"Friday called. She's on her way and she is bringing wine."
The Covid-19 or Corona Virus has gotten everyone panicking and worrying. Rightfully so to a cautious extent. While I don't have any Corona and lime at home, there is wine. Which made me realize that this is the first week for some mommas and dads to have homeschooled their kiddos for the first week in our area. Now we have chosen to homeschool our littles. Crazy choice I know. Call me certified.
Now on to the story. This is a cute book that kind of follows "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie." by Laura Numeroof and illustrated by Felicia Bond. Just aged up to a momma's perspective. The book is "If You Give a Mommy a Glass of Wine" by Renee Charytan and illustrated by Rick Van Hattum. I was asked three times by our littles if I colored the book. They love the illustrations. Each one asked to look at the book. Well why not, they know momma likes some grape juice.
A word of forewarning there is some pointing, shhhh-ing, and having to chat with a little. They did promise to be good. LOL For them it went really well. I did miss one page in the book. Ooops! Sophie told me about it. See if you can figure it out.
There was no morning grape juice for me. Drinking straight up coffee. Soon to be switching to some tea. The gorgeous cup was created by Jennifer Hotaling. I love it! My favorite colors to boot. (Have a couple others and my kids claimed them.)
Find humor while you are home. Love your family, cuddle your babies, call your parents and those you cannot be with right at this moment. Don't forget about face time, too. Just make sure people know that they are loved. Be safe and take care of yourself. Light and Love.
"Most mothers are instinctive philosophers."
~Harriet Beecher Stowe
Pretty little butterfly enjoying a flower on my walk.
You might be wondering what could possibly be wrong for a Mother's Day celebration with your children and spouse? Well this is being written from two different hearts point of view. Grab a cup of tea, bottle of water, glass of wine or a cup of coffee if you are a night bird. Get comfy with your blanket and start reading.
Today was a pretty amazing Mother's Day for me. I got to sleep in this morning to a little after 7 am. Normally I am up first thing in the morning. The option to sleep in a little bit was great. Then it was a delicious breakfast of French toast made by Chloe with our own farm raised eggs and milk from our goats.
When the tummies were all full, it was time for chores. Outside some of them went (Donald and the kiddos) while the Jazzaroo stayed inside with me. A whirlwind of activity happened around the house. Outfits were double checked that we had everything. Tights, shoes, shorts, t-shirts, hair bows, oh my! (Missing one hair bow that went MIA at Expo time.) Showers were quickly ran through and hairs were done. Everyone loaded up in the car. We are off to the last part of this year's dance adventure at Julie's Dance Studio, LLC. Wish each of them luck!
After the littles danced their numbers in the recital we then went to Phillip's Diner for a mixed bag celebration, Mother's Day and the success of another dance year. The food was delicious and we were all stuffed afterwards. Each little one used their manners and were so polite. They talked and joked together. Conversed with the waitress. It is amazing how wonderful they are. As I watched them laugh and smile and glow, my eyes teared up. These are my babies.
After dinner we headed home. Everyone changed and it was time to go out to the barn and get the chores done for the night. Which of course meant also playing with the baby goats. What a great way to end the day. :)
The only thing that would have made this day better was to spend time with my oldest daughter and see her smiling face. Kaitlynn did send me a Happy Mother's Day text. Understandable due to the fact she had to work. Devion joked with me. He is a goofy kid. All my children are loved with all my heart. My day was not bad. The flip side of this is in part 2 .
I hope you all had a blessed Mother's Day with your loved ones.
"I feel like it’s always about embracing what it is that you think is wrong with you. It’s often times your greatest ‘flaw’ which actually forays into what is also your greatest strength."
What can I ask for of 2019? This year is actually going to be easier. I have decided that this year is for me. It seems weird or strange to say, however, I am going to be courting myself. Finding myself again and falling in love with my inner persona. It is about time that my mind and heart meet up and remind me that I am good enough. That the soul, body, and heart are in a steady commitment and they need to bond to make a healthy and happy individual.
It is going to be hard to get back some of the individual I was so many years ago. The waist line might not come back. The hairline might not either for that fact. However, none of that truly matters as long as I work slowly towards it. Off came the fitbit and I am not using Myfitnesspal as I was obsessed with it. Time to go to pen and paper and pick better habits.
Resolutions are hard. These are going to be called goals instead.
Just Me being Me!
It is a start. Not perfect, but who wants to be. I know that I don't. Just want to be quirky and me. Blessed be all of you amazing people.