Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

This is my newest rose - the mothers day gift from my children. I thought it was splendid that it bloomed in time for mothers day. I took the photo with my iPhone - and I am impressed with the quality of photos you can take with that thing!

My children will not be here with me today - they all had other commitments for today. I try not to be sad about that. And so far today I haven't been. We all went out for dinner on Thursday to celebrate mothers day. I will try to avoid looking around my neighborhood at the families that look happy - and thereby comparing my insides to their outsides and coming up short every single time. Comparisons are odious - and I do try to avoid them. Sometimes I am weak though...

My neighbor and I have a standing date for the first Saturday in May - we go buy our flowers. This year we are going today. It has been too cold to put flowers outside. It is still probably too cold, but we are doing it anyway.

This morning I have already been to a meeting, then to Home Depot for some pots and soil, and back home to get things ready for my summer flower extravaganza. It sure would be a lot easier if I could move - yesterday after my 6 mile run/walk, I came home and spontaneously broke out the tree trimmer and started pruning the dead limbs off of a huge tree in my front lawn. Then I had to cut up the branches and bundle them for trash removal... then I continued with weeding, lawn edging, and lawn mowing. Last night at mass, I was hurting so bad, I could barely stand and kneel - sitting wasn't such a problem.

Oh well, this too shall pass. These are good problems to have.

I hope you are all blessed with nothing but good problems today. And happy mothers day to all.

6 comments:

shadowlands said...

"I will try to avoid looking around my neighborhood at the families that look happy - and thereby comparing my insides to their outsides and coming up short every single time."

I just got back from a walk around my neighbourhood. Sometimes if I am getting really stressed, I need to keep my head down, so as to avoid exactly what you say, and resentments against people. Made a list............

Your rose is beautiful, by the way. Happy Mother's day.

dAAve said...

Whether it feels like Spring or not, just act as if.
LOL

Carverlane said...

What a beautiful rose! Happy Mother's Day, Mary Christine.

Kim from sAn Antonio

Syd said...

I like your Mother's Day peace rose. I just wrote about roses for mother's day but in a slightly different context.

Ed G. said...

I hope you had the happiest and most blessed of mother's days. Those outside plants will hate it tonight.

Blessings and aloha...

Her Big Sad said...

What a gorgeous rose!

I love all your flower pictures... I'm like you, I get outside and start with the yard stuff and forget that I'm going to possibly regret 8 hours of yardwork, at about 9 pm!!

I hope your Mother's Day was peaceful and loving. I avoid the comparisons too. If I let myself, this year I'd have been sad since my daughter is in prison, but, I decided to seize the day, and make it mine. I joined some friends for an all-day sewing bee around one friend's big kitchen table. Much laughter and beautiful quilt blocks were the result. Yay!

God bless you! I do love reading your posts!