Mothers love Margaritas!

margarita

I made this grapefruit margarita last night (thanks, Alli, for changing my life with these!) in celebration of being one happy mama.  Plus, unlike New England where the temp dipped to below freezing yesterday, here in Pasadena it was nearing 100 degrees.  While I’ll admit I prefer the heat, for May 12 that was a bit much!

Besides something wonderful from my appreciative husband, I also received some original art:

moms day art

And a new book of The Silliest Poems in the World  for night-time reading:

moms day poetry

My favorite poem is the one about the goat with a coat (he crosses over a moat.)

Despite the ridiculous heat, I treated myself to a good morning walk–and while I was away Mike and the kids vacuumed the house!  While my undergrad Women’s Studies classmates may raise an eyebrow, this was actually my favorite gift of the day because it equals T-I-M-E.

Grape fruit Margaritas (Alli’s recipe was a bit more specific, but mine works just fine)

Ingredients: shot of Tequila, dash of triple sec, grapefruit juice, splash of blood orange soda, a lime wedge (I went without last night) and ice.

Directions: Pour in glass, stir and enjoy! (repeat as needed…)