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Saturday, May 7, 2011

solitude

 Happy Mother's day.....
 * i took this picture of a new dahlia...



It might sound strange to be using the word solitude in a post.... a post about Mother's day. but the title says it for a reason.. I spent the day... watching my son have a day... of playdates... with older kids.. .



and trying not to worry and be a helicopter.. mom... I let him play outside.. and in others homes.. without going... I checked by phone or by peeking out the window.. but it made me nervous... I was fearful that he would hurt someones feelings, be a bully.. get hurt... go after a ball in the road... Or..... THE worst.. thought.. be kidnapped... I know I have to let him have wings... that is why.. I stayed back.. but it was hard... In between.. loads of laundry, mopping the floor... and organizing his toys... I peered thru the blinds....I love him.. and he completes who I am as a person...
Yesterday I did my first Retail shopping in over 3 year.. NOT kidding.. I buy books once in a while... or a shirt or pocketbook... if I have to go somewhere a  baby shower, friends house, or wedding... but I don't go from store to store.. and try on clothes..ever.. but my Mother is back in the state.. she was gone for 4 or so years.. and for Mother's day.. she wanted to clothes and shoe shop... I am not always the best.. to do this with..as I have no sense of fashion... ( but that is another post- entirely) but I helped her find... a great purse.. and she helped me spend money... I didn't have.. It might have been irresponsible.. but it was much needed...  So we had fun.... I mean really... I have not done that with anyone including a girl friend.. in so long... .I almost forgot how.. and I was tired... afterwards..

 I have enjoyed the look of Spring finally her in New York at our home...


 Think my cat enjoys it too..



 * I took this.. I love this tree.. a small Kobe red bud...

 My dog ... would love to come out... the front.. to see the spring.. but not without her leash....




 So my cup should be full this Mother's day.. I have my health... my son is happy... My house... is blooming with spring....
... but still I am in need of Solitude... now a few of you know.. I only work part- time.. so I have much of the day... where I can have some solitude... but I guess I mean ONE entire day.. from sunrise to sunset... in solitude.... or solitude.. where I have a bit of time.. where I don't FEEL GUILTY.. I am not cleaning... organizing... etc...
 ... I am sure many mom's look forward to just being with their children tomorrow.. and being healthy...
Other mom's wish for jewels... or breakfast in bed... some don't have a child.. but dream of it, many go through fertility testing... and much difficulty...and  some wish...to be with daughters or son's they lost... My heart goes out to them... I think of you... on this day... but a few mom's might wish.. for a day of solitude.. and I hope that doesn't make me... ungrateful... or unloving... but enjoying a few moments of solitude... is different for everyone... some want to exercise.. others like to write, blog or reflect... some like to watch the ocean... tide... I think... I like a book.. in the sun... with a big hat.. and sunblock.. on my face.. with a cool strawberry Daiquiri.

*** a neighbor let me borrow... a few books.. for my solitude... 

So tell me.. how do you enjoy precious moments of your solitude??????

4 comments:

Looking UP Amid the Chaos said...

I am sooo with you! I want one day...just one day of complete and total solitude. No noise...no responsibility.
What a perfect and economical gift that would be!

Far From Perfect MaMMa said...

My solitude is right now...husband taking a nap, baby naping, dishwasher running, feet up. If I didn't need to do a few things on the computer I would be sitting in my rocker on my deck with a cool drink...or a glass of wine...or a margarita would be nice too!

Ella said...

Lovely post; so glad you and your Mom had a chance to reconnect! Solitude comes in random moments. There is a lot of activity at my house. I usually write, read,or create art, when I am alone.
Happy Mother's Day Lisa; I do know what you mean~xXx

Joanne said...

I love to put on some music and eat my favorite treats. I ignore the phone screening phone calls from every except God forbid and emergency. and sometimes...once in a blue moon....I take a nap. Bliss. Blessings, Joanne

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