Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Thank You - It Was A Very Good Day

Unusal sight in the front field while retrieving paper early this morning...
A first for this one as I did not make dinner.
Put a table cloth on table before 2 daughter's, soninlaw and 2 youngest granddaughter's
arrived.  In the past I would have put out dishes, glasses, napkins, silverware and made an extra
desert.  I told them that I did not care if they used china dishes, cloth napkins or paper plates and napkins.  Energy depleted and really did not make any differance to me....   Did make fruit tea before they arrived with food that was so good.

Cards and phone calls from those far away - to their mama...

A beautiful day

An orchid plant that I had many years that would have many blooms on it yearly was
lost 2 years ago.  I have looked at the plants in the store and really did not need to buy
any more plants.   My Jamie, surprised me with this one :)
5 buds will soon open
and I hope it likes its new home...

So much to do this next week as I have not tackled my long to do list
and because of rain the grass is really high.

The thought comes to mind
"does it really matter ?"
and I answer myself
"no it does not matter."


MsGraysea said...

Sounds like a perfect Mother's Day!
Looks like the girls had fun and I loved seeing your flowers on the patio. So pretty.
Isn't it hard not to do all you would have done? I have a struggle with it, but am learning to say what I can and cannot do and relax into the generosity of others.
Love the orchid. My sister got one for a mother's Day gift, too. Do you have any secrets for making them last?

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

It looks like you had a happy Mother's day. Glad you did.

Does it matter? Most times, not really.

Have a good week dear Ernestine.


Balisha said...

Wish I could just relax and let go of old ways of preparing for company. After they leave, i sit and think that all the preparations were really for family doesn't care about all that ....they just want to visit me.
I wish that I could just relax and let go.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Marcia and Lorraine, :)
Balisha, truly understand and I am trying to learn a new way :)

Judy said...

Does it really matter? Nope. But--it kind of does to us. So we keep doing it one even notices. :-)

Lonely Rivers said...

There is a time for everything. This is your time! So wonderful that your family gathers round, pitches in and makes everything easier. My Mother always said, "Save your energy for enjoying the people and the event. Exhausting yourself before everyone shows up is more devastating than a speck of dust. You can clean up when they leave!"

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

LR - always your words inspire me.
Now you - take care of you..
Judy, you are so right but I am stopping doing some things :)

thewiildmagnola said...

you had a nice Mother's Day. I am glad.