The last few weeks have been chock full of trips and airplane travel so I’m very happy to be home. I flew to Vancouver last week to attend a business anniversary dinner for/with my daughter and celebrate Mother’s Day early with her. I see my daughter so seldom these days, our time together is very precious.
For the dinner, I wore a simple black dress and shoes with just earrings and bracelets. I could have added a necklace but it felt overkill with the bracelets and rings I was wearing (which don’t show well in this photo).
After a rainy evening, we awoke to bright sunny skies and headed out to explore. First stop, our favorite vegetarian restaurant, Heirloom, for a fabulous brunch.
Their food is beyond amazing and you never miss the meat because their recipes are so delicious and creative. We both had Eggs Benedict with Kale Ceasar and breakfast potatoes.
I always gain weight when I visit my daughter because we eat here as often as possible during my trips and the portions are not small.
After brunch, we hit Nordstrom for a little shopping and laughs. My daughter is the only person I go clothes shopping with, ever. We have so much fun.
We had 2 wonderful days together then I spent the rest of the week flat on my back with the cold from hell. My daughter surprised me with tickets to see Elizabeth Gilbert and we couldn’t attend because by then, she was getting sick. On day 5 I dragged myself to a medical clinic to find that I had bronchitis and needed an antibiotic. No wonder I couldn’t get off the couch! The worse part is that I gave the cold to her and she was just getting really sick when I had to leave.
I’m home now, on my couch, feeling marginally better but annoyed that the week with my daughter was ruined. Mr AWSL and I will be heading back to Vancouver in a few weeks for her MBA graduation ceremonies so I hope to spend more quality time with her then.
How’s your May going so far? Any colds where you are?
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