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Saturday, May 7, 2011

You Mean I Don't Have To Cook Today? Or Clean?!



This is my favorite picture of my Mom. I forgot why she said she had her head in that old wagon wheel, but I think it was some tourist attraction in Chicago. She's 86 now, and has started slowing down only in the last couple of years.

This is the person who calls me Mom. Our daughter Liz. She's home from college, and we're going to spend the whole day together. I can't wait, because she's lots of fun! We're going to see a movie, and she's going to make a new blog banner for me. And since it's Mother's Day, I'm almost positive she'll be extra patient with me, as I change my mind time and time again.




I never did get around to making a Mother's Day display. Just kind of propped up my collection on the bookshelf and called it a day!

The poems on these old framed pieces are so lovely.



Isn't this cottage cute? I want to live there! So what will you be doing on Mother's Day?

I'm not doing any of this foolishness. NO cooking, and NO cleaning!

Which makes me feel positively giddy!
Happy Mother's Day!

15 comments:

Niece said...

Happy Mother's Day and enjoy your time with your kido!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Have a wonderful Mothers Day!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Good for you, have a great day! I'll be making dinner for my sons and my Ma, so it will be nice:@)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! How lovely to spend it with your daughter. I will just be enjoying my day here at home.

Andy's Attic said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, Carol. Have fun with your girl!
Annette

delia hornbook said...

Your daughter is stunning hope you have had a lovely day together, dee x

Sunny Simple Life said...

Me too sister! No cooking or cleaning for me either. Love Mother's day. With gifts too boot. Yes!!

Linda Ruthie said...

Thank you Carol for your Mother's Day wishes on my blog. Your blog is looking Springy and adorable. I hope you had a lovely day.

Kori Donahue said...

Happy Mother's Day to you sweetie!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend honey! Did you hear the great news about my novel? Check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004YTMGA0 Have a great Monday doll!

Kori xoxo

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Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Carol,

Your daughter is beautiful! Hope you have a fun day together! I have been doing every holiday for the past 16 yrs since my mom has passed. This year I decided to go out to a little town, shopping and antiquing. Had a fun day!

Debbie

Maureen said...

I hope your day turned out just the way you wanted! How wonderful to have you mom and daughter in your life. A true blessing.

Happy Mom's Day girl!

Keetha Broyles said...

Liz is a real cutie!

I'm on my way out to the kitchen to warm up some leftover meatloaf for our supper - - - does that count as "work" on Mother's Day?

Bren said...

Hi..I am new to your blog... i blog hopped in. I really like you place here, so quaint and cheerful. The world needs more cheerful places, I will visit here often =)

Bren

Happy@Home said...

That is one adorable picture of your mom. I can see why you like it so well.
I hope you had a great Mother's Day and steered clear of the domestic duties. Your daughter is a beautiful girl!

Jacqueline said...

My goodness Carol, we sure make beauty Queens for daughters! Both of us are blessed with pretty girls with big hearts!

Mom's day was divine for me. Japanese dinner with two sons and the next day Kara took me painting and for a pot of English tea...fabulous fun!

I was in an antique mall the other day and saw two vintage t.v. trays and thought to myself, if Carol was here there would be one for her and one for me. You could have had the ones with cherries and yellow daisy flowers. I would have taken the one with pink gerber daisy flowers. Only $6.95 each. I know you would not have been able to resist!

Have you been to Holly's blog? The cutest ducks and chickens!!!