On Friday, my husband whisked me away for a weekend to ourselves. What a treat! I actually slept until 10 am on Saturday AND Sunday. I exercised twice. I watched 3 movies. I finished Stargirl and started reading Inkheart. And for the very best part…CABLE INTERNET! I checked my e-mail a bajillion times and leisurely surfed all the boards. It was great! Those aren’t all the fun things we did but some things I’ll just keep to myself. 🙂
Came home on Sunday to lovely hugs and kisses from our kids AND (insert trumpets here) Dah-dah-daaaaaaah! A HIGHLIGHTS CONTRACT! Yes, it’s true. I have to keep reminding myself. I sold two poems to Highlights. It’s nice to finally break in there.
And to end, in a day-late homenagem to my mom:
Thanks for putting up with me when I was a snotty, disrespectful wretch of a teenager.
Thanks for not saying “payback is rough” (well, not too often) when I whine about my own little messy Marvins.
Thanks for dreaming bigger dreams for me than I dreamed for myself.
Thanks for sending out all my subs (with your own stamps!) to cut down on the response time since I’m in Brazil.
Thanks…just thanks for all the things too numerous to name…for all the ways I don’t even know you’ve loved me.
I love you, Mom.