Hey Moms, only five days until some of our not-so-favorite day of the year!!! Those of you who've been around already know the drill, but for the sake of the newcomers you should know that we usually have two Mother's Day threads around here, one for those who think this holiday is the next best thing to sliced bread...and this one for the rest of us. Maybe you're one of those moms who isn't looking forward to Sunday. Maybe the commercial aspect turns you off. Maybe you don't cope so well with the "Let's Celebrate Mom!" mentality one day out of the year while you knock yourself out the other 364 days. Maybe you married into a family with not so mom-friendly traditions. Seriously--I married into an otherwise normal family that would hold a big family get together, so on My Special Day I got to get up early to prepare food, get the kids ready for church, pack up the kids, pack up the food, travel several hours, come home, deal with tired kids, clean up the kitchen mess. Yep, I sure felt really special having even more work than usual for My Special Day! Or maybe this year as Mother's Day approaches you're really hurting. Life can be messy and days like this can enhance the pain. We want you to know that we're here and this is the place to cheer, jeer, grumble, and weep all you want. Personally I'd like to announce that I have retired from cooking on Mother's Day. Three years ago I told my family I was done and that was that. Grandma is opposed to going out so we carry out and pick up from the deli. And those of you who think there's nothing better than a $5 Hallmark card on Mother's Day, you just scoot along out of here to your own happy thread. We're here to laugh, cry, and celebrate the absurd.