outside my window . . . my mother's birthday started out clear and warm, and quickly turned warm. The day is ending with some rain clouds moving in. A very pretty day!
listening to . . . Erik, Faramir, and Kalliope planting our newest fruit trees: Braeburn Apple and Brown Turkey Fig. My mom would enjoy sitting out in our Adirondack chairs chatting as they work. I'm sure I'd be sitting with her and we *just might* be sipping a cocktail.
wearing . . . It is 6:41 and I am seriously considering slipping into my PJs for the evening. One of my mother's favorite things is PJs, especially a wonderfully, soft and silky cotton set.
so grateful for . . . the way my mom always remembers birthdays and special events for my kids. Rarely, very rarely has a holiday or birthday gone by without at least a card! And I love her laugh!
reading . . . a Chemistry text in preparation for tutoring Athos' Classical Conversations level (Challenge 3) next year. This will make my mother giggle as I barely got through high school chemistry. Thank God for Khan Academy!!
around the house . . . gathering a few items that were forgotten on my mom's recent visit (last week). I think she just wants to make sure she is remembered around here, so she leaves a few pieces of clothing behind. :)
one of my favorite things . . . a lovely, vintage white flower pin my mother gave me a few years ago. It is sweet and simple. I have a pretty lacy scarf that will set off the pin even more wonderfully. I think I'll wear them together tomorrow.
recent milestones . . . Mom and my step-dad, Fred, enjoyed having my great grand-mother stay with them for a few months while a new home was being completed. They took her home a couple of weeks ago and helped her (and her housemates: my Aunt and Uncle and a great Aunt) get moved in a settled.
picture thoughts . . .
|My mother, Kay, step-dad, Fred, and the girls.|
Happy Birthday, Mom!