Friday, May 9

It's New (Again)

Some of you have mentioned the new header and the photo, and now you see I have replaced it. I think you can expect that to happen frequently, now that I know how to do it. The new pic was taken on the horse farm I talked about last week. I cannot imagine a more bucolic or serene place, and I wish I could go there every week to unwind from the cares of daily life. Surely it would be easy in such a place.

The flower shop was a hot bed of activity today; Mother's Day arrangements, corsages and boutonnnieres for a Father-Daughter Dance and for First Communion, and additional everyday stuff to do. The phone rang constantly and the wire-service fax machine worked overtime, as children and husbands sought to honor their mothers/wives. One man ordered flowers to be sent to his adult daughters, wishing them a happy Mother's Day. I thought that was a lovely gesture. Someone asked this week if my family members send me flowers. No, at my request they don't. It would be like carrying coals to Newcastle (as we say) and I would spend at least ten minutes critiquing the arrangement anyway.....LOL. I don't expect anything but a card for Mother's Day, but had they asked, I would be inclined to want a gift card to be used for spa services like facials and massages. If I were being very practical, I'd ask for $$$ to pay off my gasoline bill! Two of my children (and all the grandchildren) will be here on Sunday to visit, and they are bringing food, which is an idea I welcome after I worked so hard this week. Tomorrow will be spent doing nothing I don't want to do, and I hope I can spend some time in a hot tub and pool, just relaxing. I might even get the time to visit all of you!

20 comments:

Mahala said...

I hope you have a very restful, happy mother's day :)

Carmi said...

My wish for you, Judy, is that you are the center of attention this weekend while every generation under your roof caters to your every need. Since you do so much for others, you deserve no less than to have one day where it's all about you.

Dropped by from Michele's to let you know there's a Happy Mother's Day wish from me to you going out this Sunday.

Anna said...

I love the header...

I love to change mine as well...A LOT1

Happy Mother's Day Judy!

whimsical brainpan said...

Have a wonderful day on Sunday!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

You must be deeply deeply exhausted, Judy! I hope you get a really HOOD GOOD Rest, my dear...And A Very Happy Mothers Day To You!
I love that your family is bringing The Food! Hooray!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Forgot to say, I came by way of You Know Who---It begins with an "M"!

Mar said...

Your new header is simply beautiful...!!

Bob-kat said...

It sounds like you are going to have quite a houseful this weekend but it must be nice to have your family allaround you. I hope you have a lovley time after such a busy week adn I hope you get those gift cards too!

Star said...

Happy Mother's Day Judy. I don't know how much rest you will get with all the kids and grandkids there, but I know you will enjoy it.

PI said...

Why is the word bucolic so ugly when it describes pastoral beauty? The photo is so peaceful and inviting. Judy I hope your children read the post and get ideas for little prezzies:) Boys, I find, lack imagination, in that department.

Granny Annie said...

That is a great photo. I want to learn how to use my own images as a header.

Hope you have a grand and glorious and RESTFUL Mother's Day.

Ginnie said...

That farm scene looks like so many of them here in the Sandhills area, Judy. They sure are restful and very beautiful but the upkeep must be beyond imagining. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend away from flowers, for a change !!

Joy Des Jardins said...

It's kind of fun changing things up from time to time isn't it? Have a very happy and peaceful Mom's Day Judy.

tiff said...

Enjoy your weekend - and happy mother's day!

Nancy said...

Judy,

Somebody said it takes six weeks to get back to normal after having a baby..
That somebody doesn't know that once your a mother, normal is History.

Somebody said being a mother is boring..
That somebody never rode in a car with a teenager with a driver's permit.

Somebody said good mothers never raise their voice..
That somebody never came out the back door just in time to see her child hit a golf ball through her neighbor's kitchen window.

Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery..
That somebody never watched her baby get on the bus for the first day of kindergarden...

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.........

Grannymar said...

I love the new header picture.

Have a wonderful day surrounded with love tomorrow!

Jamie Dawn said...

I hope your entire Mother's Day weekend is one of relaxation and the joy of family.
I asked my hubby to cook for me. He makes a delicious sausage & angel hair pasta dish that is really tasty. The kids can take care of the dishes, and I can relax while they do the work I usually do.
I kind of thought that your kids and hubby probably didn't give you flowers on special occasions. I can fully understand why!
Enjoy YOUR day!!
You deserve some pampering.

JeanMac said...

Your header is so peaceful!Happy Mother's Day to you - put your feet up - or down in the pool!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I don't work with flowers, but I also request no floral arrangements. I feel bad that they don't live long after they're cut... Happy Mother's Day! It sounds wonderful.

Cravey said...

I love the new photo.
I've riding again lately, and I love just being in the field with those creatures. I'd love to have that view from my bedroom window.