Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day and Life

Spring, inside and out.

 I love fresh flowers in the house. Daffodils now, lilacs soon, daisies, buttercups, lilies, a path leading through the seasons. These were from a friend which makes them extra special.
The Muddy Nation River
 I thought this was a small creek running through a nearby field, my boys played in it, caught crayfish, chased turtles. Then someone told me it had a *grand* name....The Nation River! Wow. Can't always take things at face value. This river reminds me of a lot of people. First impressions may seem like there isn't much to be impressed by, but like rivers, they can surprise you!
My Spot in the Sun
 Morning devotions. I'm not always as faithful as I should be, but this is my favorite spot to read during the warm weather. A cup of Cafe Lib (I quit drinking coffee 16 months ago), my Bible, a good devotional book, and the morning sun! Great place to meet with God, undisturbed.
In my dream world, I always have time to hang the laundry instead of using the dryer.
I finally got outside with a load of laundry the other day. It doesn't happen as often as I'd like, but I'm trying. After I hung it, I noticed the reflection in a large mirror that my son was temporarily storing outside. Looked somewhat *Alice in Wonderlandish*. Yes, that would be in my dreams. the time to hang every load of laundry that I yank out of the oversized washer. (And the ambition).

Oh, what was that in the title? Mother's Day? I love it. In the past it was always Kentucky Fried Chicken at Mac Johnson Conservation Area. It looks a little different this year. Families are growing, lives are busy. Some of the kids are coming to do garden work tomorrow. Some are dropping in Sunday, but I feel the love from all of them. I am so blessed to be the mother of such great children, and children in law.


  1. Pretty flowers! And neat on the river name! I like what you said in regards to that and people, so true! Wonderful devotional spot - keep at it - I'll try harder too! ;) :D Yes, the mirror reflection is very cool, took me a second to work it out - very nice photo!! :D

    We'll see you this weekend - maybe even earlier on Saturday...either way - we'll be out! ♥

  2. Thankyou! Love to see you. I think I will be here all weekend. If not, I will let you know. <3

  3. Hi! Happy mom's day! (I am back to blogging...yes I am indecisive!). That is quite an age difference with your kids! I'm sure your 11-year old keeps you young! love,andrea

  4. Hi, Andrea! So nice to have you back. I was indecisive for a little while too, but the spring weather has made me want a creative outlet again. Happy Mother's Day to you too.

  5. Hi might have something to do with spring, wanting to blog again! Your life seems to mirror mine a bit! Our 3rd child is marrying in less then 2 weeks. I am looking forward to when all these beginnings are over and I can start having grandchildren. love,andrea

  6. Oh, Andrea. Grandbabies are the best. Our two are 5 and 3, one due in June, one in November. Lovely. I have never been without littles since I was 5 years old! You can check out my daughter-in-laws blog and my daughters if you like. and