Monday, June 28, 2010

"Monday good to me...

Monday was all I hoped it would be." Remember that song by the Mamas and the Papas? Well it was a good one and it seems appropriate.

I'm spending a few days with my girlies and here's how I spent Monday....

shopping with daughter2
much conversation
more shopping with daughter2
more conversation
get in and out of car no less than ten times
it's hot
and steamy
but we don't care
we talk so much we forget it's 99 degrees
and 100% humidity

lunch at Paneras
more talking
so much talking the woman at the table beside us gives up working on her laptop to get a better listen...I fully expect her to weigh in on a conversation we are having about a boy
she doesn't...but I know she wants to

apparently we haven't had enough shopping so...
more shopping
it's still hot
and steamy
we need to cool off
pit stop at Rita's Italian ice...even the fat free and sugar free are yummy

back to daughter1's apartment
book flights for girlies to spend next weekend at home in NJ
their mema is celebrating her 80th birthday and needs all her girlies there

daughter1 arrives home from work
big smile because daughter1 has a job
leave daughter2 on the couch to recover from shopping
and all mom's questions
take daughter1 to supermarket to restock her frig
no need to fill her gas tank today since that was on Sunday's list
two girls=two cars=always on E when they know mom is coming to town
I don't mind

feel impressed at daughter1's cooking skills
and her interest in trying her hand in the kitchen
unload groceries
a lot
spend time watching boys swim in the pool outside the living room windows
discuss said boys
walk over to pool and say hello to boyfriends
as a mom of daughters and not sons I enjoy watching boys be boys
leave boys in pool and go to dinner with daughters
we never run out of things to talk about

hurry home so as not to miss a minute of The Bachelorette
do happy dance because we get to compare thoughts on all the drama/insanity/totally real true love in person instead of via text message like we normally do on Monday nights
Justin Justin Justin...tsk tsk tsk
Istanbul=pretty...hubs will be sorry he missed this one since he was in Istanbul just last week
to my knowledge he did not do any olive oil wrestling while there
we laugh
and cringe
a lot

we move on to bigger and better? drama
NJ Housewives
oh dear
boyfriends stayed in their own apts.
for some reason they did not want to join in the reality programme fest
I'm pretty sure sports are all the reality programing they can handle

I usually stay at my sister's house when I'm in town but I spent last night at daughter1's apt.
daughter1 has the day off on Tuesday
you know what that means
more shopping
and still more talking

Monday was a good day.
Tuesdays are good too.

Really, any day spent with daughters is a good day.


  1. Oh what fun! Shopping, eating, sharing. Who cares what the temperature is anyway? So glad you're enjoying your F2F time with the girls. Blessings, SusanD

  2. Sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy every moment.

  3. Why, oh why, did I only have sons??? I'm so jealous. This sounds like heaven to me.

  4. Monday fun and more today? Who could ask for more! I'm leaving life with daughters precariously through you!

  5. What fun! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Nothing like mother/daughter time! Looking forward to some of that next week.
    until next time... nel

  6. Awwwww... I love this. Your blog is always full of fun-mommy-girlie-daughter stuff. Makes me look forward to having my girls a lil' older. :)

  7. It is so nice to hear about your great relationship with your kids...I can only hope mine are as gracious and generous with me. Ha ha...I hope you have a great Tuesday!!

  8. What a good time you're having!
    So, was Teresa egging Danielle on, or was she sincere?

  9. I'm with you, Joyce... any day spent with daughters is a great day!!! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time with the girls. Plus, it will be so much fun to have them come home for the weekend too. I forgot about your sister being down there too. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Love & blessings from NC!

  10. Sounds like a perfect time. Housewives of NJ, Danielle has to go bye bye very soon!

  11. Joyce, I got tired just reading that! How fun, as the mom of SONS I was just a tad envious of all that fun girl time. Conversation with son #1 Me: Hi, how are you? Son: Good....Me: What's new? Son: nothing.
    son #2 a bit better but not much. lol
    Thanks for stopping by!