I spent the past week doing all of the things that I normally do, except that I was doing them with my mommy!
She was totally on board with my diet and exercise plan, and ate salads and did 30 Day Shreds right alongside me. It was a great motivator, and we both had the lowest weigh-ins we've had for some time.
The best part was getting to spend Mother's Day with she who birthed me. We started the day with a lovely quiche for breakfast, spent the afternoon bowling (badly) at the base alley with some friends, and had dinner with my Navy wife bestie and her kiddos.
The thing that I love about my mom (one of many things, of course) is that we can just be together without having to make a plan or do anything. Whether we're at her house or mine, our lives can combine just as seamlessly as they did before I left the nest. There's no tension, no need to put on airs or façades, and nothing to prove. Spending time together is a pleasure.
We parted ways this morning. It'll be a little bit harder to stick to my workout schedule without a buddy cheering me on, but I'm going to keep at it. We'll be reunited soon enough, next month when I head to Michigan for my sister's wedding.
P.S. Your father smelt of elderberries.