It's been a great day. This morning, I had breakfast in bed, and no one stayed around to watch me eat the toast (sorry about that, Mom). I then came downstairs, watched part of ET with the fam, and then got to open my presents. Yes, I knew what they were because I bought them, but I didn't know who had given me what. Flower gave me some cute cupcake pins, to go with the ones Cherie bought me (and, I finally found that flower pinchushion pattern I wanted to make), Mini-me gave me the DVDs to two of the recent BBC/PBS Jane Austen (speaking of, are you watching Cranford? Me oh my, that's a great one), and Patch gave me the new Stephenie Meyer book. Curly got me a funny card and some moolah for a quilt kit, that is currently sold out and will be back in a couple of weeks. Then, for dinner, Curly grilled up some delish steaks (in the rain!), while I made mashed potatoes, green beans and garlic, mushrooms, and Dijon onions. What made the dinner special was that I got to cook, which I love, but I didn't have to clean up. It was great!
On the way home from church, I was sharing my treat with the kids and Curly. He thanked me for sharing, and I said, "Well, without you I wouldn't be a mother." I know sometimes I get frustrated with my husband and kids, but I wouldn't trade them for anything. Not even a Wii. Well, maybe....no, I mean. NO. Not even for a Wii. I am grateful for my mom today, and for the wonderful example she is to me. I am grateful for my Grandma and my mother-in-law. What fine women I have in my life to look up to.