I really had a great Mother's Day & Birthday today. Here is a pic of me with all my flowers and my cake.
The day started out with me singing at church with my sister, then teaching those adorable Sunday school preschoolers (imagine them pretending to be Daniel in the lions den, complete with several little lions, a king in a paper crown whose face never changed no matter which emotion he was supposed to have, a little angel girl with a tin foil halo, and Daniel who giggled all the way through everything).
Then we went home to eat leftovers (no cooking for me!) Then we celebrated Mother's Day. My 8 year old and I did some crafts together while the other two family members ran some errands. At some point we realized that we had no phone connection (but the computer DSL still works, how weird is that?) So my hubby tried to track down the problem. We still hadn't figured it out when we headed to his parents place and I had a lovely sit down discussion with his mother.
Home again in the late afternoon, to visit with one of the grown kids who had stopped by. Then I wanted to get in some exercise today, so I offered a walk to anyone who wanted to come with me. Everyone headed out except hubby who stayed home to start supper - one of my favorites, everything homemade: breaded baked chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, and light as air biscuits with honey! While he baked and cooked, the rest of us walked through the park but changed our walking path towards the fairground after we spotted some strange activity in the distance. That is when we saw three elephants and some camels. I remembered the one ring circus was in town this week. We weren't the only ones interested in seeing the set-up in progress, cars kept slowing down to take a peek. Since the set-up is open to the public, we were only 20 feet or so from the friendlier animals who were outside. We also saw tiny little horses and a few dogs, but the most interesting were those elephants. They ignored us but the camels were checking us out.
After a 35 minute walk and a 5 minute "check it out" we were home. I stretched and did a few push-ups. We ate that delicious supper and enjoyed some birthday cake and ice cream (lactose free for me thank you!) I ohhed and ahhed over my homemade cards and the thoughtful presents from my loved ones. They know me so well that I loved everything!!!
Then hubby and oldest son tried once again to track down the mysterious phone line problem, and using a cell phone tried to get past that annoying computer voice that seems to rule over every customer service department everywhere, and finally tracked down a human being who could send someone out tomorrow morning. Meanwhile I heard the fateful "mommy!" that usually means "help me!" and ended up spending 10 minutes plunging the toilet.
We spent quality family time together hanging out. Then it was the evening rituals of tooth brushing and prayers and all that. Now it is 10 pm and here I sit, enjoying the end of my interesting day.
All in all it was a good day, ignoring the problems, which is what I usually do EVERY DAY or I wouldn't be such a positive person. Two little minor problems, a whole day of little blessings!!!
Yep, I had a wonderful birthday and Mother's Day.
Thank you to all my friends and family!