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16 May 2009

mothers' day (catching up part one)

Mother' Day was just about perfect. I picked Sugar Cookie up at the train station in the morning. Everyone who knows her knows she one of those Vera Bradley crazies. She generously initiated me into the club with a very cute bag in my favorite color combination...blue and brown.

We went to my folks where The Cub was waiting with a morning treat for me... a tomato bagel toasted with garlic herb cream cheese plus a Sobe. The three of us headed to church where we met Little Missy. Little Missy had a bouquet of tulips....she knows they are one of my all time favorite flowers. (part of the day is about me me me....laughing...)

At church the Mothers got special chocolates. The message included a list of eleven ways Mothers overdue things and make themselves tired and their kids annoyed. I was only guilty of four of the items...although one of them the kids triple checked. whatEVER.

After church we met up with Little Missy's novio and went to the cemetery. As most of you know...I gave birth to the Sugar Cookie...but Little Missy and The Cub are gifts. They lost their Mama to cancer when they were little and we always make a point to remember and honor her on this day. My folks have a whole row of
Lily plants and we picked a bunch to put on Linda's headstone. They are Little Missy's favorite flower... she used it on her tattoo even...so she really likes to use them.

From there we went to O'Mei...a wonderful Chinese restaurant my Mama chose for brunch. There were seven of us...and we ordered eight dishes plus dumplings and rice. We ate it ALL.


I have some weird uncontrollable issue with camera flashes...we took about a dozen pictures....my eyes were closed in all of them.

We hung out with the folks for a while....and I decided to go back to The City with SugarCookie. Being a fellow Trekker she took her Mama to see Star Trek. OH WOW. It was wonderful. We loved it!! I know - I know not everyone does...but I'm even more of a JJ fan now than before. The movie gave this Picard fan a whole new appreciation for Kirk!

Live Long and Prosper.

13 comments:

The Teamster said...

sounds like the perfect "mother's day"......

Desert Songbird said...

Sounds like a very relaxing and "gratifying" Mothers' Day to me. Oh, and we're supposed to see Star Trek tonight; I doubt it will turn this Picard lover into a Kirk fan, but we'll see...

Travis said...

We saw Star Trek yesterday. We did enjoy it, and we gave JJ a pass on some of the character inconsistencies. Time travel has been used before in Trek plots, so we're ok with using it to re-set the characters for potentially more movies.

We liked this group of actors too. It helped for me that it was the original characters.

And it sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Mel said...

Tulips and only four items checked. Whoa....

(((( katherine ))))

And Chinese with the mom. *happy sigh*

It don't get no better than that, yaknow?

:-)
Lucky youse guys....

Spadoman said...

A wonderful account of what sounds like a wonderful day.

So, tell us the lis=t of 11 things, then tell us the 4 you are guilty of (put smile here------->_________)

Desert Songbird said...

Star Trek? Thumbs up!

Bond said...

What a great Mother's Day...

I had not realized that Little Missy and Cub were gifts...That is so very special that you visit their mamas grave each year.

Hope the ride is going well.

Desert Songbird said...

I just read Jeff's post. I'm sooooooooo envious that you all got to meet!

I, Like The View said...

glad you had such a good time on your Mother's Day

(-:

I saw the Star Trek movie the other day and it so took me back to watching the original series in the '70s - I loved the way that the original crew were all introduced! (and, unbelievably, The Teen saw it too and he thought it was a great film)

Paul said...

I hope that all days are special for you...

Starrlight said...

Hah! Your eyes are closed!

Kidlet is addicted to Vera. She calls her lime green and blue Vera bag her "precious."

It's a bit creepy.

Diesel said...

The message at your church was a self-help lesson for moms? What kind of church is this?

The CEO said...

I took Judy to Star Trek for her birthday last week. Great minds...
It sounds like you had a perfect Mother's Day, and I am so happy for you!
Monty