Monday, May 15, 2006

Mother's Day and Beyond

So this is what I was doing all weekend: ;-) This is of course, AJ. He's two, but he lies to everyone that asks and says he's "tree" or "free"! He's a heartbreaker! Especially at 3:30 am when he's calling, "Gwama, gwama"!


Bill's Birthday and Mother's Day was a success. Boy, was I exhausted last night! Definitely got my exercise in playing with the boy! Got the cutest handmade picture frame with both Briana and AJ in the picture - real cuties, and a coffee mug with my favorite picture of AJ on it! Great Mother's Day gifts!
We did barbecued chicken on the grill and had broiled asparagus (was going to put them on the grill -- but broiling was faster). They were fabulous. If you like asparagus, drizzle with a little olive oil, salt and pepper, and place on a medium hot grill, turning often -- takes anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes -- excellent!
Back to the ole grind today -- even spent a couple of hours vacuuming the ceiling and beams in the kitchen, clutter room and small bath on the main floor. (We live in a log home -- I just need to vacuum occasionally -- never wash and paint walls! vbg)
Still haven't done any quilting -- this is the longest break I've had from it since I started quilting about 15 years ago! But I did buy some fabric last Thursday -- some backgrounds and some dark blues for borders and blocks for a Kansas Troubles quilt pattern I want to make soon -- just a 40" square for the kitchen table. Maybe Thursday or Friday I can start cutting!

Gratitudes

1. Having all the kids except for Kim, who spent the day with her mom, out to the house yesterday.
2. The basket of flowers from Steve & Kim: lots of summer annuals. It's too big to hang in the hanger all ready on the porch, so it's sitting on the table on the front porch.
3. Hummingbirds at the feeders in the front and the back.
4. The bluebirds are back.
5. Finishing up the leftovers from yesterday -- easy dinner.

3 comments :

Finn said...

Sounds like the perfect day Joanne, and what a big boy AJ is getting to be..*VBS* he's growing fast. so happy you had them on your special day.

Barbara said...

Sounds like you had a great day! he looks like he can be really naughty...

Dawn said...

YOur mothers day sounded wonderful - and the asparaus sounded very yummy - I've just been steaming mine.