Well, my mom’s on her way back to Ohio now…You’d think that being a parent myself now, and being almost 36 years old, I could send one of my parents off at the airport without bawling, but no. I didn’t cry as hard as I have in the past, but I already miss my mom and wish she could’ve spent another week here. I’m also hoping that maybe next summer, we can roadtrip out to Ohio so I can see friends and family.
And since I was feeling a little blue, Jay and I opted to do our anniversary dinner tonight, since there wasn’t really time to go out last Friday night.
A margarita was necessary, both because I’m sad for missing my mom, but it’s a nice cap-off to my last vacation day for awhile. It’s back to the grind tomorrow! But in the meantime, I enjoyed my chicken flautas:
After we finished with dinner, we popped over to the store so I could pick up a few things:
New beauty treats. The mascara was a necessity, because I ended up giving my mom my only tube of it–She’d forgotten hers at home. It’s my mom, so I would’ve been fine re-using it, but I’ve also had pinkeye twice, and I just didn’t want to tempt fate about getting it again. And I also hadn’t used it in long enough that my mom said it was drying out anyway (my allergies have been really bad lately, as we haven’t had much rain since I don’t even remember when!).
I did enough cooking while my mom was here that we have TONS of leftovers. I don’t really have to cook until at least Thursday, maybe even Friday! I do think tomorrow night I might make some cupcakes, even though I have a big bucket of ice cream in the freezer. I just feel the need to bake. I also might borrow an Iowa Girl Eats recipe, and make some Spaghetti Carbonara, even though I just made spaghetti last night. It just looks too good!