Mar 20, 2010


I am so looking forward to the weather this weekend.
I cannot wait to get outside and spruce up some of the beds. We are having pine straw and mulch delivered this afternoon and tomorrow after church, we have a few guys coming to help get it out. We have a big yard that requires a lot of pine straw and mulch every spring. We are getting a dump truck full of mulch and 100 bales of pine straw! I love the way fresh mulch smells!
When all is said and done, I am looking forward to the yard looking so fresh and new, ready for some summer flowers to be planted.
I am sure the deer can hardly contain their excitement about the new items that will soon added to the menu!
(They have been devastating this winter.)

(just two days ago)

It was beautiful outside yesterday. It made it all the way up to 75. I have to say, walking puppies 376+ times a day is much more enjoyable when the sun is shining, the sky is blue and the cherry trees are blooming.

I took a magazine outside and sat on the front porch steps and let them run and play until they were tired. That is one thing they rarely are these days..... tired.
I got a little sad sitting there because I am used to going and sitting on my front porch steps or swing and calling my mom. I was really missing her yesterday and feeling very lonely.
I have gone from having a mom I talked to several times a day on the phone (about very random stuff) to not calling anyone, kind of quitting cold turkey.
I miss her.

I told the Man of the House that I think 45 is too young to not have a mother.
Lord willing, I have a lot of living to do and it is a long time to go without having a mom.
My birthday is this week (23rd) and it will be the first birthday ever that I won't see her or get a birthday call from her. She was always so very good at things like that, she never forgot anyones birthday and always made it special.
She even tried to plan her visits to our house on the girls' birthdays so she could be here
for them.


(random change of subject)

#2 is having a ball in New York and she is sad that this is her last day.
She had a great time experiencing St. Patrick's Day in the city.
It is such a big event there, a huge celebration.

Someone randomly took a picture of #2 and her friend and posted it on their blog.
She sent the picture to me too.

She is coming home tomorrow. I have to pick up the three girls at the airport, drop #2's friends off at the dorm and then bring #2 home with me. Her car is here and she has to unpack from her trip and then repack before heading back to school. It is so nice that she goes to school so close to home.


(another random change in subject)

#1's sorority is having Parent's Weekend.
(Chapel Hill - 30 minutes away)
The Man of the House is playing in the golf tournament today.
There is a cocktail tonight.
#1 hasn't planned on going.
Her boyfriend cannot go because he is out of town for his spring break and she didn't want to go dateless. There is a band playing and she didn't want everyone else to be dancing with their dates and she not have anyone to dance with. We were just going to go for the dinner after the golf tournament today.

So I planned accordingly.
I did not go shopping for my "cocktail attire".
I just got a call from her and she has changed her mind.
"Mom don't kill me, but I think I might want us to go the cocktail tonight."
I am convinced that size zero/two girls don't understand the issue of not having anything to wear. You know how it is when you are old(er) and large(r).
You wear things, not because they actually look good on you, you wear them because they hide and camouflage things.
Young skinny girls don't understand it takes a lot prayer to find something to wear to an event that is age appropriate and size appropriate. Things have to have just the right amount of sleeves to hide that ugly part, they cannot be ruffled or if they are, ruffled in just the right places so that the ruffles don't look like projectiles. I cannot do shiny either. There are parts of me that I just don't want to "glow". And I definitely need something stretchy.
I am 1000% positive that I do not have anything hanging in my closet
that I can wear tonight and
shopping for "cocktail attire" is not on my list of things to do today.

I have puppies to watch after all.

Speaking of puppies......

I do not hear Charlie and Lola
I know what that means.......
they are into something they shouldn't be!

Have a great weekend!


MCW said...

I still have the last birthday card my grandmother sent me on my dresser. I just can't put it away.

So glad #2 had fun in NYC! It is a blast here...

Good luck finding a dress. I understand where you are coming from! I am a curvy girl and went shopping with my roomie for NYE dresses. Everything fit her and looked good. I however, have to be MUCH more selective. Pain in the you know what! Have fun!

Rickrack and Pompoms said...

Oh Hope you found a dress and had a really good time tonight. I also hope you have a terrific bday this week. I know you miss your Mom and it hurts a lot. I will keep you in my prayers.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

How exciting that you are a March birthday too! Happy early birthday! I hope you got things worked out to be able to go to the cocktail party. Glad your daughter had a great time in NYC. I'm with you, anything is better to do in the warmer weather, especially walking the dogs. I love this springtime weather. I know it is so hard missing your sweet Mom. Praying for you. Love & blessings from NC!

Joyce said...

Well I hope you found something to wear. I could completely relate to every word. It's all about the cover up.

Glad your daughter had a good time-how could she not??

We've had beautiful weekend weather too...wishing it would last but it's supposed to get cloudy later today, then rain tomorrow with cooler temps. But at least we're on our way!

Happy Birthday...I know you are missing your mom and I will be thinking of you.

Love Being a Nonny said...

I know you miss your mom. My sister died a few years ago. I ALWAYS talked to her on Saturday mornings...other times too, but ALWAYS on Saturdays. Even now, I miss it and often start to call. It is hard. I prayed for you when I read this post. I also prayed that your family would make your birthday extra special this year. Happy Early birthday.

P.S. I can't wait to see what you wore to the cocktail!! I would have panicked too!