I hope all my readers had a wonderful Mother's Day! Mine was fantastic - it started out with french toast in bed. I leisurely read and listened to the house finches serenading me outside my window. I have to say, it was the best tasting breakfast- I love the fact my kids are old enough to really make a nice breakfast. After a while, they requested my present in the main dining room...ok, I'm getting a bit dramatic -you know the room where I have half my projects, bags of used books I've acquired in the past week, crumbs on the table, hair on the floor, a room you have to move stuff off the table to eat dinner...I think you get the picture! Far from the idea of a main dining room, but none the less....this is the point of a lived in house! My dear friend and her family are coming for a visit after 8 years on Friday and I ASSURE you that table will be cleaned off!!!!
ANYWAY, at the dining room table I found a host of cards...one hand made with true thoughts and sentiments inside, a beautiful bookmark made of that colorful 'foam' sheets, and pair of beautiful sterling silver 'Chickadee' earrings, a beautiful colored flower, and a gift that couldn't be wrapped that will be installed this week sometime. Kind of odd-for a mother's day gift, but it's a stereo system with new speakers for my Blazer. It's a 'needed' thing that I would have liked over a candle or something from my husband...my knob is broken and sound fails to come out of half the speakers and there is no CD player (it's a '96). THEN I went outside and tended to my flowers while hubby washed the truck...that is very relaxing - when we have a chance to just methodically do some detail things while talking about whatever comes to mind and then I did something I rarely do- had a cup of coffee, a book, and sat out front on the porch with my legs in the sun (rest of body in the shade) again at this point birds coming up to the feeder just three feet away! Bliss!
Ok, ok.....I could go on and on...in the end had a wonderful dinner of T-Bones and a great treat at the end! It was so nice that we were all together and just celebrating the reason I am a mother.