Some People's Kids
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I was stressing out last evening over everything when my youngest daughter called. "What are you doing Mom?" "Hmmm...let's see...nothing really." "Wanna go get a pedi with me?" I hesitated because a pedicure really isn't in my budget. Before I could come up with an excuse, she butted into my thoughts and said "It's on me. Pleeease say yes." We went to the spa and had a super-duper time. I let all my stress fly away for a little while and it felt good. She complimented me on how I looked and that also felt good. Having my feet look good felt/feels fabulous.
After getting our feet pampered, we went spring clothing shopping for the princess and that was fun although she and I don't agree on how to dress our little girl AT ALL. She wants her daughter to look fashionable and I like her to look cute. We finally found a happy medium and found some darling clothes and shoes. We also agreed my daughter had spent enough money and ought to stop shopping. My daughter decided she was hungry and wanted Applebee's. I haven't tried to eat there and couldn't find anything that fit into my eating plan. I finally decided on a pasta and chicken dish. Holy Cow! They brought be a serving bowl full of food. Outrageous! I ate the celery (sans dip) in the appetizer and didn't touch the deep-fried chicken wings, smothered in sauce. I ate a helping of the pasta and chicken and brought the other helpings home for another time.
I really need to do something super nice for my youngest daughter. She knew exactly what her old mom needed. I got up this morning and went for my walk and was thinking something else about her. She will leave me in the dust at the upcoming 5K. Her inner competitor won't let her drag in last place just to be with me. I decided to run the last half block home. I did it! There may actually be a runner inside of me. So, for the rest of the week, my goal is to run that half block home everyday. It isn't much but it's a start.