Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day: A pictorial! Or some crap!

This morning, I opened my eyes and thought, "It's Mother's Day".

My son then came in the room and told me the dog had ralphed on the carpet.

Fortunately, after that? The day got much better.

Not only did I get to have lunch at my favorite Mexican restaurant which I get to visit like, twice a year because my husband hates Mexican?

I also got to go to my favorite bookstore and gorge myself on BOOKS.

The children got three books each. The three of us got "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" to share.

And I got these:

Laurie Notaro! Erma Bombeck! MRS. MIKE which I have been looking for forever and finally found. Okay, and I got Monica's Story (Monica Lewinsky...I know) and Perfect Murder, Perfect Town. But I'm allowed a little trash, yes? I cleaned up dog vomit on Mother's Day. That's worth at least two discount paperbacks in my world. At least!

Then we went to a little Mom and Pop nursery close to our house, and check these babies out:

I don't know what this one is, but it's purple and pretty. I'm really shallow when it comes to my flowers.

The spider plants are a given. We always have them.

Then there's this one:

I was calling this a "Wandering Jew". My husband insists that it is a "Creeping Jude". He further insisted that I was probably being inflammatory. Personally, I hope we are both wrong and it's a totally different plant altogether so this drama can end.

With liberal use of construction paper, Girl Child made me several particularly nice gifts this year, but this one, which was actually hidden on the very back of the main card? Took the proverbial cake.

It says:

P.S. You rock!

P.S.S. You kick butt.

And then, very, very small so her teacher could not see.

P.S.S.S. You kick butt for the Lord.

She's totally my girl. Kick ass all the time, but appropriate when the situation warrants.

Happy Mother's Day y'all!


EE said...

Don't tell anyone, but I also read that Monica book;)

BS said...

Happy Mother's Day cuz ... you kick butt !! The flowers are lovely (i call that one a Wandering Jew also)

Krissie said...

You go kick butt for the Lord. There needs to be more of us!

I LOVE Mrs. Mike. It's one of my mom's favorites. I found it for her a few Mother's Days ago, and I actually read it before I gave it to her. She has good taste.

Glad you had a great day!

I am Trish Marie said...

Perfect Murder, Perfect Town is some good readin'!

And your kids are hysterical! I love the "You kick butt for the Lord" written small so the teacher wouldn't see!

J said...

Happy Mothers Day!

A few comments here.
1. I was going to go get books today, too! I just got busy. I will go tomorrow!

2. I am so very happy you had a good day.

3. I saw the pics of your plants and your porch and got a little choked up. It might be the hormones here (oh let's face it, it IS the hormones but who cares) but I just saw your porch and imagined your happy family having that pretty porch with pretty flowers and though that one day? I would love to have all of that. (but, you know, with my own family. I'm not planning on stealing other people's.)

4. You do, in fact, kick butt.

Jenski said...

I like spider plants inside too. Happy Mother's Day!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Happy mothers day to you too!

Anonymous said...

I wish we all could get such a card! You are one lucky gal!

frannie said...

it's a wondering jew in my world.

and girl child is a rock star in my world!!!!

Happy Mother's Day, my love!!!

Angie said...

I know what bookstore is your favorite . . .I recognize the stickers! LOL

Happy Mother's Day -- to a mom who certainly DOES kick butt for the Lord. . . from one who hopes she does the same.

(Literally and figuratively)

SJ said...

Happy Mother's Day! Sounds like you had a wonderful day...and I know that one plant to be a wandering jew.

Your family ROCKS!

Breigh said...

You're lucky you have kids to warn you about the puke on the floor. I tend to not know about it until I walk in it. Not pleasant.

Happy Belated Mother's Day!

Jocelyn said...

P.P.S.S.S.S.S. I'm so glad you kick butt for the Lord, but I'm even gladder that MRS. MIKE was re-released a few years ago 'cause when it was out of print, I had a hard time getting a copy so I could sob wildly when her kids died.

Oh, um, you *have* read it before?

H. said...

That's like in Talledega Nights - "Daddy, you made that prayer your bitch!"

Kelly M said...

That card says it all!! Happy Mother's day!! Glad you had a good day!

Tiger Lamb Girl said...

I love the purple-flowered-hanging basket.

And I think you're right -- it's a wandering jew. At least that's what I've heard that plant called.

Glad you had a lovely Mother's Day!!

GC's card cracked me UP. Gotta love that child, lol. That card totally made up for the dog-ralph on the carpet, huh;).

Anonymous said...

LOVE the plants. And the porch? Makes me all happy thinking of sitting out there at night with the family.

(Of course, *I* would be out there talking smack about the moron neighbors, but that's just me)

Girl Child's card? Cracked me up. She is SO your kid!!

CPA Mom said...

Mrs. Mike?! What is that about?? You know I must read that.

I love your girl.

Kick butt for the Lord..*Snort*

Snappy said...

You are AWESOME! And the first hanging basket is Lobelia. Just gorgeous DAHLING!

Bethany said...

You and Girl Child BOTH kick butt!

uhh, can I borrow the Monica book when you're done?

Rachel said...

She's right, you do kick butt!!

It's called a wandering jew in M-town!

Also, you can take a could of pieces off and put them in water and they root very easily, but they will tend to grow pretty big and kind of take over if you don't trim them back!

Amanda said...

You kick butt for the Lord

That is so hilarious!

Anonymous said...

I love that she said you kick butt for the Lord. That sounds like something my oldest would say. Glad you had a nice day, even if it did involve cleaning up