Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day


My Mother's Day began on Saturday, when my beautiful mother-in-law gave me this potted petite orchid, and thanked me for being a good mother to her grandchildren. I thanked her for being an excellent role model.


On Sunday morning, my three Bears gave me a ceramic teapot. I've wanted one for a long time. Isn't it so "me"? It looks perfect in my strawberry kitchen. I can't wait to crochet a cozy for it; I have the perfect idea!


The Bear baked banana-nut muffins for breakfast (it was very sunny in the kitchen).



I spent a very happy half-hour in the backyard, planting some geraniums that I bought on Saturday.




I took the duvet cover off to wash it, hung the duvet on the clothesline to air and put the cover back on again. I love to change the bed. It's a happy ritual and I'm glad to do it, even on Mother's Day.


I watched the Bear bake ciabatta bread (he's still working his way through Peter Rinehart's The Bread Baker's Apprentice, and baking better bread all the time). We took one loaf to his mother later in the day.



We ate hot dogs for lunch on the patio. The Bear grilled my hot dogs nice and dark, just the way I like them!



Then I wandered around and admired my flowers for a while. I love flowers, especially when they are my very own.


I went inside and started a new crochet project. I've been wanting to try a pointy ripple design, and this one from Meet Me at Mike's is really easy to do. I think this will become a small throw for the living room.


Then my Bears surprised me; they wanted to take me out for ice cream! We went to Baskin-Robbins. I had strawberry cheesecake, my favorite since I was a kid. Back at home, I made turkey meatloaf for dinner, the Bear and I watched Call the Midwife and I crocheted. I had a lovely Mother's Day full of things I love. I hope you did too!

35 comments:

  1. That sounds like a perfect day Jennifer, I'm so glad you had such a lovely time. Those rich red roses are beautiful, and so prolific, you definitely have green fingers. I love to see what you grow up in the high desert, it's interesting to see things I recognise and things that I don't. It always seems very green in your garden, it's lovely. Starting a new project is always a nice thing to do, I'm glad there was one for you to begin on Mother's Day. You will remember when you started it I think. I hope you enjoy the rest of the week Jennifer. CJ xx

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  2. Sounds like a lovely day. Your flowers are gorgeous, and that bread looks amazing! New projects are always so exciting. Have a great week!

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  3. What a wonderful Mother's Day. I love your snazzy teapot and the Bear's ciabatta looks yummy. I've been planting geraniums this week too, although the weather forecast this evening mentioned the possibility of frost - oh well. Enjoy the new crochet project. xx

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  4. I'm so glad you had such a sweet, restful day. Your garden is looking really beautiful. X

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  5. Belated Happy Mother's Day! I'm glad you had a lovely day. Your flowers are looking great and I like your new teapot. Have fun making the perfect cozy for it. I love Call The Midwife too, I've seen all the episodes! X

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  6. It looks like such a nice day! I love the tea pot! Your other pictures are so nice too.
    Glad your family treated you so well.

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  7. Sounds like you had a wonderful day! I love your new orchid and red teapot. It really is "so you"! Your garden is looking really beautiful, and so full of color. I also love your duvet cover... the floral print is so pretty.

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    1. Just curious... what are the tall, dark pink flowers in front of the roses? They are beautiful!

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  8. You certainly had a lovely Mother's Day! I *love* your teapot. I have a petite orchard too, though mine is pink and yellow. All of the original blooms have fallen off except for one - and it hasn't rebloomed yet. I'm getting a little bit worried.

    You'd better hide that hotdog from me - or anyone else in Chicagoland...you committed a mortal sin with the ketchup! ;-) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago-style_hot_dog

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  9. It sounds like you had a wonderful Mothers Day. Really liked seeing all of your pictures. Glad I stopped by. :0)

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  10. I'd say that was a lovely day indeed! The bread and muffin baking is just so excellent in every way! And the simple rituals of changing the bed are something that I relate to as it brings me joy as well! And how can you beat cooking out and looking at flowers! Great combination there friend! So glad you had a wonderful day with your family....such a pretty teapot!! Here is to a great week! Nicole xoxo

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  11. Aww you had a great Mothers Day! So simple and sweet with all the things that you love. Me on the other hand just love LOVE love your teapot and I cant wait to see what idea you have for a cozy.

