Sunday, May 08, 2011

Mother's Day

It's Mother's Day--- My first Mother's Day without my kids.  A funny feeling.  I turned down three dinner invitations... not out of melancholy moods... just because I wanted to have a day to reflect on all the Mothers' Days in the past. 

I had kicked around going to Appleton for the day, but this is truly one of my favorite holidays teaching Sunday School.  We plant flowers for our moms in terracotta pots-- trying to get more dirt in the pots than ourselves.  We discuss in great detail the wonderful things about our mothers and why they are such a gift to each of us.  This year's comments ranged from-'She makes me macaroni and cheese' to ' she reaches for things I can't get to..." I wouldn't want to miss it.

Here's my mother's day gift to myself:


I had two clay pots left over from church along with a handful of petunias.

I've been running the pups in the woods early in the mornings because it's been below forty degrees and it keeps the wood ticks at bay.  I ran them this morning and came home with four hitchhikers crawling on me.  I swear I have felt bugs all day.  So needless to day-- for about the next ten weeks we'll be walking the side of our winding road.  I did a practice run this evening and laughed at how we've had 3 days about sixty degrees and the snow blowers have been tucked away and the tillers for the gardens have come out of storage.--- Yep - My garden got tilled as well, but we've got a week's forecast full of rain.  Maybe in a couple of weeks we'll be able to plant.

I'm off to set up some hand sewing for the week and read my books.  Enjoy was is left of the day.

Gratitudes:
Telephones that link us close to our Moms---- and kids.
The furnace is off and the screen door open.
A pot of vegetable soup simmer for this week's lunches

9 comments:

Muddling Through said...

I like your gifts. Did you ever stop to think that mothers, the right sort, show God's tender side to their children? It's an important thing.

Karen said...

It sounds like you had a nice day. The macaroni & cheese comments reminds me about the pizza at Cici's. For some reason, many people like their macaroni pizza. I just can't imagine eating a pizza with macaroni on it.

Carol said...

Sounds like a great day! Glad it's warming up and you'll get to start planting your flowers soon. Yum, vegetable soup for lunch...

Stina said...

Happy Mothers day to you.. smiled seeing your post.. you know what I did this weekend.. yepp I ordered those mags for me as a Mothers day gift... ( we celebrate Mothers day last sunday in May...:O)

Have a great SPRING!! :o)

Loris said...

Sounds like a lovely way to celebrate Mom's day...if the kids aren't close...your Sunday Schoolers certainly brought you some sweetness.
It is 'hitchhiker' season in our forest too and I'm missing the walks through it, sticking to the wider. Nothing more creepy than those bugs crawling.
Well, enjoy the warmer weather and the screen door :-)

Angie said...

Interesting you should mention the ticks...I've already gotten them off of me and Bayley. It has literally been years since we've had any on us OR the dogs. I'm afraid it's a harbinger of a tough Summer here in NE TN. I love your gifts---I have to get out eventually and see if I can get a copy of the Quilt Sampler---don't you just LOVE the Primitives magazine! :0)

deb said...

I guess I should have read your post before I asked you how your weather has been....lolol!!!
that prim book looks good, I need to check it out!!!

Karen Sue said...

I'd much rather be the mom with the nice lap and stories as the mom who bought me the ***. It's probably not what my kids will remember about their childhood, but we had books going all the time...

Good luck with the ticks. We're far enough North and not in the woods too much that we don't worry as much about them here.

Greenmare said...

happy mothers day dear! we put our snow shovels away and got out the rakes and have been busy cleaning up all the mess in the yard from the storms this past winter.