Weekend Already? Really?

It’s been a good week. Idyllic, even. I took some vacation time this week to hang out with my mom and make sure that her needs were met. We’ve been going swimming every morning, it’s been hot during the days but at that time of the morning, the temperature is just perfect for a swim outdoors.

My mom and I hung out at home today, she worked on paperwork and I got through the stack of paperwork that I’ve been ignoring for who knows how long. I’m pleased with myself for that. Between that and the hour long nap I took, the other thing I managed to do was upload pictures from our jaunt in San Francisco, which can be found here: LINK

I made some more of my ACV rinse (apple cider vinegar, aloe vera & a stalk of rosemary) this afternoon and left the bottles sitting on the kitchen counter — they’re really kind of pretty. Tony saw them tonight and commented that there’s a plant growing in my bottles. For some reason that made me laugh.

We had dinner tonight with Grace and her family. When Tony and I got married nearly four years ago, Grace and her husband were a special part of our wedding. Her husband photographed the event and Grace was, for all intents and purposes, informally my Maid of Honor. Or technically Matron of Honor, I suppose. My mom wasn’t able to attend our wedding in person, so she attended via telephone and Grace was the one who held the phone during the ceremony. Tonight was the first time my mom and my friend were finally able to meet each other.

I took my mom over to the train station yesterday so she could go visit my brother. Watching that train leave with her on it made me terribly sad, even though I knew she’d be back in just a few hours. So I went to the grocery store and bought her some fig newtons — I know she loves those things. It made me feel better and they made her happy later that night.

On Wednesday, Tony’s mom took my mom shopping — I think it’s very cool that our mommies get along so well that they can spend a day shopping together. I’m guessing they could probably spend a lot of time together and not even notice that it was passing so quickly. During that time, since I wasn’t needed at home, I went into work for four hours. That night, we met some longtime family friends in Downtown Disney for dinner. It made for a long day for us, an even longer day for them (they drove up from San Diego county to meet up with us), but it was so worth it and we all enjoyed it.

My mom even got to meet my Fish Whisperer — in a surprise visit, he stopped by to drop off some spirulina (fish food) and pick up some tank dividers that I’m no longer using. She’s heard so much about him and he saved her grandfish, it seemed pretty cool that she got to meet him.

Our little birdy loves having someone here all day. She chirps and chatters away to express her happiness. Snug has been creeping out and actually let my mom pet him today, I think, which is really sweet. We had a hummingbird sitting on our string of lights in the back yard for six or seven hours today. At one point, I even opened the slider door to get a better picture and the hummingbird just looked at me and didn’t even care. My mom worried that maybe the hummingbird is sick, do hummingbirds normally perch somewhere for that long? I hope so, because I don’t want to find a dead hummer in one of my plants back there.

We have family time tomorrow, Sunday I take my mom to the airport and then more family time Sunday afternoon. For once, I wish this week could be replayed, or at the very least I wish I could just press the pause button on time for a few more days.

I wish you all a Happy Weekend!



Filed under Brother rates his own category, I did something Special, I have Family, I have Friends, Kid Substitutes

9 responses to “Weekend Already? Really?

  1. grrrace

    it was really nice to get to see you and finally meet your mom! πŸ™‚

    thanks for carving out some time for us. πŸ™‚ but sorry we missed tony! give him a big hug for us.

    xox, g


    I’m so glad you and everyone were able to make it out. Gosh, was that really Friday night? It seems like it was months ago already!

    ~Jammie J.

  2. Cat

    I hadn’t realized that Grace and your mom had not met yet! Also, can you believe we’ve both been married 4 years? Where does the time go?

    Those bottles are pretty. I should email you some time about the hair thing and I think ..soap in general? It might be beneficial to me to try out the natural way. I think I’ll let you perfect it first though (haha!). (Ok, so I know it’s an individual thing, but you seem to still be in the experimental stages and I’m too lazy to go through that. *giggle*)

    I know, can you believe that we’ve all been married for 4 years-ish already? So weird how time goes so quickly.

    I don’t regret ditching my shampoo. Not one bit. And that mixture hasn’t changed for me. I also am loving the Baking Soda as a face cleaner and likely won’t ever go back to using soaps. The thing I’m “perfecting” is the conditioner part of it, because I’m vacillating on what I want to do. I love all the scents of my conditioners, which is why I keep playing around with the mixtures. πŸ™‚

    ~Jammie J.

  3. What a perfect visit : )

    Love the bottles!

    Thank you so much for being willing to be our “back up” for our little project. Even though we didn’t get to talk, it was wonderful to hear your sweet voice on my voicemail. xo

    ~Jammie J.

  4. Beth

    Glad you’re enjoying your Mom’s visit. And I know what you mean about wishing to press the pause button on time. I’ve had a few of those moments myself, it makes me thankful I have those moments I want to pause or replay.

    Love your pictures! The one of you wearing your prison jammy cracked me up! πŸ˜€


    Yes, I’m so grateful to have such a wonderful mom. I am so blessed. I’m alll sniffly right now because I just took her to the airport and I didn’t want to. πŸ˜₯

    My mom said that prison jammy picture was weird because of the angle. hehehe

    ~Jammie J.

  5. Thanks for all those SF pics. That really brought back memories. It was like I was there all over again.

    I’m so glad you enjoyed the pics. πŸ™‚ I couldn’t believe how perfect the weather was for us. πŸ™‚

    ~Jammie J.

  6. Getting caught up with everyone. Loved the picture of your new jammies. You should have worn them to Alcatraz! That would have worked great with you in the cell.

  7. tony

    Mommy gone, very sad, but mommy is going back to her home right now. Mommy will be back and then it will be fun times again. We had a great time with mommy here…..

    Love you sweetie,XXOXOXOXO.nananana

    Mommy rode the cable car. That mommy of mine!

    ~Jammie J.

  8. i’m so glad you guys got to have such a wonderful time … even though you don’t see your mom as often as you want – you guys sure pack a lot of loving into that visit!!!

    We sure did, I’m plum exhausted! πŸ™‚

    ~Jammie J.

  9. It sounds like a WONDERFUL time with your Mom, my dear….Precious moments—Lovely! And I can understand why you don’t want them to end….!

    We had a good week together. So glad for the gift of time. πŸ™‚

    ~Jammie J.