Pampering + Alone Time = Very Happy Mother's Day (or any other day, come to think of it)
It all got off to a good start: I slept until 8:30, while J entertained the kids. I was served a latte and two small squirmy boys who snuggled with me under the duvet while I opened my gift and a card that was "signed" in red crayon by Matthew and Oliver.
Later that morning I stepped out into the sunshine, on my own. A few heavenly hours were spent sipping coffee, reading and browsing stores. Then a warm afternoon in the garden, with chalk pictures, wagon rides and ice cream.
Dinner was a tasty feast of shrimp creole, fresh salad and strawberries and mango. And, when the kids were in bed and everything was peaceful, we sat out in the garden, watching the sun go down, drinking the last of the wine.
I couldn't have asked for a better day.