Grocery Shopping Day. I do not want to hear from ANYONE that there’s nothing to eat. You hear me?
This is what my husband did when I was in Washington DC. Planted an organic vegetable garden. I have always loved the thought of a garden. But for the last few years, it’s been on my To Don’t List (#14), because I was afraid it would be more like, “Look, Honey! I planted YOU a garden for YOU to maintain!” But Jon’s been great! He built it, planted everything, and has been watering it every day. I haven’t had to do a thing. Except neither of us has a clue as to when the vegetables are ready to harvest.
Like the broccoli.
And all those lettuce leaves. How do I know?
Here are the herbs that still need to be transferred to some pots by my door. I’m excited to have the herbs.
Oh look! It’s a bin of old sand toys right next to the new herbs! I forgot all about these until now. We haven’t had a sandbox in probably two years. And the lid to the bin cracked centuries ago. So, what you can’t see at the bottom of that bin is about three inches of sludge.
I have been entirely too neglectful of the maintenance and beautification of the outside of my house this spring.
Oh wait…I did find some GORGEOUS hydrangeas at Costco a few weeks ago. Only $19.99! Those beautify the front step of my house.
Tulips to beautify my kitchen.
For me, from me.
That makes it sound like my husband doesn’t buy me flowers. He does. He’s really good about that. In fact, he’s really good at buying gifts, period. Remember when I dropped the hint in this post about the MacBook Air?
Guess what I got for Mother’s Day….
What you see pictured there is the brand new computer– with a case and everything– sitting on the counter, unopened.
Because I’m scared of it.
I have a history with technological-ish things whereby I sit and try to work them by myself and end up losing about a week of my life.
If someone who is not afraid of technology would please come to my house and open this box and plug it in—and then show me how to get all my stuff from my Dell over to my Mac, well, that would be just swell of you.
Here is one of the things Elliana gave me for Mother’s Day. It’s her old shoe turned into a flower pot. Makes me want to cry.
And here is one of the hundred or so notes she has given me to tell me that she loves me.
Elijah wrote out ten reasons why I’m the best mom ever. In a world where I feel like I completely suck most days, this is good to read.
Speaking of feeling like I suck…I walked into my teenager’s room the other day and nearly came out of my skin from the mess. Instead of telling her (again) to clean her room, I decided to do the opposite. I put these right in the middle of the mess and shut the door behind me.
(Remember when George Costanza decided to do the opposite of every natural impulse and he ended up with a girlfriend and a job with the NY Yankees? Yeah, I’m gonna try that with parenting my teen and see how it turns out.)
Jon took Elliana to her first Father-Daughter dance at school. She wore her flowergirl dress from a wedding in January. She looked so adorable…
As cute as she looked, I was so excited to find out they took formal pictures for purchase at the event. Imagine, then, my sheer delight when I opened them up and found these:
Yep. We paid for those. We have wallets and 5×7’s.