An Early Mother’S Day Present.

Mother’s day is here.Flowers, cards, cakes and happy smiles all over the shops’ windows.We,as mothers, are spoiled today. If you ask me,the whole sense of mother’s day is misinterpreted.Today is “our”day:the day we are supposed to be celebrated and pampered.The day we should be given a free pass for a day at the spa, ON OUR OWN!!!It might sound harsh or ungrateful but it is not.It is also a practical and perfect solution to avoid the conflict of being a daughter and a mother at the same time.A condition that,can be very tricky indeed.The risk,in fact,is that you might end up juggling around all day, trying to properly celebrate your mother and at the same time let your kids to properly celebrate you.By the end of the day you will be stressed,exhausted and feeling guilty. Guilty that you haven’t spent enough time with either your own mother or your own kids.Guilt,then,brings the urge for comforting food.Before even realizing it,in the quiet of the evening, you will be savaging the left over half cake that your darling ones bought you.Delighted by its delicious taste and by the thought that it has been picked exactly with you in mind in your favorite bakery, you will feel immediately much better.Much better until the awarness that,all the cream you are greedily spooning in your mouth with a such delight of your soul,will go straight on your hips.The last two weeks of strict diet to fit in that dress for that party you have been invited to are ruined.None a chance you will be able to live the house without your “Bridget Jones panties” and breath naturally for the rest of the evening.Boom!You will still love your kids dearly but,what did your better half have in mind when allowed them to buy that cake?!?He should have known you couldn’t resist it.It is a bit of a stretch,I know, but someone must be blamed right?And it cannot be the kids because it is mother’s day and we love them the most and feel honored to have them.At this point that ecstatic expression on your face and the smile accompanying every bite are gradually fading .The plate is dropped on the ground for the benefit of the dogs.”Sharing is caring” they say,most of all when it comes to calories!

If today I will enjoy mother’s day with my little messers and,hopefully a delicious cake full of cream,yesterday I celebrated my way and gave myself an early mother’s day present:I took a day off on my own.

Nice silk dress, knee high black boots and off I go for my day in the city.Browsing around shops,lunch,as much time as I want in the three stores book shop I love.This is my plan.The tyraffic is atrocious.I totally forgot that Ireland is playing Scotland at home.Damn,according with my time table I am already late.The multistore car park I usually go is full.Damn,that is an other delay as I have to go the other one.

Nearly an hour later then I planned I managed to leave the car and start my day in town.I browsed around all those little shops I never get to go.I went through all the stands of the craft markets my gang has never the patient to come to.I tried on dozen of ridiculous high heels shoes that, I will never buy because I am not suicidal.Thirsty and angry,I stopped in a coffee shop and been so lucky to find a table by the window.A perfect view on the Main Street.I got lost in the traffic of people parading in front of me and I wondered what their stories were.Once I got my energy back I went through the whole three floors of the book shop.I meticulously inspected the shelves from the latest best sellers back to the oldest editions.

Two books and Two pair of shoes later,( because I like to be fair),I am ready to leave.During the afternoon the sun made its way through the clouds and shines warm up in the sky. I am too hot in these boots:What was I thinking?I usually don’t even wear socks!I quickly slip on my new shoes,reasonably heeled and not dangerous for my capacity of balancing.I ahead to the car but not before stopping by a french little place to have a cosmopolitan at the bar….Naughty, I know,because I have to drive but,the dose of alcohol is so low that sure I don’t risk to get drunk and I made sure to have some peanuts too.



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  1. I think it was Marlyn Monroe who said “I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone”.

    This is written with such humor and brilliance! A masterpiece!

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    • I don’t know but s dear friend of mine ,who has kids much before me once told me that once you have them you might feel lonely but you will never be alone…..she was right🤣Thsnk for reading and commenting dear😊

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  2. Hi Ortensia,

    in this “busy” we are lucky if we have a time to spend it with our family. How to measure wealth ? With time, right. I am rich as much as I have time, to spend it with my family.

    Great post

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  3. An enjoyable read as always.
    Happy mother’s day to you. Even though in a perfect world, mothers should be celebrated all year long, but in this world with flaws, don’t be guilty of being spoiled for a day and just so you know, you look perfect the way you are.
    And do let me know how the game of Scotland vs Ireland played out haha. Cheers 😄.

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  4. I’m very glad you had a good Mother’s Day!

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  5. Oh that was AWESOME! 😄😄😄 too much cake in your hips! 😂😂😂
    Goodness! Now you’ve got to get moving more.

    I agree with you about the high heels, it’s suicidal !

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  6. Smart idea to leave your house and to have a plan. Whenever I am blessed to have a few minutes alone, I am usually at home surrounded by the mess 😊 Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the afternoon 😊

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  7. Haha! Loved it. Yes all women need shoes and time to just celebrate ourselves.

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  8. It sounds like you almost had a nice day!

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  9. Quite a photo of your mother you have there.

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  10. Another fine post. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Brilliant. Funny. As a man with a severe foot fetish, I would recommend less balance. Two books. Four shoes.

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  12. two books and two pair of shoes…and if you’d buy 4 books – what it would be? a catastrophe for the family budget!!! aaaaa :))

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  13. We are celebrating Mother’s Day on May 27th, here in Sweden. Thought it was the same day throughout the world.

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  14. I love your posts dearest… I can actually see you walking through the streets of Ireland, a gorgeous spicy slice of Italian wit and beauty. Kisses! You deserve the cake. Fuck the calories. Xxx

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  15. Oh, the cakes!
    I’d kill for a slice now!

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  16. Lovely to see you enjoyed some “Me” time for yourself, the main thing is that, you’re blessed with good health, and so fortunate to have all your dear ones still around you.

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  17. So funny and your writing is beautiful. Entertaining as well.

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  18. Mother’s Day in the USA is May 13th phew, I was scared for a second. What kind of son would I be if I didn’t even Send a txt for Mother’s Day 😅😅😅 Have you gotten the book yet?
    Looks like viola is traveling from Portugal I think , and won’t have the book till next week

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    • Apparently they don’t publish it In Ireland since 2014.I ordered it through amazon and should arrive in a couple of days.as it is for book club I prefer to have it in paper so to write note.
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  19. As usual an awesome read. I liked the hidden humor!

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  20. Glad to see you mothered yourself on Mother’s Day. 😀

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  21. What a fabulous Mother’s Day for you, Ortensia. Glad you had a lovely day!
    Hayley 😊💜

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  22. As always beautifully written. Great post, Ortensia.

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  23. Ortensia, this post is filled with humor and grace. So much cake and now…I’m hungry for cake. 🙂

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  24. Brilliant! Next time, take two days off.

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  25. Yes! Because…. girls just want to have fun! 😀
    (by the way… already mother’s day???? :-O)

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  26. it’s nice your post but these parties do not exist for me, I do not understand them, every day we are mothers and daughters and women … good day my dear ❤

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  27. What a hoot. You do have a flair for the comedic. Belated Happy Mother’s Day. It’s the second Sunday of May here in the States.

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  28. And Happy St.Patricks Day, as I’m late to the Mothers Day party 🙂

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  29. Reblogged this on Ideas.Become.Words and commented:
    Enjoyed reading about Ortensia’s Mother’s Day perceptions … so true when you’re a mother and a child!
    I returned from my trip last week to two lovely cards from my babies … 💙💜

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  30. Reblogged as loved this so much!

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  31. Life’s small pleasures have large importance

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  32. Happy Mother’s Day!! 💐

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