Everyone gave me coupons, and I LOVE coupons.
Sam even gave me coupons to buy books. Fifty dollars at Ollie's and a hundred at the Scholastic Book Warehouse sale. And the promise of Symphony tickets for next year. And it can come out of savings (as I pointed out that it was a great present, but a bit impossible if it had to come out of the budget).
Plus he gave me, I-promise-to-do-the-laundry coupons. Lots and lots of laundry coupons. Awesome.
After church and food, we went up to Mary's fiddling recital.
Mary participated in a music competition last Monday, her first competition. She got first place in the junior strings division, and she even won money (which is going to go towards a better violin!). As a result, she has to perform tonight (something she is not so excited about). We're thrilled she won after so much hard work, but this was a heavy-duty, classical music competition and what she played yesterday was just plain fun:
(Mary's wearing green)
Best Mother's Day present ever.
Afterwards, we came home and had a delicious new salad mix from Costco that is made of Kale and shaved brussel sprouts and poppy seed dressing. Seriously good.
And I got to read this book to Shaaemus before bed:
Wilma Tenderfoot: The Case of the Frozen Hearts by Emma Kennedy
He was reluctant at first, because of the girl detective, but it was a mystery, and he loves mysteries. And he loves to snuggle alone with me and read.
What a great day!
Happy Mother's Day to all of you!!! (Whether you have children of your own or not!)