The Three Mrs. Bakers

I have the most amazing daughters in law. I must be the most blessed mom in the world. I get along with them and we have a mutual admiration society going on between us. They are fine, strong, beautiful women who love our sons very much. Imagine how much fun I had last night when we went to Pinot’s Pallette- Park Cities in Dallas, Texas last night. This place is the best idea in years for just about anyone. Patrons bring their own drinks, snacks, dinner – what have you and are taught how to paint a particular picture. Laura, Natalie and I wore our tee spring black Team Baker t-shirts and were all smiles throughout the evening. Laura brought the snacks and drinks, while Natalie and I merely showed up. This was Laura’s Christmas present to us. She saw it on Groupon and man, oh man what a great gift it was.

Pinot’s Pallette is filled with art tables and stools , paint, brushes, easels, a bar and you can also buy snacks there as well. We were good girls while we were there, eating popcorn, cinnammon pita chips and chocolate covered cranberries.

Here we are, hard at work...cantcha tell?
Here we are, hard at work…cantcha tell?

We were asked what Team Baker was. I stated, happily, that I was the girls’ mother in law and we were all Bakers. One woman said, “And you all get along? Well, that is wonderful! You don’t find that very often!” My daughter in law said, “She raised good sons.” I was thrilled- actually almost burst into tears.

Natalie told me she tells her workmates how cool her mother in law is while some complain about theirs. Laura echoed Natalie’s tale. How blessed am I ? How blessed I am to have wonderful, loving daughters in laws who love my sons so much as well as me and my husband. God sure knew what he was doing when he put our family together! I love you girls!

Laura, me, and Natalie holding our masterpieces
Laura, me, and Natalie holding our masterpieces

School? Writing? Painting? What?

It seems as though I have many things I so want to do. I am approximately 12 hours from finishing a degree in Social Work, I have a children’s book that I will be publishing next month, I have more in my head -for the book series, that is, and I have been painting, crafting and stuff. I have so many things I want to do and I want to do it all! Have you ever been in that predicament? So much to do and seemingly no time to do it all. Or maybe there is.

I do have a day job. I take care of a little 74 year old lady for three hours a day. I’m finished with work early. Then, I could go finish school in the afternoon, then homework and after homework, writing, painting and crafts on a rotating schedule. There! I’ve solved it.  I will be able to do it all !

Seriously, though, I do want to finish school. That I have been putting it off because of my blatant hatred of math is just flat out ridiculous . I have never been successful with math and I think it scares me. Imagine that- numbers on a page scaring an ol’ lady like me. But, it does. I don’t know how to overcome my fear other than just jumping in. If any of you have any ideas on how to pass math, I’d sure appreciate any advice.

So, next week, I’ll call University of North Texas and Texas A&M Commerce and get my transcripts, go take the math, get it over with and finally get my degree. It’s only taken me 35 years to get a bachelors degree- It may be 36 or 37 by the time I get it. Then, I may just get an LVN degree. We’ll just have to see. No use counting my chickens before they hatch, huh?