Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

It has been a pretty quiet weekend around the cozy cottage.  My sweet baboo left for a medical conference on his birthday (Cinco de Mayo) and so it was just us girls around the house.  Liesl got a lot of momma attention, which made her happy.  I am still trying to get rid of that icky cough from being sick several weeks ago so it was good to just relax. 

One of the things I got to do is stitch this weekend.  I am on the apples square now.  I had been backstitching the grapes square.  I think there is an error in there, as the grapes square is really complicated.  I found myself avoiding stitching for a number of weeks, because I was frustrated with the grapes.  So I finally decided that I would move on to the apple square and go back to the grapes at another time.  It will probably look a lot easier to fix then, so until that time when I can look at it more objectively, I will keep moving forward.  I am having a much better time with the apples square. 

Bill's plane landed around midnight last night, so I stitched until he walked through the door (way past my usual bedtime.)  I told Liesl that he was on his way when he was 10 minutes away.  She sat in his spot on the sofa with her sight fixated on the door, waiting for him.  She would not look away.  She understands a lot, and her favorite guy was coming home.  It was like the 4th of July when he walked in the door.  She was so excited.

So today was a nice Mother's Day.  My daughter is taking me to dinner on Tuesday, so we are extending what she calls "Ma Day."  LOL  Today, Liesl and her daddy made me a pancake breakfast and barbecued a steak dinner for me.  We also took a walk in Liesl's favorite park.  It was a good Mother's Day and I am glad we all got to have some quiet, relaxing time together. 

As I get older, I have true appreciation for "quiet, boring days".  I work pretty long hours during the week and I am happy when I get to just be home and focus on the most important things in my life, my family, my friends, my home, and the art forms which are important to me.  This includes, stitching, quilting, calligraphy, gardening, classical music, books, and enjoying the amazing natural beauty of where I live.  There are days that I still can't believe I live here, in a place that people travel to from all over the world.  It would be easy to overlook it without a reality check every once in a while. 

I hope you had an enjoyable Mother's Day and that your days are filled with grace!