Sunday, May 19, 2013

One Week Ago

One week ago my Mother's Day weekend began quietly.
I worked at my desk until Roger arrived home after being out of town.
We visited a nearby restaurant for glass of wine and a light dinner, returning home with, my favorite spring dessert, strawberry shortcake.

The only plans I had for the weekend was to work.   Roger reminded me
 I had two weeks of school left;  I might want to take a break and
 relax a bit.  I told him I would think about it.  
While discussing our plans to go to the farmer's market and
 possibly the nursery the next day my phone rang.  I knew by
the ring who was calling.

"Hello my sweet girl"

"Hey mom.  What's going on?"

"Not much.  We just got in from having dinner.  What are you guys up to?"

To be honest, I'm not for sure how she answered.  We continued
to chat about the day when she ask,

"Hey, did you get a FedEx package today?"

"No, I didn't see anything when I was out earlier.
  Roger have you been out the front door since you got home?" 
Heather said there might be a package?"
(he ignored me)

"I've been tracking it online and it shows it was delivered this evening.  
Do you mind going to check to see if it is outside."

"Roger would you check to see if there is a package by the door?"
(ignored again)

"Okay, I'm on my way... I'll check..hold on a minute..." 

I opened the door and there was the most wonderful special delivery I could ever wish  for.
Looking back at me was my beautiful daughter.
(Your might remember she surprised me last year)

Just one week ago I spent a wonderful Mother's Day weekend with my daughter.  
We had a list of so many things to do, and I believe we managed to fit it all in.

Sunday morning I was gifted with a new addition to my not-so-
mediterranean garden, a sweet olive.  How did she know it was
on my wish list?  

There was also a very special handmade card with a dear message which I will cherish.
I pick it up and read it at least once a day.  
Thank you Heather and Kyle.

One week ago,
 I had the most wonderful weekend...
My heart is full.

(flowers were a gift from my husband)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Time Flies

I hope you are having a wonderful week.  
 I am hiding in my studio under the construction paper, paint,
photographs and glue.  

It is, as my husband states, the May ritual.
I gather all the art my children have created throughout
the year and all the photographs I and others have taken,
add a little bit of me to create a memory book
for each of my children.

Many of my friends have finished their books,
and this time tomorrow I, hopefully, 
will be waiting to bind.  

This time next week,
I will be preparing for my last day of school.

Oh, how time flies.

I'll be back soon.
 I have things to  share.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Let it Shine

"Lighthouses don't go running all over an island looking
for boats to save; they just stand there shining."
                                                                       Anne Lamont

I hope you are have a lovely week.