Friday Five {Mother's Day}

Friday, May 9, 2014

I have no idea where I would be without my mom.  We talk/text almost every day, even if it is just to share our thoughts on the excessive profanity in films these days.  She keeps me in check; when I was little she developed a fake sign language system to always let me know when I needed to "Cut. It. Out."  And she is always encouraging and supportive; be it kind words before an important meeting or cutting out circles for garland, then talking through how we can make the project better.

While the reason's I love and admire my mother are countless, I thought I would share some things about my mom that I really, truly admire.  Things that have nothing to do with being a parent.  The traits that make my mom, my mom.  Her funny, loving, lay-down-the-law, non-nonsense, generous, and slightly-snarky self.

She is an amazing friend! 
Despite having three full-time jobs {Parent/Wife/Teacher} and being involved in various community groups, she has always maintained strong friendships.  Some of her friendships have been going strong for more than 50 years!!!  And  not just Facebook friend status, but regular phone calls and constant text message conversations.  Some of these relationships have thousands of miles between them, so it also involves air miles and fun adventures.  They have supported each other through the high's and low's of life.  

She's a bad-A$$ 
One of her favorite activities may be cutting the grass at the cabin--on the riding lawn mower.  She's never relied on a man to do "men's work" and she enjoys the task at hand. She also has the most effective death stare in the entire world.  I completely credit her {Very scary} political ad for a US Senator's re-election.

The Dodge
My mom's mom purchased the first car in our town-- a 1946 Dodge.  My mom still has this car.  It is actually our other sibling.  She maintains, loves and drives it with pride.  It has even been in a few commercials!

Girl loves a good dinner party!
If anyone ever questions where my love of entertaining comes from, it is my mamacita!  From beautiful china to cleverly themed dinner parties she has done it all.  Her taste is impeccable and the food is fantastic.  Someday, I'll tell you about my parent's Christmas Party--it is the best ever!! 

Her work ethic
I do not know anyone who works harder than my mom.  She is an amazing teacher who has changed the lives of so many students.  She is passionate and dedicated.  I mean, she makes her own play dough for their monthly color unit!!  She ACTIVELY sits on several non-profit boards and is a leader in the Irish community.  Then she handles so many things at home


  1. Wow, sounds like one heck of a woman!

  2. Moms are the best. I love that she has her own sign language system for you. Too funny!