Some weekends, I end up wanting to do nothing more than sit at home, watch a few hours of Netflix or a good movie, and read a book. Other weekends, like this past one, there are too many things that I want to do!
I started out the weekend at The Frick Art Museum – they had an exhibit featuring works by Degas, Monet, and Van Gogh. Degas is one of my favorite artists – I love his ballerina works – so I couldn’t pass up the chance to see his Little Dancer sculpture up close! The exhibit was fantastic, and if you’re in Pittsburgh, you should definitely check it out – I think I’ll be back before it closes!
Saturday and Sunday I went to two great restaurants – Floor 2, the recently re-opened restaurant in The Fairmont downtown, and had a delicious brunch at Senti for Mother’s Day, after which I was stuffed for hours!
I’m incredibly grateful for my mom, and that she has always been there to help and support me – and I think that takes on a different meaning for me, as someone who needs a lot of physical help. For years, we didn’t have any personal care aides who helped us at home, so it was just my parents helping my sister and I with everything we needed. And since we were girls, there were things we just were more comfortable with my mom doing! In some ways, we’re probably a lot closer than other mothers and daughters – privacy takes on a different meaning when you need help with going to the bathroom or taking a shower.
This isn’t to say that it has always been a smooth, easy relationship – it can be difficult to balance personalities and freedom and mood swings, and it’s hard when you want space but you can’t get it because you still need more help with whatever you’re in the middle of doing. But we always get past it, and we’re probably closer because of it.