The theme of this Mother’s Day was relaxation.
The Princess bought me a sign that says, “Not my circus, not my monkeys.” It’s my newest favorite saying, and it means don’t get involved in things that don’t concern you. It’s something I have to remind myself of in many areas of my life. It’s now hanging on my desk and makes me smile every time I see it.
Banana Girl bought me grown-up coloring books and colored pencils. The coloring books are intricate designs and as soon as I saw them I knew I wanted them. I started coloring in the flower book she got me and I’m having so much fun. The problem with being a writer when it comes to relaxing is either I can’t turn off my brain, meaning that I critique what I read or study things for use in future stories; or I use my writing to relax, which is nice, but not much of a break. I’m also on social media too much and having the coloring books will keep me occupied and give me the necessary breaks I need.
And the husband gave me Reeses! To be fair, I received my Mother’s Day gift early from him—the two new light fixtures that go with our newly painted downstairs—but he wanted me to have something to actually open on Mother’s Day, and he knows Reeses are my favorites.
Chocolate, a snarky phrase and coloring. Perfect for me!
Notice the light fixture in the background.