As I begin this post, I’m thinking about previous years and the different weeks that I’ve been able to memorialize during Ali Edward’s Week in the Life project. This is the third year that I’ve participated, and this year’s week is definitely something to remember – my oldest son is graduating from high school! So, there were exams, a Senior Banquet, graduation and all of the little things that happened between each event. I actually began this project last week, on Monday, May 9th, but this post is going to contain a few photos and reflections from Saturday and Sunday (Mother’s Day). It was too good of a weekend to ignore.
Here’s a look at Saturday:
One of my favorite events of the year – the local Arts Festival. Tons of artists, lots of creativity and a great place to find all your Christmas presents. Every year, I look forward to this day – I always find something to take home.
Saturday evening, my youngest and his friend decided they wanted to see Captain America: Civil War. I didn’t go, but maybe I should have. They said it was the best Captain America film yet.
Mother’s Day began by smelling the roses. Literally. The rose bushes I dug up last year, repotted and moved to my back deck to deter the deer from eating them are in bloom. And they said it would never work – that roses didn’t do well in pots. I’m proving them wrong.
The morning continued with me on the porch watching Sunday Morning. Love it. The day ended with dinner with the family. Love that too. Lots.
Monday started early – about 6:00 am. Boys were off to school and exams, and D and I started working. On a book that he’s writing. Should be out soon. I’ll keep you posted.
We had help cleaning up the porch.
And my new dining room chandelier was installed. Yep, it’s a little different.
The afternoon brought storms – and Maggie under the desk at my feet.
A meeting with friends (over wine) – their kids are dating. Wine was a necessity.
And dinner with my youngest at our favorite Mexican restaurant. And because it’s Week in the Life – I actually got to take his picture.
The day ended perfectly. In my favorite chair in the family room. With a glass of wine. And Bitsy.