Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mothers Make It All Better

I was having such a bad day yesterday.  It started off with my co-worker (doesn't it always, lol), then just got worse as the day went on. It didn't help that I was bored to tears at work. There just wasn't enough work to keep me occupied, but I still had to pretend to be busy.  I did manage to get a lot of my online shopping finished during work, but now I'm broke.

After work G and went on a hunt to find the perfect Christmas ornaments.  I have a new tree this year and decided I have to have new ornaments.  I want these ornaments, but I want them in glass and not plastic.

I want nice, bright colored ornaments.  I saw them everywhere last year, but can't find them this year except the plastic ones at Tar.get.  We drove all over town looking for glass ones, but I just kept getting in a worse mood because there was so much Christmas stuff I wanted to buy, but couldn't. Then we got to Hall.mark. They had so much stuff in there I wanted to buy.  I started looking at the ornaments and got really sad when I came to the children's ones.  I saw a mother - daughter one and got sad because I don't have a daughter to buy one for.  I didn't leave completely empty-handed, though.  I saw a wrap that I thought G's sister would like so he bought one for her and since they were buy on get one half off, he bought one for me, too.  He's so thoughtful.  After 5 stores, cold feet, an aching back , and a headache later, I was ready to go home.

By the time we got into town and picked up something to eat it was 6pm.  It was then that we realized we needed to pick up cat food at the vet's office, but they closed at 5:30.  Not normally such a big deal, but the cat's were completely out of food.

By the time we got home I was so completely grouchy I just wanted to go to bed, but I had to take the hartshorn to my dad that I ordered for him. (Hartshorn is baking ammonia used as a leavening agent.  It pre-dated baking powder and baking soda. We use it to make German Christmas cookies appropriately called Hartshorns- pronounced as harts horns. You can read about it here.) There was also a big ordeal about the hartshorn I was still upset over.

When I got to my parents house my mom took me into her room and told me she had something for me, but I couldn't say anything because she didn't get anything for my sister.  I was very curious at this point. She told me that she and my dad had gone to Hall.mark to pick out their annual ornament and she found something she wanted to get for me. Since I know how smart all of you are I'm sure you figured out it was the mother-daughter ornament I had eyeballed earlier that day. 

Of course I got all teary-eyed and weepy.  This is the first ornament my mother has ever bought for me.  It's also the first ornament on my tree so far.  We have kinda been going through a rough patch lately, but this just smoothed things right over.

It's amazing how such little things can mean so much to people.  The smallest thing that may not mean much to you can really brighten someone else's day.  So tell me what someone has done for you that really brightened your day.

1 comment:

jeanna said...

Your blog is looking very cheery and christmasy! What a sweet gesture from your mother, and a wonderful way to patch things.

The other day I was talking with my BFF about a house project we were going to tackle. She was so positive about it, so many other family and friends have been negative that it is discouraging. It really made my day.