Monday, May 12, 2014

A(n almost) perfect Mother's Day weekend

I had a really great Mother's Day weekend. It started out Friday evening with my enjoying a glass of wine while talking to the neighbors as our kids rode their bikes. I was able to let go and not hover over my kid, as I did last summer, when she first learned to ride a bike. (But I did get up a few times when they went around the corner and were out of our sight for more than a few minutes.). Let's not talk about the Pens loss that evening.

Saturday morning, my MIL brought me a nice glass decorative thing. I really don't need more knick-knacks, but it was pretty and thoughtful. Then the hubby and J took her to the airport, while I cleaned the shower (okay, that part was not too fun) and then went shopping for a couple of hours. I am not a fan of shopping, but I had not been clothes shopping in months and this was the first time I have done it without a kid in way longer than that. I ended that trip with three free pretzels from Philly Pretzel Factory, thanks to my winning a Facebook contest (I have now won something from them three times).

The hubby, J, and I later when to Home Depot where we picked up some vegetable plants. Really hoping things grow better for us this year. We seem to do well with tomatoes and not much else. That evening, the hub made a delicious seafood pasta, and he and the kid cleaned everything up!

Sunday morning, J came into my room with a cup of coffee, which was what I told them I wanted more than anything; I make the coffee every single day, so it was a nice break. Then the two of them made pancakes and sausage, J gave me a bracelet and card she made, and she and I headed to church.

Right after, we headed downtown to see Seussical, but in plenty of time to allow us to enjoy the beautiful day.


For lunch, we ate outside at Primanti's, where it turns out mothers ate free that day! 

Mmm, double egg and cheese

J and I outside Subway, next door to Primant's (she does not share my love of Primanti's, so we grabbed a sub for her there)
Then J and I walked around the city and the Point for almost 30 minutes, which was good considering I pledged to do 30 minutes of exercise for 30 straight days recently via a friend's challenge.

We made it to the show in plenty of time so spare, where we were slightly annoyed by a five-year-old boy who would not stop talking to me and asking me a million question. But Seussical was enjoyable (although mics went out a few times), and we ended up getting out of the parking garage in record time, not to mention a traffic-less Parkway.

The hubby made another good dinner of chicken and rice, and I once again had no dishes to do, which was followed by the neighbor boys bringing over a gift for me (candle and holder). And we ended the evening at the neighbor's house where we once again chatted.

The only downside was, once again, the Pens loss. Seriouisly, what the H-E-double hockey sticks is wrong with that team?!

If you are a mom, I hope you had a weekend even half as nice as I did.Minus the Pens loss.

4 comments:

Burgh Baby said...

I'm glad you had a good one! Now let's hope the Pens make it up to us. That was a brutal game.

bluzdude said...

At least the other series is going 7 games as well... We'll see tonight if that even matters...

Heather said...

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Facie said...

Well, Bluz and BB, what can I say about the Pens, other than sigh.