Every year about a week before Christmas I travel about 3 and half hours to visit my Mom. It's one of our one-on-one times which we pack with our traditions. They're not anyone else's traditions I'm sure, but we look forward to them and they mark the season for us.I get there in time for a late lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. We've always ordered the same extravagant Kobe beef burger for a number of years, but we branched out for a healthier turkey and avocado sandwich and shared sweet potato fries this year. We each got a slice of cheesecake to enjoy that evening for dinner while watching TV. (Notice I didn't say after dinner?!) I chose their new Red Velvet Cake with cheesecake layers. It lasted 3 days and was shared with my husband since it's the only cake he really likes. It was that rich and delicious!
Each year Mom has some things she'd like me to help her out with and invariably that includes shopping for something for her home. This year it was new knobs for her kitchen cabinets. She's been wanting knobs ever since she moved in to her home and we got her a step closer by selecting some from Restoration Hardware, but she'll be checking out Home Depot to see if they have something close since the price was so high. $8 per 1.25 inch knob!
However, we couldn't resist each getting a pair of Restoration Hardware's faux fur booties since they'd marked them down to an irresistible $14!
We also found some Bare Trap rain boots with faux fur on sale at Macys and got matching pairs of those, too! They are very cute and comfortable.
My Mom and I have what I believe is typical of many mother-daughter relationships. It's not always been easy, as we each had our own expectations of what we would like it to be. However, I am so grateful to have her in my life. She's always had great style and taste. To think at her age and mine we still find ourselves wanting the same food and being crazy about shoes, the same shoes (!) seems to show we have much more in common than I used to care to admit.