|protein powder the little one is drinking in his effort to become a kick ass Naval Officer|
|a picture we got at Marshall's|
|new iPad holder and phone covers I found half price at SHOPBOP|
|the little one's new best friend|
|date night tuesday...sushi|
|big blizzard we had tuesday evening, it was gone the next day|
|the little one got his graduation gift early, he had to learn to drive a stick shift|
|new target scarf|
|anniversary gift from mr. funny|
|valentine's day/anniversary dinner = yum!|
|my cute valentine♥♥♥♥♥|
|on the way to dinner|
|text i got from mel this morning|
|wood pictures from marshall's|
|another gift for the loft boys, a wine rack (lordy mt table is cluttered)|
after being insanely busy at work last week, we were a little back to normal this week. busier than a normal february but not as crazy. our cooks are all getting some overtime till we can hire someone; it is slim pickings right now.
the little one is on like donkey kong with his workout routine his trainer sent him. he eats every 3 hours, runs, lifts weights and drinks lots of water and protein shakes. bless his heart.
i felt like a dying gerbil yesterday. i wanted to sleep all day and i cursed my internal female parts all day. i finally took a bath and got myself dressed but everything made me feel fat and ugly. the dress i picked out made me angry so i wore a gauzy top and trouser jeans with cute flats. and a lot of makeup. my husband said i was beautiful so who else matters right? after a few drinks and a crap ton of advil, i felt better. i ended up a bit drunk but woke up today feeling better although my brain felt too big for my skull (i blame the wine)
my husband planned 3 valentine's day specials for the restaurant. prime rib, steak or steak and shrimp for 2 with salads and cheesecake. he staffed to the max hoping to be busy and knowing we would be out of town for the evening. holy shizzles, they were busy!! the little one worked and he thought it would never end. busiest night since we bought the restaurant! it definitely paid to order extra this week and plan some nice specials. we had a little contest going with the servers to see who could sell the most specials. the winner got a cash prize. the winner ended up selling 24 specials.
the big one is loving his new loft and job. there have been a few adjustments to make on his own (and living with others) but he will learn. or he will move back home (hope not)
today is my mom's birthday. she would be 70 today. mel wrote this blog post last week which sent my pms self into tears. i did see mom in my dreams after she died. she told me all kinds of things and i choose to believe it as her ghost letting me know she was fine. the dreams were so real. i woke up to see her at the foot of my bed and that was the last time i dreamed of her where she spoke to me. i never dream of her now. i still think of her every single day. it is so weird to know someone your whole life and one day they are just gone. i used to say i hated the world without my mom in it but now i know she is here. in the wind, the flowers, the trees, in my kids and my siblings and my mind. in my wind chimes on a windless evening and a bird staring at me from a tree. i started a journal shortly after she died and found it when i was cleaning a drawer the other day. i feel like i have come a long way since i wrote that but a part of me went with her when she died.
she would have loved to see my boys graduate, drive, and see the little one fly an airplane (this would have made her a nervous wreck as she feared heights and flying, like me) she would have loved to see how our houses look and how well our business is doing and my sister go to law school and how close my sisters and i have stayed (minus a few ugly fights) she would have loved to see my sisters get married and see mel's boys grow up.
here's to you mom! forever 64 and beautiful!!!!
I love you!