Sunday Matters: A Day for Moms

Sunday Matters

To all the moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you are ridiculously spoiled today.

Right Now:

Coffee. Church. Driving. The Ocean. Food. Books. More ocean. Possibly more food. That is the plan for today but my daughter’s bus was in an accident last night on her way back from a choir festival at Disneyland. They are all fine but other cars were involved and she didn’t get home until very late so the plans might change. Thank God they weren’t hurt!

This Week:

Pretty much the same old stuff going on. My daughter is rehearsing for two shows which is a bit of an adjustment. My son is wrapping up the semester and managed to snag an internship with the city working in the Arts & Events division so he’s pretty happy about that.

Me? Nothing much to report. The weather is all over the place but it’s got me thinking about Christmas which means I’ve clearly lost my mind.

Oh, and the gophers are still a problem. Now that the grass is growing, we have lots of rabbits that are helping the gophers destroy it. We always had rabbits but when the grass died they went elsewhere. Now they are back. The Otter Pup watches them eat the grass all day long and is so bent out of shape by the time we get home.


On Instagram I see gorgeously styled photos including books and food or books and a cocktail and I think, “Wow. I want to read that book” even though I have dozens of my own to read. Some are highly anticipated and yet, the book that someone else is reading always sounds better. FOMO (fear of missing out) is a real thing and I experience it daily when it comes to books.

So, what am I reading? The Thirst by Jo Nesbø and Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.


We did manage to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and I thought it was equal to if not better than the first movie. This one had more heart, in my opinion.


I made breakfast for dinner one night but we were out literally every other night so I must admit that there were a few cereal nights and that was in addition to the waffle and bacon night so breakfast foods won out this past week. Today, I just plan to eat. No cooking and hopefully not grocery shopping.

Grateful for:

I’m a little sad today because I can’t help but think of my own mom which of course reminds me of everything else but I am glad to be hitting the road and not thinking about any of it, at least for a little while. Also very glad that my daughter and her friends were not hurt in that accident.

And for those of you not celebrating today, stay inside and watch a movie because the crowds are out in full force.

28 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: A Day for Moms”

  1. You deserve a peace filled day! I totally know what you mean by always wanting to read what someone else is reading! I so want to get over that!

  2. Mother’s Day is one I choose to spend at home. In fact, a perfect day is not having to leave the house. One son is bringing his kids over to swim. I spent the morning reading NYT from start to end. Husband fetched croissants and coffee. A nap is in order later. And I will try to stuff some reading in there too. Happy Mother’s Day.

    1. Thank you. When she first called me about the accident, I thought she was joking. It sounded like she was laughing but in fact, she was crying. I felt bad about doubting her when I realized what had happened.

  3. Happy Mother’s Day, Ti!! I’m so glad that your daughter’s okay and no one was hurt in that accident. Definitely enjoy your day out with your family – food, books, and more food sounds perfect to me 🙂 My sis and I took our mom out yesterday and today and you are right – the crowds are most definitely out in full force. Luckily, we are going to spend the rest of the day with her just relaxing at her house 🙂

    1. I don’t know if it’s just me getting older, or the fact that my mom is no longer around to celebrate with, but I really saw some nice celebrations going on and not the big fanfare kind. BBQs and picnics in the park, garden walks… simply time spent together. Very nice.

      We had a lovely afternoon but we were all dragging after the bus incident. She didn’t get home until very late and we didn’t hit the sack until about 1:30-2 a.m. On Mother’s Day, we found out that one of her friends on the bus ended up with a broken arm. She didn’t notice it until the next day. They were all so worked up. So, I am just glad that their bus driver was experienced and knew how to handle all those kids and their teacher was just so awesome too.

    1. I hope you had a nice Mother’s Day and that you had something yummy to eat and/or drink and that you go to spend some time with your boys. My day was low key but good. I needed a low key day and we spent it in Ojai which is like spending a day outside with hippies but all was good.

      1. Sounds wonderful! I had a nice low-key day too — I spent much of it reading (What the Robin Knows). Missed my older son though — who lives in MD now — but we’re looking forward to having him home in a couple weeks! 🙂

  4. Happy Mother’s Day to you! I had a very low key day, which was fine. The weather is great here- 85 degrees and sunny. I am counting down the number of school days left – still too many!

    1. Our weather was really nice too but they say we are getting rain this week. It’s chilly right now. Doesn’t really look like rain. I hope it doesn’t rain because I just got the car washed.

      School is almost out! Hang in there.

    1. It was a pretty good Mother’s Day. We took a little road trip. We were all tired from the night before but hey, I got no opposition because of their exhaustion. Except for a little moodiness it was a nice day.

      I read your hammock comment. LOL. I think I should steer clear of hammocks. A nice lounge chair will do.

      1. I don’t think I would have minded a road trip. I am still not certain how I feel about being left alone all weekend. I suppose I should feel grateful, but it felt a bit too close to every day life to feel like a gift.

        Well, I am thankful no one was around to watch me flip and fall. Connor made it look graceful. I’m pretty sure I ended up looking like a dying fish. LOL!

  5. Ugh on a bus crash! glad all is OK. and congrats to E on the internship/job. And happy belated MOM day. and hope you have some fun reading in your near future.

    1. I guess one girl on the bus broke her arm but it wasn’t discovered until the day after. It was a long, long night.

      Mother’s Day was pretty good but we were all dragging since none of us got to bed the night before until around 2 a.m.

    1. Me too. One of the choir kids did end up with a broken arm but with these chain reaction crashes, it could have been so much worse.

  6. Did you get to the beach for Mother’s Day? Oh the Ocean would be nice. So glad your daughter wasn’t hurt. The 405 near Anaheim can be crazy, along with all the other highways around L.A. We are watching The Handmaid’s Tale which is on Bravo in Canada but it reminds me of you and how you would like this series … creepy and dark. It seems to beat The Walking Dead which has gotten to be old old news …

    1. We drove past the ocean on the way to Ojai. I had an allergic reaction on Friday night that lasted three full days. My entire upper lip was so swollen that I could not be seen in public. I chose activities where I didn’t have to be out in the open. Basically, a nice drive out, a trip to the bookstore, eating in a dark restaurant. My lip is back to size but still cracked from all the swelling. I hate to say it but I think it was from my plastic water bottle. I am really becoming sensitive to everything now.

  7. I am so glad that your daughter was not hurt nor any of the other kids. Way to Go! Your son is a go-getter! 🙂 I hope you are feeling better and enjoying your books. I know what you mean about missing out on books that look good.

  8. FOMO? I love it! It’s a real disease and should probably be added to the DSM! I’ll bet if I just took a 3-4 month break from blogging, I could get through a lot of books I already own without the distraction of the new ones. Or…would I spend all of that time anxious about what new books I’m not finding out about?!

    1. I do get a bit anxious about all the new books coming out. Especially when I know I won’t even get to 1/4 of them. I could have the same exact book as someone else but when they post it on Instagram or FB I instantly want to read it even though it’s been sitting on my shelf for a long time.

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