Mother's Day is different when you are a mom yourself! I enjoyed my first Mother's Day quite a bit. This morning, like I mentioned yesterday, I read the Mother's Day proclamation in church, and got compliments from people over how well I read. That always makes me happy. It's been a long time since I was in Speech and Debate, but some skills stick with you, I guess. I also remembered to take along my bags of stuff for the food pantry, so that helped to unclutter the house some. A lot of feminine care products this time, I've been told that those are generally in demand, so I keep my eye out for when those are available as freebies. Toothbrushes too, but no toothpaste this time. It seems those sales come in waves, so you never get free toothpastes and toothbrushes at the same time. Weird.
Anyway! We went home and had lunch, then went out to Catherine's, my favorite store! Today was a big sale day, and I had a coupon as well, so it was a perfect day to use the gift cards I had from M's folks. Their big present to me is almost always a Catherine's gift card, because they know how useful and awesome that is. I saved the one they gave me for Christmas, being as how I was a million months pregnant (or so it seemed at the time) and couldn't fit into anything anyway, plus I got another one for my birthday. I got a cute swimsuit, three shirts, four pairs of pants, a dress, and a pair of earrings for less than 200 dollars. The swimsuit was definitely the most expensive item, it was 108 dollars to start with, but between the day's sale, my store rewards card, and the coupon I had, I got it for 58. Awesome! It comes with its own matching sarong-style coverup, which will make it very nice for the beach. My outfit in the picture up there is one of my new outfits, that blue shirt was 60% off, and it looks great.
Part of having new clothes means that it's time to do some closet reorganization. I have clothes that I do not need. Some of my clothes are so grungy, it is ridiculous not to throw them away. Others, I know they are not flattering and I avoid them for that reason, but I keep them around anyway. That is dumb. Now that I've got this big new infusion of great clothes, I need to get rid of some wardrobe chaff. That will be a project for... well, sometime soon. This is going to be a busy week. I did no census work today, since I wanted a day off and people probably wouldn't want to talk to me today anyhow. That means I need to get my 20 hours squeezed in elsewhere. But I already have a couple things to throw away, so that's a start. Maybe later this week Robert and I will walk a bag of donations down to the thrift store.
After we got back from Catherine's, M made us some food while Robert and I had tummy time and fell asleep (yes, both of us.) That whole business took a lot longer than planned, so it was late in the evening and almost Robert's bedtime by the time M took him off to do man things and leave me alone for awhile. I realized that I could have my bath and my coupon time, but I wouldn't feel good about it, because we didn't have any clean clothes. Robert was seriously out of clothes after three changes today, and M and I weren't in much better shape. So I did what had to be done, which in this case meant six loads of laundry. Now there are clean clothes! I'll get my bath some other time, hopefully. Now I'm tired though, so it's time for sleeping. Happy Mother's Day!