Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Weekend Roundup

Well, it's official. I'm just a dumb**s today. I had a picture card from my "kitchen" camera with a couple of pictures of dinner, and I lost it. About 4 hours ago. And there really isn't much space in which I could have lost it, so that's really, really dumb. Well, I guess I'm entitled to be stooopid once in a while.

Last Wednesday, Jeffrey called me from West Virginia. His Town Car's back end was down. This happened before, when we bought it (which is why an 18 year old had a $1000 Lincoln Town Car), and I was able to get the sensor replaced. He remembered this, and called to ask what to do: find a mechanic there? NO! I told him to haul his jack and stands out
of the car, jack up the back end and put it on the jackstands so the weight of the car wasn't on the suspension system, and take the jack to his dorm room. So, the 3 kids borrowed someone else's car to move their stuff to a storage bin - Mom having ordered that anyone bringing more than 10 pounds of crap home would be caned - and traveled over 300 miles at 45MPH on Saturday. Yeah, they were thrilled.

The 3 kids not home called on Sunday, Jeff bought me 2 plants from the plant sale he stumbled across at school, and the 2 girls gave me tulips and chocolate covered strawberries. The little boys made me cards and hot tea.

The best Mother's Day compliment of all is that they all wanted to call me, and wished they could have been home (law school finals for my daughter, finals grading for son the professor and other son his roommate prevented it), and they're scheduling a second holiday next weekend. I don't need any meals out (and they can't cook); I just enjoy knowing they like me well enough to call and come home. Life doesn't get a lot better than that. I hope you all had as good a weekend.

14 comments:

doggybloggy said...

life does NOT get any better than that - happy belated mothers day and it sure sounds like it was a good one...

Paula said...

Life sounds wonderful in your corner! Hope the car situation isn't too spendy to repair. Now, here's the big queston ... did you get to eat any of those chocolate strawberries? I know they were FOR you, but with hungry kidlin's in the house, I wonder how long they lasted? :-)

Pam said...

Just look at your great Mother's Day loot!

Claire S. said...

Sounds like you had a great day !

noble pig said...

I am cracking up about the car. How did you know what to tell them. Glad they all called, that is all that mattered! Happy Mother's Day to you.

imjacobsmom said...

Yeah, life doesn't get any better than that. It's just so comforting to know that they really care...~ Happy Mother's Day to you! ~ Robyn

Cristine said...

Chocolate and strawberries is the most perfect for any age gift, the better is to make chocolate covered strawberries is a different and interesting idea for chocolate dip fruits.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Looks like oyu had a wonderful Mothger'sa Day Marjie!

Channon said...

Just knowing they do love you really is all you can ask for, isn't it?

Pam said...

I love how close your family is. I hope my children grow up to be as kind and considerate as yours.

The Blonde Duck said...

How fabulous all your kiddos shared the love!

buffalodick said...

You're The Mom, and they love you...bask in that- and be a happy person- not everyone gets that, but I know you earned it!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Beautiful flowers, phone calls, visits and chocolate strawberries from your kids....life really doesn't get better than that :)))))

marti5515 said...

Marjie: I would like to make your white cake from your May 8, 2009 post. I have a quick question: Is there actually two additions of milk in this recipe? First, the recipe says 2/3 cup milk, then later it says 1/2 cup milk. That would be a total amount of 1 and 1/6 cups milk. Is that correct; or is it a missprint??? Please advise. Love your blog. Thanks, Marti