I have many half-baked thoughts running through my head - we'll see how many of them actually make it into full-fledged posts.
I had a very nice Mother's Day. After surviving the nightmare that is a middle school talent show, the girls and I drove down to my sister's house. We were meeting my parents on Saturday for a combination Mother's Day/my father's 65th bday celebration. We went to a chocolate festival, where the girls got to do plenty of crafts, and I got a dark choco-covered strawberry, one of my favorite things in the world!
After lunch and some time spent window-shopping at one of the most obnoxious little streets ever (their furniture store had signs all over "no pictures please!") with high-priced and unnecessary items, we dropped my parents off at the train station, and went back to my sister's.
The girls swam, I sat relaxing in the sun, and it was very nice. Later, after my sis' hubby made us dinner, we relaxed in the Jacuzzi (which was the whole reason I drove down), watched ET and went to bed.
On Mother's Day, we got home around noon and found a lovely bouquet of flowers waiting for me from one of my mother forums, which was so nice. I also got a nice shout-out from singlemommyhood.com. And the girls made me lovely presents, which I'll post pics of someday.
The best part was Sylvia made me dinner. She's been taking cooking in school this quarter, and she made me tacos with only a very little help from me. She served me soda in a champagne glass (how cute is that?) and we had a lovely dinner.
I did laundry because I had to, but otherwise it was a very nice, relaxing day.
Sylvia is waiting to find out if she was elected to her student body council. She was so excited when so many of her friends told her they voted for her. I hope she makes it, but I think she'll be okay if she didn't.
Riley's soccer team still hasn't won a game, but they did score more goals last week than ever before!
I did get some sad news on Friday. I found out that my friend's wife died. Superduke, you're in my thoughts.