Have a Special Mother’s Day at Home and Help Local Businesses


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This will be a Mother’s Day like no other. On Sunday, May 10, 2020, we will all be locked inside, I will be alone with my four year-old twins (they really want you to know they will be four and three quarters in May), and my husband passed away from colon cancer in July. (This is where I put in my plug to schedule a colonoscopy. The NEW screening age is 45 not 50!)

I don’t have a lot of time to write this because I’m trying to wrangle the little ladies to their “preschool zoom”, which by the way “distance learning” doesn’t work for 4 year-olds.

Expect typos, missed spell checks, and all kinds of issues in this post. I’m done trying to be perfect, if I do I’ll never post anything again.  I’m a rambler and have been filled with run on sentences my entire life. I type like I talk. I go on and on and on and on. 🙂 But, I digress.

I would also like to add that I am very aware that we are fortunate enough to buy these things and there is nothing on this list that I truly need. However, all of these things are good for my soul and it makes me feel good to support small businesses AND I want to feel good on Mother’s Day.

I feel like I need to include this: THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST.

Here’s What I’m Shipping Myself on Mother’s Day

Flowers of the Valley: I’m shipping myself a beautiful bouquet from my favorite San Francisco independently owned local florist Flowers of the Valley. I used to be against buying flowers because I thought they were a waste. The past few years (and weeks especially) I realized flowers make my heart sing and my soul shine. That is not a waste. I often ask my 4 year old,”What are you thinking about?” and she responds, “I’m just staring at these lovely flowers and thinking about how beautiful they are.” (Direct quote from dinner last night)How to Have a Special Mother’s Day at Home and Support Local Businesses

Noe Valley Bakery: I’m ordering the bake-at-home scones, I’ve eaten every year on Mother’s Day for the past 4 years. Blueberry Pecan Scones from Noe Valley Bakery.  A long time favorite, family owned bakery, which started in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco over 20 years ago.

Fiscalini Cheese: Shipping myself gourmet cheese from a local California Cheese Maker. I picked Purple Moon, wine soaked cheese from Fiscalini Cheese. I also bought the Habanero and Bandaged Wrapped Cheddar. I first met John Fiscalini in 2009 at his dairy farm in Modesto. After his bandaged wrapped cheddar was voted the best cheese in the world. AND Oprah put his cheese on her Oprah’s Favorite Things List.

San Francisco Wine Trading Company: I’m logging on to the San Francisco Wine Trading Company website and buying a variety of bottles of bubbly! In addition, I’m looking at my post on the Running List Wineries Shipping Wine.

Not local, or small, but fun: I will touch up my roots with Magic Root Cover Up and paint my nails red with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri (something, I’ve been doing long before the lock down).

Papalote: For dinner, I will let the little ladies decide which local restaurant they will want to order from. My guess is they will want FRENCH FRIES (so will mom) but since to-go french fries don’t really translate, my guess is it will be bean and cheese burritos from Papalote and that’s just fine by me!

I will not be at the spa, I will not be served breakfast in bed, I will not have “the day off”, but I will be showered with love by my two favorite people, eat and drink my favorite foods, and my heart will be full of love for them, for me, and for life. 

Keep Calm and Mother On!!! Happy Mother’s Day!

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