There are a ton of things I want to or feel like I have to do.
Like a resolution list that I love to read so much on other blogs and then when said bloggers recap at the end of the year (love THAT even more). So I'm working on that.
So today is my mom's birthday.
I thought they were getting back from travels yesterday but I guess not because my dad isn't at work.
See how close we are?! I need to teach my parents to text so that we can communicate without actually speaking...I know that sounds cold but I think that would be better for us.
So it's her birthday today. I think she is 52 (I'm always horrible with knowing that stuff!) So I know I should do something but I've been so wrapped up in my own stuff that I haven't really done anything or thought about it to a large extent (yes I feel like a bad daughter).
So what do I get her...how do we celebrate? I would rather not go out for dinner (again for totally selfish reasons...not even sure if they are back yet anyway). I guess I could get her a cake on the way home from work but she doesn't really like cake hmmm maybe scrap that idea. I guess I could brainstorm about a gift to get her. I feel myself getting into a funk...which means I need to continue with this gratitude task like I said I would for the 30 days minimum (oops I kind of let the weekend slide because I was away without a computer/internet access).
So here is my gratitude for this weekend and maybe I will add one at the end of the day today.
I am grateful for:
So back to brainstorming for a birthday gift for my mom. Maybe I will check out Pier1 and Chapters to see if I get any inspiration on the way home from work. That and then a card should do the trick. It is not that I don't love my mom but maybe it is the years of disappointing her that makes it tough. She does have a tendency to be critical and negative so as long as I prepare myself for that I can't be disappointed. So maybe that is the way I go just do my best and stop worrying about pleasing everyone all the time. Starting with my mom's birthday gift.