Mother’s Day 2019

I had a quiet-ish Mother’s Day. We had the big pool party for Matt’s birthday on Saturday, and a good thing as Saturday was gloriously sunny and 80 degrees and Sunday was cloudy and 60 degrees. May is still early spring after all. Sara and Ben are away. My Salvadoran friend, a mother of two young girls, works in one of our favorite restaurants as a server on the weekends, so I went there for breakfast on my own. I had a card for her and some money inside — a gift card would have been a little less tacky, but I suspect that straight cash is the most useful in the end. She was touched, and insisted on paying for my breakfast — which I accepted graciously. Friendship is about mutuality, after all.

Matt and Archie stopped over in the afternoon to bring flowers from both my kids, spouses and grandkids, and Louise and I went out for happy hour later on. On the whole I had a day of simple pleasures, which is a fine theme for Mother’s Day. 🙂

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