Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day edition...

Somebody said it takes about six weeks to return to normal after you've had a baby.
That somebody doesn't know that once you've had a baby, "normal" is history!

Somebody said being a mother is boring.
That somebody never rode in a car being driven by a teenager with a learner's permit!

Somebody said a mother doesn't need an education.
That somebody never helped a fourth-grader with their math.

Somebody said that you can't love the fifth child as much as the first.
That somebody never had five children.

Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery.
That somebody never watched her "baby" get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten...or on a plane headed to military "boot camp".

Somebody said "good" mothers never raise their voices.
That somebody never came out of the back door just in time to see their child hit a golf ball through the neighbor's kitchen window.

Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married.
That somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mother's heartstrings.

Somebody said a mother's job is done when her kids leave home.
That somebody never had grandchildren!  

Sunday, May 8, is Mother's Day in the USA so today I'd like to honor my mother, Mary... 

my parents, c. 1940
approximately 1 year after they married

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  

Saturday will be spent getting my hair "done"...meaning cut and erase all those gray hairs caused by being a mother!  ;)

Then Sunday morning I will go get my yearly blood work done that I have to be fasting for.  With a few puppy dog looks, I can usually talk Andy into taking me out to brunch afterwards!  ;) 

 My mom and me at my wedding...July 3, 1982

We will also be doing some more work in the kitchen.  Andy has the plaster removed from the wall behind where we took out the cabinets so far.  He has been working on putting in the electrical for the outlet that will go on the back splash there and then will roll in the insulation.  If all goes well...hopefully those two things will be done by the end of the weekend. 

After much discussion, we have decided to pull off the baseboards in the kitchen.  They are nice 8" oak baseboards original to the house, so I am going to try to strip the LAYERS of paint off of them so that we can get them looking nice and then reapply them after the bead board paneling is hung.

 Mom rocking Paul, my eldest
She never got to meet Erin, my youngest,
but did get to see pictures of her.

I'm so glad that we don't have a deadline to have this kitchen done in because as we go along, we keep "adding" things to the original plan!  LOL  This is one of the few projects that we've done that we aren't under pressure to be done by a certain time.  

 taken a couple years before she died in 1987

Have a blessed and safe Mother's Day weekend!.....and don't forget to call your mothers!  :)



  1. So I read your blog and I'm responding to does that mean I still have to call you on Mother's Day? LOL I kid, I kid....

    Love You So Much Mom!!!

  2. I loved your post! I think that pic of Paul & your Mom is so sweet. :)

    Also I heard you spent all of Sunday not feeling well after the bloodwork, I hope you are feeling better now?