    Have a great week Jennifer!
    Birgitta xx

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  12. Such a wonderful Mothers Day filled with love and wonderful memories to treasure. The bread looked delicious I am afraid I have got quite lazy with the breadmaking and use a machine these days. Love the teapot, I am thinking strawberry tea cosy...

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  13. So glad your mother in law honoured your mothering, it must be such a relief for mothers in law when their son or daughters partner is a good mother/father, and absolute torture when they are not! Your mothers' day looks so peaceful and full of good wholesome things. Your tea pot is really fun! Look forward to seeing the cosy you are going to make for it X

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  14. Sounds like the perfect Mothers day, your garden is looking delightful. That is just the sweetest thing what your mother in law said about you x

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  15. that sounds like a really perfect mother's day. love your teapot. I hope it becomes a happy addition to your tea drinking ritual x

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  16. What a wonderful Mother's Day, it sounds perfect from start to finish. I do envy people who get on with their mother in law, I've always had such a brilliant relationship with my own mum that I was looking forward to gaining a mother in law when I got married but it wasn't to be, she hasn't spoken to us for eleven years now and the relationship prior to that was never good. I do love your spotty teapot and look forward to seeing the tea cosy you make for it. I agree about fresh bed linen, it's one of life's simple pleasures to get in to a bed which is all clean and cosy.

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  17. So happy that you had such a delightful Mother's Day, Jennifer. I love your teapot and gorgeous flowers, and your new crochet looks so pretty. Your hb's bread looks delicious! It sounds like the perfect day with your sweet family.
    Wishing you a happy week ahead.
    Helen xox

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  18. that sounds picture perfect.. mine was more suited for a sitcom where just about everything that could go wrong went wrong.

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  19. It sounds like the perfect Mother's Day, Jennifer! You have such a lovely family. And what a nice thing for your mother-in-law to do. It's always so nice to be appreciated.

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  20. What a lovely way to spend mothers day. :) x

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  21. Your day sounds perfect. How lovely of your mother-in-law to thank you for being a good Mom. That was sweet. I also potted geraniums this weekend at the lake. Mother's Day weekend is the traditional time to plant here in the NW. I put in some green beans at home too. Your Hubby looks like a most excellent baker. He can stop in at my house anytime! :-) I hope you have a wonderful day Jennifer.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  22. I love your MD.. similar to mine in that we just had a nice calm day. I love your teapot and orchid!! You are loved. My daughter sent me 3 cans of Cafe du Monde coffee with chicory. Fun! We're off soon to visit a blogger not far away that has offered to dig me some of her iris bulbs! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  23. Looks like a beautiful day, and that bread looks amazing!

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  24. What a special day you had, Jennifer. The orchid is so sweet and pretty, and I love your red spot teapot too. It is perfect for you. The Bear has a great talent for bread-making - it looks amazing. I am enjoying being on the same continent as you, surrounded by the emerging flowers of spring. It is like a wonderland!

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  25. A beautiful Mother's Day enjoying lovely things.
    Anne xx

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  26. I can't imagine a better day....good food, flowers, family, and friends......and ICE CREAM! :) What dreams are made of.

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  27. It sounds like a perfect day, filled with love and a lot of family time. That teapot is sooooo you! Love it.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  28. Your garden... sigh... it looks sooooo pretty, so much flowers ! I'm jealous !! (too many wild rabbits here to plant flowers... and since I also love rabbits, I don't want to chase them away just to plant flowers...)
    I look forward to see what idea you have for that tea pot cosy... I have a feeling it will have something to do with strawberries ;-)
    xxx

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  29. Sounds like a perfect day, the flowers in your garden are stunning and I love that teapot too.
    Clare x

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  30. All very lovely Jennifer and happy mothers day to you and all out there, even those with pets instead ♥

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  31. Happy belated Mother's Day! That ciabbatta looks a-mazing! x

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  32. I enjoyed your Mother's Day, account Jennifer, and am so glad you had a happy day. I had a happy day too and planted some flowers as well as receiving a bouquet of flowers and cards and texts and gifts from my adult kids. I am so grateful :) xx

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