Friday, April 29, 2016

My Life Lately - Ice Cream and Flowers

I've been keeping busy, busy, busy.  Which I suppose is good, considering it almost keeps my mind from going into unnecessary overdrive.

I purchased this pretty zippered pouch on Etsy from HautTotes.  I had bought one a couple years ago but used it so much that it was time to get another.  I seriously want E-V-E-R-Y single thing from that shop.  I love the prints and her work.
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I know it's only been a little over two weeks since my mother passed away, but the wounds are still so fresh.  I literally think about her every single day.  Sometimes it's just a few minutes, and sometimes I'm consumed by it.  #MissHerMuch

My sister and I went and picked out a tombstone for my mother the other day.  News announcement: Tombstones are ungodly expensive; Start saving your money for one now!  Because we're not made of money, we purchased a basic raised square piece.  It does the trick, and it beats the plastic marker that's out there now.
 
I received the proof from the monument company yesterday.  They spelled mom's last name wrong.  Luckily, it's not yet etched in stone.
 
I had a conversation with my 16 yoa son the day before I went to purchase the tombstone.  I just casually mentioned that I wanted to go shopping for one.  Later that day, Adam said he had to run to the ATM but didn't mention why.  Upon coming back, he handed me $100.  In his words: "Grandma took care of me all this time.  I want to take care of her now.  Here's money to go towards the tombstone."  Seriously about made me cry.  Okay, it actually did make me cry.
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I've already sworn off Mother's Day.  I don't want anything to do with it.  It makes me ill to think I can't spend it with my mom.  Piss on it all.
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I received my FOID card in the mail the other day.  I'm now legal to carry a gun and purchase ammo.  Whoot!  Whoot!
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I went bowling with some friends Saturday night.  Bowled a total of 109, which is actually good for me. 
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My great-nephew, Harley, is five weeks old now.  He makes my heart happy.  My sister purchased adorable crochet outfits off Etsy and has been doing photo shoots every week.
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Me, Logan and Shelby stopped by Spoonwave the other day.  It's one of those shops that has a ton of ice cream flavors and even more toppings.  You pay by the ounce.  I couldn't do it again if I was actually trying, but I got my ice cream for free that day since my cup weighed 9.4 ounces, the "weight of the day". 
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Logan and Ray planting a rose bush
 
Me and Logan spent a Sunday afternoon at the church helping plant flowers.  I don't have a green thumb and could kill a cactus, but it was somewhat therapeutic to have my hands in the dirt.
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Well, there you have it.  What's been up with you lately?  Are you any good with planting flowers?  What kind of toppings do you like on your ice cream?

5 comments:

Renee said...

Ack! Adam and his sweet tender heart! Some girl better snatch him up and fast if they know what's good for them!

Jenn said...

wow..i feel terrible I totally missed that your mom passed away. I'm so sorry. I don't blame you for saying no to mothers day. hang in there-i'm sure it will be so hard, this year especially. keeping you and your family in my prayers. <3

Sue Hull said...

Terra,you did a great job raising your kids.For a 16 yr old to do that means your doing something right.
I think I told you I lost my aunt last june.This is my cousins first Mothers Day without her mom.She lives here in Ca.but all her kids and grandkids live in oregon.She is flying to be with her kids.My cousin would tell you to enjoy every second with your kids.Your a mom and from what I can tell a damn good one.Im sure your kids want to honor you on that special day.I get what your saying about not wanting to do mothers day. Maybe do a dinner out with you,jason and the kids.Its going to be tuff the first special day without her. Keeping busy is a good thing.I cant even imagine the pain your in.I treasure every second with my mom.Its hard to see our parents get older and go to their forever home.Its comforting knowing they are with Jesus.I understand how you would rather have her with you.I feel that way about my aunt.Just know your in my thoughts and prayers every single day.I send you lots of love & hugs.Hang in there & God Bless.

alissa apel said...

That pouch is really pretty!

I'm sure you will continue to think about your mom. That's hard to loose someone you love.

I like anything on my ice cream really. I love chocolate, fruit, nuts and whipped cream. I'm not picky. That's part of my weight problem.

MyKidsMom said...

Hey there! I loved this update...so, it made me cry reading this post. Sad, then happy,then a bittersweet....thinking of how/what your feeling about your mom. mother's day-I know your kids will want to celebrate you on that day. you're a great mother! enjoy your Mother's Day... Your mom would want you to!!! Hearing about your awesome bowling score...THAT, along with, your FOID card, free ice cream & Harley makes me happy for you! (The bowling,makes me laugh b/c i can only think of my score!) Hearing about your Son, and wanting to do something for his grandma.....bittersweet! Heart you!