Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!


“When a man who is drinking neat gin starts talking about his mother he is past all argument.” ― C.S. ForesterThe African Queen

I am hoping to get a good long post written later today, but wanted to send a shout-out to all the Mothers this morning.

My mom has been gone since 2001.  I still miss her and am grateful for all she did for my brother, my sister and I.



How will I spend the day?  I actually have work to do - both for the recent work contract I've taken, some revisions to my book that I want to do, and in the garden.

I have been cleaning up the yard and my flower beds all week and am still not done.  We have over an acre of gardens and the yard seems twice that size when you are raking and pruning and cleaning up and I have the blisters to show for it!  There is even a small patch of snow left in one of the beds!

I will take lots of pictures today and share some with you!  and I hope a selfie with something nice on for dinner!

I'll leave you with one fine thought on this day.

The thing that every (well almost every) mother learns when she has a child is that other babies are swell, but that somehow, she has been given the best one ever.  She doesn't mention this to anyone else, lest she hurt their feelings about their baby, but she knows it to be true.

We all had mothers who thought that about us, even if some didn't express it out loud.  And that gives me a lot of comfort...

Have a great day out there and stay safe!

xoxo wendy



16 comments:

  1. Lovely thought, Wendy! Have a great mothers' day.
    Mine is almost over, it's 10pm here so I'm having an early night after a lovely day of gluttony!

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    1. Oh good for you Ruth! Glad you had a good one!

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  2. Happy Mother's Day, Wendy! It sounds like it will be a very busy one for you, but I do hope it will still be very special and filled with lots of love and laughter! :)

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  3. Happy Mother's Day Wendy. I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and your garden!

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  4. Perfect Wendy! Just like you to begin us with a Forester giggle and close with your very touching sentiment. Happy Mother's Day!

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  5. Happy Mother's Day Wendy. Hope that you had a lovely day with your family. I've been pruning and planting in my garden which has been just lovely after such a long cold winter. I have to force myself to wear gardening gloves which I don't really like but I too ended up with nasty blisters- lesson learned.

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    1. we all worked like buggers today. Grass is finally all raked, the beds are cleaned out and patio furniture is starting to come out. Only 2 weeks and so will the black flies and mosquitoes!

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  6. Happy Mother's Day to all. As usual Wendy, you managed to say what we were all thinking today: the best one(s) ever! Have a wonderful day!\

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  7. Happy Mother's Day Evening to you! Like you, I've been outside all day, gardening, birdwatching, having the first outdoor beer of the season ( 70's here!). Hope you got a lot done. I am utterly exhausted! In a good way.

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    1. Hi Lane! Wasn't it a fabulous day???? I have been sore all week, but keep telling myself that that's what stops us from rusting!

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  8. That was beautiful Wendy!! Happy Mother's Day to you too!! xoxo

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    1. thanks Jen! And this year you celebrated being a Grandmother as well!

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