Tuesday, May 10, 2011

your mother was a hamster

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.


Maris (In Good Taste) said...

Sounds like a great day! Moms are the best!

Angela Noelle said...

Aw, I'm glad you had such a great visit with your mom :) And way to go keeping up with your diet and exercising!!

Cary said...

It's nice to be around someone who gets you and not having to try so hard. Glad you two had a good time.