Covid-Themed Mother's Day
For many, this is a complicated Mother's Day. Many are faced with decisions about how to celebrate Mom, with a lurking pandemic theme. I'm kind of glad my Mom Day was simple.
I'm missing Mom and my kids today. That's nothing new. I would have been missing them today, regardless of quarantine-time.
In recent years, Mother's Day has been a day to enjoy memories of my dear mom and to chat with far-away kids on the phone. Today is the hardest on families who live near each other, but are trying to stay apart.
I'm glad I wasn't one of those people torn with making a decision, about going to Mother's Day Brunch.
Many restaurants in Texas were open and serving brunch, today. I wasn't a bit tempted.
Keeping it Simple
Don offered me coffee in bed and I said, "Why not?" I've never been one to even want breakfast in bed. But, these are different times. Time to try new things, like lingering a bit, with my funny little book.
It was lovely outside, but we stayed inside, long enough to catch CBS Sunday Morning. The show was extra soothing today, with lots of tulips!
We decided to support one of our local Chinese restaurants for our noon meal. Kung Pao Chicken and Orange Chicken!
I was in heaven with my tea and chopsticks. Our Chinese feast did make me miss my mom and the kids, though. We have a lot of shared memories from numerous Chinese restaurants. Mom taught the kids to love Shrimp Toast and Crab Rangoon!
Gifts and Zoom
In the afternoon, it was time for gifts and Zoom. Those kids of ours made me laugh, as always! I'm so glad I have 4 now!
I miss the days of homemade cards and potholders. But there's nothing quite like Quarantine-inspired Mother's Day gifts! I am beyond touched that these kiddos have given me gifts that will give me hours of entertainment! Crafts and seeds! I will plant and stitch and think of them!
I keep saying it was such a simple, enjoyable day. But I forget that it was probably more stressful for Don. He was once again in charge of making sure my pandemic celebration was enjoyable. April birthday... May Mother's Day... Father's day????
In the evening, Don served me some Clos Pegase Rose. It was from a California winery, that we had planned to visit next week.
After a bit, a few little gifts slyly appeared! I absolutely can't complain about my Mother's Day.
In fact, the weather was so perfect, I didn't want the day to end.
So many of our shared quarantine days have felt long. (Especially in March) But, this was a good, long day.
My fortune cookie told me it had to come to an end.
Cancer - Covid
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me.
Coronavirus and Cancer! Both are evil, but neither can totally get me down... if I vent! I hope with Covid, I run out of complaints before 200!