“When a man who is drinking neat gin starts talking about his mother he is past all argument.” ― C.S. Forester, The 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!