Happy Mother’s Day

13 May

Mother's Day Gifts make a project complete

My Mother’s Day was most happy. My darling children were quite excited about this holiday. Ruthie told me this evening that is should be Mother’s Week not just Mother’s Day. 🙂 Gage’s plan was to wake up, come in and wake up Greg, and then they’d make me breakfast and it would all be good. A couple of problems with that . . . I rarely eat breakfast. I feel queasy if I eat too early in the morning — especially anything at all greasy. Secondly, I’m usually the first one up in the morning . . . even on weekends. Lastly, we were having a big brunch at my in-laws this morning. But, Gage and Ruth wouldn’t hear of it . . . this was their plan.

So, I warned Greg and made sure that he knew he’d have to deal with it. Poor Gage woke up with a bad dream at 5:30am (No, I’m not up that early!). I sat up in bed and said, “It’s too early!” Greg got up and checked on him — smart kid went into his sister’s room where she was reading already. I got to sleep in until around 7:45 or so. The kids came in with gifties and that was wonderful! Ruthie made me a lovely bracelet on Saturday from a bead kit she got. Gage had made me gifts at school — a pair of fridge magnets and a clay pot with fake flowers in it. All the gifts are wonderful!

We got turned around and headed off to my inlaws, stopping along the way for coffee for me, mimosa makings, and donuts! We had a lovely brunch at my inlaws. My father-in-law is looking SO much better this week! Hurrah! Still weak and all but feeling soooooo much better. His doctor prescribed Marinol (the man made marijuana drug) and it has greatly increased his appetite, thank goodness! My mother-in-law loved her gift — Greg picked out a gorgeous clay pot for plants and I got some freesia (although she is going to split up these gifts which is fine!). My sister-in-law and her boys arrived with Bob, her boyfriend. They boys all made scrambled eggs and we had a wonderful brunch. (I forgot my camera which is why there are no photos of the festivities). I will share our recipe for awesome mimosas though. Greg is the mimosa king and has perfected this recipe . . .

The Perfect Mimosa

To a pretty champagne glass, add 1 part champagne (let it stop fizzing)
and 1 part OJ (no pulp works best for mimosas).
Add a teaspoon of GOOD vanilla extract and a teaspoon of powdered sugar.
Stir and serve.

After breakfast — where the younger kids cleared the table and rinsed and loaded the dishwasher, we took off to get MY Mother’s Day present. We went and got the trellis and vines for the barrels that I got for my birthday in March. We have designed the landscape with a circular theme so getting trellises with a wave pattern is pretty fun. I wanted honeysuckle but couldn’t find any. We got a White Bower Vine — based on the pretty flowers and picked out another cool looking flower Lonicera. When I googled Lonicera later, I was quite amused to find out that it is, in fact, honeysuckle! I planted them up and I’m thrilled with the results. I potted up some plants I’d treated myself to on Saturday at a local backyard plant growers sale. I got some irish moss to put with my Pomegranete tree. I got some violets because I adore them. I got some succulents for the front that I just realized I haven’t potted up yet. Oh well. I also put some seeds out — late for that but they’ll either grow or they won’t! 🙂 A great day in the garden!

Sweet Violet flower

Pink California Poppy

Pomegranete tree

I did some good lounging and played ToonTown this afternoon too. Greg fed the kids tonight. I made some noodles and Greg ate leftover pork and noodles. I just ate noodles. Pretty much the perfect day.

I saw my own Mom on Saturday — we got her a stake in the ground copper bird bath. It was kind of deep so I got some pebbles to put in it. It may be too much hassle to clean in which case she’ll just use it as a bird feeder. She loved it. Hopefully it’s useful as well as decorative.

RosebudRose - overblown

I’ll leave you with these two roses. The first is a Peace Rose. Greg and I planted it after Ruth was born. She was named for Greg’s grandmother and the Peace rose was her favorite. When Gage was born in 2000, I looked for an appropriate rose to plant for him. While a pink rose might not be the first thought for a boy, the name of it is Great Century so it seemed most appropriate. I have neglected these roses of late but have started to give them the care they deserve again. Some insecticidal soap and fertilizer would be a nice touch as well! At any rate, these roses are a lovely reminder of my lovely children and how much I enjoy motherhood.

I hope you all had a lovely Mother’s Day. I know for some of you it is an extremely difficult holiday and I understand as Father’s Day is much the same for me. Still, I hope you felt a little bit closer to your mother today wherever she is.

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6 Responses to “Happy Mother’s Day”

  1. jayne 14 May, 2007 at 2:36 am #

    Sounds like it was a glorious day Liza. Love your trellisessseseses. :c)

  2. mon@rch 14 May, 2007 at 3:33 am #

    I agree, sounds like a wonderful day! Happy Mothers Day to you and your family!

  3. Mary 14 May, 2007 at 4:16 am #

    Liza, I have happy tears in my eyes. Thanks for the wishes and sharing your great day! I think young children have more enthusiasm for Mother’s Day than we mothers do…well, maybe not! LOL!

  4. robin andrea 14 May, 2007 at 7:33 am #

    What a wonderful mother’s day, Liza. All those flowers and time spent in the garden. What could be better? Just your father-in-law feeling well, and you had that too!

  5. vicki 14 May, 2007 at 3:03 pm #

    What a delightful report on a wonderful day! I loved walking through the hours with you and Greg and the children. Your garden- well, I’m a bit jealous of that. Your vines will be a big draw for hummers. The silve lace vine I had in Michigan was one of the prettiest, healthiest (and fast growing) vines I had and it flourished in part shade so that was good. I did the rose thing, too, planting them for special remembrances. Oh- Bayer’s rose care is the best combo treatment for the money, in my humble opinion. Happy Mother’s week to you!

  6. KGMom 14 May, 2007 at 4:13 pm #

    Kids doing things for Mother’s Day–oh, those were the days. They want so much to honor & please you, even if they do wake up too early.
    Sounds like a lovely day from dawn to dusk.

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