I am spending my day at the office today, looking out at the sunshine. I am working, but mostly I’m am here as support for my younger son who has a big assignment due and needs the quiet place to work. I used to tell my husband when the kids were small that I’d love a day to myself for Mother’s Day, but really, supporting my son is what it’s all about.
My son said, “Don’t you always say you want to go for brunch on Mother’s Day? Well we can go to the Starbucks drive-through and you’ll finally get your brunch!” Funny guy. In the end the drive-through line was too long, but some of the Starbucks stores are now allowing mobile orders, so that’s what we did.
I haven’t seen my older son since March 14, due to possible Covid at his office and then just cautious social distancing. He turns 25 this week though and I’m looking forward to him coming for dinner next weekend. A couple of years ago, he gave me a blue orchid — it was actually a dyed plant, so it’s white now and still thriving. I’m plant sitting at the office for one of my staff — that’s her plant below.
My husband was able to have a call with his mum earlier today. Mine’s been gone for a while, but I always feel like if I could just remember her number I could give her a call. Always seems like maybe she’s not too far away. (My avatar is a painting she did that hangs in my living room.)
I recently discovered a singer/songwriter I really like. Not sure why I wasn’t aware of Brandi Carlile before, as she is a Grammy-winning artist. (I think I thought people were talking about Belinda Carlisle of The Go-Go’s!) Her song The Mother, about life with her daughter, is very honest and shows the two sides of parenting…. “Welcome to the end of being alone inside your mind. You’re tethered to another and you’re worried all the time.” And the video (which I only just watched) is really nice.
Whether you are a mother or the child of a mother, I hope you are having a great day.