I had a horrible headache Friday afternoon. Actually, I’ve had several really bad headaches lately (has anyone else’s allergies been acting up as much as mine?). On the ride home Friday evening, I was dreading my usual greeting of “Hi honey, how’s your day? What’s for dinner?” LOL!
In my head, I was cursing the fact that I had meant to (and forgotten to) call Jim before he left work and ask that he pick up something for dinner on the way home because I felt lousy and most likely wouldn’t feel like cooking and pretty much just wanted to go straight to bed. I got home and was greeted by a realization …
… I have a very good man.
Jim had taken it upon himself to pick up my favorite frozen lasagna dinner (Sam’s brand 9-layer, with a creamy BÃ©chamel sauce) and had it already cooking when I walked through the door. In fact, he had it timed so that it would be done cooking just after I got home.
What a man.
Saturday I went shopping with my mother and grandmother. Picked up a new pair of sneakers (my old ones were literally falling apart at the seams!) and a few things to wear to work. I got a little hassling because I hadn’t planned on going over to Mom and Dad’s yesterday for Mother’s Day. :???:
I can’t please everyone, so why bother?
Or at least that’s the attitude I had yesterday. I’m not usually one who avoids something or someone, but yesterday was the day I wanted to be left alone and refused to deal with anything or anyone. I was feeling a little down, and it being Mother’s Day didn’t help. For the last couple of years Mother’s Day has had an entirely new meaning … Jessie had made me a Mother’s Day gift at school and her mother saw it and had a fit. Ever since then, Jessie has avoided making me anything or wishing me a Happy Mother’s Day because of her mother’s actions.
To her credit, her mother is a lot easier to deal with nowadays and wouldn’t have reacted that way today, but that one incident still affects Jessie’s behavior — and still affects me. I know I shouldn’t let her get to me, and I know Jessie loves me, but it hurt. And so yesterday I wallowed and sulked about. I had a good couple cries and am feeling a lot better today.
I’m really looking forward to this upcoming weekend. My Ladies Night Out MeetUp group is getting together for Do Dah Day. The lovely Teresa is going as well. Plus, I found out this morning that Jim’s brother and his family are coming in early this weekend because I had told Jim’s mother about Do Dah Day and they wanted to come too … so we’re going to have a HUGE gathering. :mrgreen:
I’m planning on calling Jessie’s mother tonight to see if she’ll let us have her for the entire weekend, as I’m sure she’d LOVE to go to Do Dah Day with us; and Jim’s mother is planning a big to-do Sunday to celebrate “Grandma’s Day” (belated Mother’s Day, but happier, LOL). So unless she already has big plans, I figure she’ll be pretty accommodating, which will be cool and Jess will have a ball. :cool: