Happy Mother’s Day to all you women with offspring!

I talked to two of my three, was sung to by one of them, and had cards from my other one and his wife and my granddaughter. She had signed her own and written the name she (and my other granddaughter) calls me plus she’d drawn purple, green, and tan hearts on the card. Precious! I tried to call them and got the answering machine and they haven’t called me back. They may be visiting my DIL’s parents since tomorrow is her birthday.

I was up a little past the time I crawled out yesterday. I did all of my exercises. My pushup only lasted 60 seconds but that’s better than nothing.


29 ozzies grapefruit juice
9 ozzies OJ
OJ/strawberry smoothie (about 32 ozzies)

Almost three quarts watermelon, chunked up
2 Campari tomatoes

32 ozzies banana/romaine smoothie
Kim chee

1 Campari tomato
Large salad of red leaf, romaine, Roma tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, dressed with cashew dressing
Yet another Campari tomato
Eggplant “bacon”

Friend in the rehab center called to wish me a Happy Mother’s Day and said the smoothie has made her feel much better. I doubt there was enough to do that but if she thinks so, that’s fine. She was going to watch one of the movies I took her this afternoon.

Later, my daughter called and we talked just under an hour. Her stress is easing off at work since they are able to hire more people for her area.

My older son called and sang, as I said before. He sang, “Happy Mother’s Day to you” to the tune of “Happy Birthday.” I was well-greeted. He was working and couldn’t talk long. He’d sent me an e-mail that was really sweet and better than any e-card he could have made.

I struck out for the cemetery about 3:30 and was surprised to see a family (I guess) having a picnic lunch in another part of the grounds. I would guess it was siblings visiting their mother. I didn’t stop to ask but that would seem reasonable.


My little Leatherman Juice KF4 came in handy to cut the groups of greenery apart and divide the florist wire. I didn’t use the styrofoam but opted to stick things right in the ground. It looks more natural but I don’t know how long it will last. I’ll have to keep an eye on it. My mother loved plants but she went more for the old standbys than the more exotic types. First thing I put on was wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina), then came some ivy and caladium leaves. After that, I added some philodendron. It took me almost 45 minutes to complete it but it looked nice when I got through. I wish I’d taken my camera but I didn’t.

I was looking for my Leatherman as I was writing this and couldn’t find it. I just knew I’d left it on the ground by the grave. I scoured the car for it twice and finally found it. I was prepared to go back down there tonight to look for it, if need be. It’s a handy little thing.

Twinkle had succumbed to the lure of loose dirt and had used what I’d put in the planter for the mint for her personal cat box. I had to dump it and start over. I divided the mint into four parts and it’s all planted, watered, and out with the other herbs.

Other than fixing food and eating, that’s been my day. I did look up the directions for the CSA and it took forever to load the map. My sister had sent me the name of a company that has “some kind of DSL”. Turns out it’s satellite which is far more expense than I can afford, not enough faster to justify spending the money, and not any more reliable. It was nice of her to think of me, anyway.

Since it’s already after 11, I’m going to feed Twinkle and go to bed. Good night, all!

2 Responses to Happy Mother’s Day to all you women with offspring!

  1. Valerie May 14, 2007 at 1:29 pm #

    Hi Tommie,
    What a girl scout you are with your Leatherman Juice KF4.

    Bad kitty. (Smile)

  2. Tommie May 14, 2007 at 10:58 pm #

    My Juice is as handy as a pocket on a shirt. You can tell I don’t fly much any more. I’d lose that, first thing, going through Security.

    The tip-off about the dirt was that it had been in a heap and all of a sudden, it was smooth and level. Can’t blame her. She was doing what comes naturally to a cat.

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