about me or just let me be is a wonderful thing. Who doesn’t like being thought of?
One thing I always thought was funny was when Mother’s Day comes around, that’s the day that mothers usually want a break from motherhood. lol. It’s not a bad thing, it’s just true. We all need a break because you can’t pour from an empty cup. Being a mom is hard work and we all need a break sometimes. I do hope that all of the mothers who may be reading this enjoyed their Mother’s Day. I hope it was as exciting, relaxing, carefree, fill-in-the-blank of a day as you wanted it to be because you deserve it, especially those who have been helping with homeschooling. Take care of yourselves and know that you are loved, needed, and appreciated.
“Motherhood: if you think my hands are full, you should see my heart.” ~ unknown