• Mother's Day Wishes

    by  • May 4, 2011 • Family, Gardening & Pets • 2 Comments

    Alex has asked me several times if I have any desires for Mother’s Day.

    mom and child with grinch at dr seuss memorialLike so many moms, I think it would be great to have a day with all the benefits of motherhood (children’s hugs, “You’re the greatest”, etc.) and none of the work. Let me complete a project, phone call, night’s rest, or a simple thought without interruption. Let the world be at peace. Let it be quiet most of the time. Let it stop raining so that I might plant my garden.

    Alas, I know that my husband and child can’t make the impossible a reality.

    They could lavish me with gifts. I would love:
    a chicken weather vane
    garden statuary – a dog or gargoyle would be fun
    framing for my Joachim Knill polaroid
    a new lens for my camera
    something cute to wear

    Or, they could address the practical needs:
    replace the garage door opener
    hang the bat house that has resided in the garage for three years
    build the patio
    add a rain barrel to the garage

    What are you making, procuring, or requesting for a Mother’s Day gift?

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    I live to eat and eat to live, planning every meal to include as much local and seasonal abundance as possible. I often wear purple and never refuse a drink.


    2 Responses to Mother's Day Wishes

    1. May 4, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      Is that Grinch statue at COSI? My mom loves Dr. Seuss stuff!

      I’m taking my mom to your class this Sunday and possibly to Pistacia Vera so I can use my Groupon. I figure learning something new will be better than buying her something.

      • May 4, 2011 at 10:08 pm

        This picture was taken at the Dr. Seuss Memorial Garden in Springfield Massachusetts. It’s an amazing display of larger than life size sculptures. I can’t wait to meet your mom!

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