Making the Most of Mother’s Day

So yeah. Yesterday morning was frustrating, waking up to water everywhere and a messed up kitchen ceiling. But I’m tired of days just going to hell because of things outside my control, and decided to do what I could to make this an awesome day. While we waited for our insurance people to send out the cleanup crew, the family went outside to begin the next phase of our landscaping project. The boys hauled rocks, Jason built rock walls, and I troweled up a small ditch along the sidewalk and walls to put in a wood border. My arms/wrist are sore and I have a few blisters, but the result was nice:

Late morning, the insurance people still hadn’t come, so we called back to find out their system was down. They gave us the go-ahead to get someone of our own to clean up and fix the toilet, so we called out our contractor friend James, who had already seen my posts on Facebook and volunteered to come out. It didn’t take him long to get things in order, and by early afternoon, we had a working bathroom again. Now we just wait for the adjuster to come, evaluate, and write up our claim so that we can get the kitchen ceiling and bathroom floor fixed/replaced.


With that part out of the way, we all settled down to watch Forever My Girl. I’ve wanted to see it since it came out a few months ago, even though I knew that it would make the rational part of me angry. It’s a shame when romantic and rational sides collide, haha! It was a simultaneously cute and infuriating movie!

Afterwards, Jason and the boys took me out to a local restaurant called Pesto’s. We haven’t been there in a few years and hoped it would be just as good as we remembered. It was. First thing we discovered was that they had a Mother’s Day special going on – a free mimosa for moms! It was pretty and delicious:

For dinner, I had Romano-crusted chicken over linguine in a lemon-caper sauce (mmm), and Jason and I shared a slice of tiramisu afterwards while the boys had homemade sorbet. Everything there seems to be made from scratch with real ingredients (the Caesar salads, for instance, had anchovies in the dressing), and it was all 100% amazing. I can’t wait to have the other half of my dinner for lunch today!

In the end, it turned out to be a pretty nice Mother’s Day despite the chaos of the morning. I’m glad we were able to salvage something from the day!!!

About Amanda

Agender empty-nester filling my time with cats, books, fitness, and photography. She/they.
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5 Responses to Making the Most of Mother’s Day

  1. Michelle says:

    I am so glad you were able to salvage the day and enjoy yourself. Your meal sounds delicious; I can see why you are excited about leftovers!


  2. Alexx's Keto Avenue says:

    Sounds like your mother’s day was awesome I’m super glad you deserve it. How you managed not to get too upset over the flooding is again a testimony to how powerful mind over manner is because I would have been blown Great job and you continue to rock! I’m very proud of you homie! On father’s day, I’ll take a mimosa.lmao


    • Amanda says:

      I think the only reason I didn’t get totally overwhelmed was because I was already at the overwhelmed stage before it happened! Heh. It helped to have the toilet fixed. Felt like we were just a tiny bit in control, I suppose.

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  3. Alexx's Keto Avenue says:

    Well thats still awesome you managed to handle that with so much awareness I’m thinking I would have been stressed! Did I mention how awesome it is that your back?


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