Sunday, March 07, 2010

Lovely Sunday, Happy News

It is a lovely Sunday morning. I am going to drive up to my old home group this morning. Then go for coffee. Then go to see Shutter Island with a friend from work. I ran my 7 miles yesterday and not surprisingly, I was tired enough to go to sleep at 8 o'clock last night. I woke at 4:30 this morning and feel great!

On Wednesday morning, I was laying in bed with that blasted headache that lasted for four days. My phone rang at 10:00 a.m. and when I saw it was my son calling, I was worried. We talk frequently through the week, but he never calls me in the middle of a work day. After we exchanged pleasantries, he said "I have some news." My heart went into my throat because in my history with this young man, "news" has meant that he is going to Korea, that he is going to New Orleans just after Katrina, that he is going to Iraq, etc. But this time it was good news! My son is getting married!!!!! I am so delighted. His plan was to just sort of run away to Las Vegas and get married. He is, however, marrying a young woman, so the Vegas wedding has morphed into one with a white gown and veil, a lakeside venue, and people making last minute plans to fly to Vegas for a weekend.

I am so grateful to be invited to my son's wedding. (Some of you may not understand why that is a big deal, but most alcoholic mothers will.) I am so grateful that I am able to book a trip to Las Vegas (which isn't as cheap as I thought) with 2 and a half weeks notice. I am so grateful that my son is getting married! He is happily in love! His wife-to-be is a nice young woman who loves him back. They even have a cute little doggie.

This is such good news. I am delighted and excited.

And welcome to my world - I didn't pay to check my bags on my flight because I didn't want to pay that $40. So, I looked at my carry-on bag and decided I could not possibly check into this ultra chic hotel with this ratty bag.... so yesterday I went and purchased a new carry-on bag. It is red and it cost a lot more than $40. Oh well.

Life is good.


Scott said...

congrats, that is really great! enjoy your trip to vegas!

Syd said...

Good news for your family. I am glad that you will have a another family member. Have a great Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Have a great Sunday, Mary.

Kim A. said...

A red bag for a new mom-in-law! How wonderful for your family...a happy wedding..happy with smiling people..wonderful!


Hope said...

Oh, you made me chuckle with the purchase of the red bag. I love the colour red.
And I hear you on the being invited to a grown child's wedding.

Mike Golch said...

Congrats on becomming a Mother-in-law.Enjoy your visit with you Son and your new daughter.The reason I say this is that is how my Mother-in-law thins of me.Blessing my friend.

Pam said...

I am thrilled for you!!!!
A new daughter in law!
A happy son!
A happy wedding!
Las Vegas!
And new luggage to boot!

dAAve said...

That's fantastic Mary C.
And I'm really glad that you won't be taking any of your old baggage.

chitowngreg said...

So happy for you. Have a great Sunday and enjoy Vegas and your son's wedding. Shutter Island is great, by the way!

drybottomgirl said...

Congratulations to your son and to you! I have two boys and those "sons" are very special! Rock the red bag!

Mary LA said...

What lovely news!

Ed G. said...

Mazal tov!!!

I'm happy and proud for you and your family.

...and A.A. ...

Blessings and aloha!!!