Mother's Day has always been hit or miss here. Some years I drop hints and guilt trips. Some years I say nothing and wait to see what (if anything) happens. Some years my menfolk spoil me. Some years hubby thinks 'You're not MY mom,' and leaves it up to the boys. So yeah, I never know what to expect.
This year though, hubby was up early and asked me where I wanted to go for breakfast.
"I think you know," said I. And off we went . . .
Still, it was nice to go out for breakfast. And by the time we left the whole waiting area was packed and there was a line out the door and out to the parking lot. Really? IHOP is nice and all, but I don't think I'd wait in line THAT long to eat there.
We stopped at Steins garden center to get a few things, then headed home.
These tarts are both from the Scentsationals Mother's Day line. The blue one is called My Mom Is Super Cool, and is described as 'Sea salt, driftwood, and a cool breeze.' It's a nice scent, not one I'd normally choose, sort of sweet with very very slight salty and musky hints. It does remind me of outdoors, more the way 'green' scents do, and not like florals. The green tart is called My Mom Is The World's Best Chef and is described as 'Baked apple and pastry - just like Mom's kitchen!' I had sniffed this one in the store a couple of times but hadn't bought it because apple scents tend to make me think of fall and I don't want those types of thoughts in spring. You do get the apple scent, and some soft spicy notes, but there is enough of the pastry scent to move it from fruity to bakery. I love this one, but I *will* wait until fall to melt it.
Later in the day I went to visit my mom while hubby went to visit his. The boys were anti-social and stayed home. I gave my mom a red daisies plant and a Green Bay Packers sun catcher. She had actually picked out the sun catcher a while ago and said to order it for her. So I did, and then just paid for it and held onto it until Mother's Day, by which time she'd forgotten all about it. LOL A couple of my brothers had already been to visit her, and she now had the new TV and stand we'd all chipped in to buy for her. She was quite happy about that, and said she'd been so frustrated with her old TV and was going to put on layaway next time she got to town, so my brother had to spill the beans and hurry to get this one to her. Doh! Oh well, it all worked out.
My Mother's Day was pleasant enough. I hope yours was too!