You would think from my title that I am going back to May 2006. No, I am referring to today. I don't mean to be negative about the 2 Mother's Days I have experienced so far. There is just absoulutely nothing memorable about them. Sorry, Ian, if this makes you look bad. Perhaps you deserve it though. No cards, no flowers, no breakfast in bed, no kid-free time, no family picnic, no dinner out.
However, that is all forgotten after today. Ian offered to take Kellen to Regina with him while he did some shopping and errands. I almost had a tear watching them drive away this afternoon. But I soon forgot the momentary sadness. I HAD THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING ALL TO MYSELF!!! I have weeded and watered my garden and my flowers (in peace, without yelling "Kellen, come back!" or having to replant anything that got yanked). I have done laundry, cleaned the house, paid bills, filed the piles of paper that had accumulated, done dishes...okay, maybe that doesn't sound like a real exciting Mother's Day. But to get caught up on things and organized, to have some time with my thoughts, to have peace and quiet, and to not feel in a hurry...I did enjoy every minute of it. I am now sitting down to scrapbook with some homemade hot cocoa. Wow. What a day. Best Mother's Day ever!