Yesterday was my first mother's day. It was lovely, but mostly still a bit surreal. I don't know if I feel like a mom yet -- that sounds weird, but when it's still so new, what is it supposed to feel like?? Crazy times. We actually celebrated Mother's Day on Saturday by taking Kurt's mom to tea at The London (hotel) in West Hollywood. It's a fab place we go to for Mother's Days and Birthdays with Kurt's mom. Highly recommend.
I received some beautiful flowers from Kurt's brother and sister in law for my first mother's day:
They arrived on Saturday and smell really good.
Harper sent me a box of lovely gifts via a little help from her Grandmother Jane. That was a nice surprise! Apparently Harper texts really well since she can't talk yet and that's how my mom knew to send these gifts. Harper also texted Grace who texted me to say that Harper loves having me as a mom. How nice is that??
Wendy came for a visit yesterday and also brought some beautiful irises and tuberose. Now the house smells even better! She brought gifts for Harper (See previous 366/2012 post) and we had a long lovely chat.
Someone asked how we celebrated Mother's Day on Sunday. We didn't really and I don't mind. I've never really been the type that needs to celebrate something on its specific day. I remember being in Belfast for Game of Thrones in 2009 and couldn't be with Kurt on our anniversary. No biggie to me as we would celebrate when I got home. But a work colleague seemed so sad for me that I was missing it, as though celebrating the day itself, not the actual marriage, was more important. I'm a mom every day so every day is mother's day! Plus all the sweet cuddles and kisses I have with Harper every day is the real celebration.
I live in Los Angeles. In the summer of 2006 I worked in Mexico City. Instead of sending out giant emails full of photos to friends and families, I started this blog. The summer turned out to be a crazy one and this blog and my camera kept me sane. I didn't want to stop observing and writing when I got home to LA, so I kept the blog going.