Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

I've been ill all weekend with this cold, and I spent most of it resting or in bed. But that's not necessarily a bad thing, right? It's what my body needs, and there were moments when I was what I call "deliciously sick" -- those times when even though you're not up to snuff, you have the luxury of being able to leave the rest of the world to deal with itself and you can drift off to the la-la land of sleep!
I got up out of bed Sunday for my Mother's Day dinner made by Adriana.
We had fajitas with refried beans and this lovely spicy chicken & pepper mixture. It was delicious. Then we ate dark, rich chocolate cake (purchased at M&M Meat Shops). And I opened gifts.

Adriana gave me this pretty glass, turtle pepper & salt shakers, necklace & bracelet from Mexico, and good quality chocolate!

Libby gave me more good quality chocolate and a plant. She's the girl who not only knows nothing about plants but is not the least bit interested in knowing about them. But she did really well. She bought me a Turtlehead plant, one that was on my list of "plants to buy".*
And even though the weather was cold and damp, I also spent some time staring longingly out the window at my garden. I purchased lots of bags of topsoil and mulch last week.*
I couldn't resist buying a few plants throughout the week; I just considered them part of my Mother's Day gift to me.
I have a foxglove, 4 new yellow day lilies and a bleeding heart (roadside buys)as well as 4 pansies, a dusty miller, 2 Maltese Crossand the sick little plants I saved: 2 Painted Daisies, a lamium and a Jacob's Ladder -- another plant on my list.
Alas, I must spend the week recouperating and patiently wait until next weekend.
I hope you had a great weekend!


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Sounds like you're on the mend - at least I hope so! I love all your plants.

Garden of Egan said...

You get well!!!!
Looks like the Mothers Day fairy was good to you. Good! You deserve it!
Beautiful flowers! It will be fun to see what they grow up to be in July.

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Terra said...

I see a lot of gardening work and fun in your near future. Your mothers day sound perfect.

Suburban Princess said...

Get well soon!

The M&Ms chocolate cake...are they the muffin sized ones? They are verrryyy yummy!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Glad you were able to rest. I have been trying to do that myself.
Enjoy all your Mothers Day gifts nothing better than lovely plants
Take care

Gail said...

You made out like a bandit. hope you feel better soon.

Eva Gallant said...

Lindt chocolate is the cure for everything!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I do hope you are feeling better! The weather is really chilly here and not good for planting as we've 2 nights with freeze warnings. Brrrchill!!! I'm am ready for warmth!
Take good care and get your rest! Gardening time will come and you'll soon be as good as new!

Marie said...

HOpe you're feeling better soon Sandy. Looks like you had a lovely MOther's Day anyways, despite not feeling well! You must have a green thumb! I wish I did! xxoo

Nezzy said...

Take care and feel better sweetie. Ya know I think fine quality chocolate is a cure-all!

God bless ya!

reasonably chubby said...

I love the 'deliciously sick'...hahaha! I hope you're feeling better and munching on chocolate. Your garden needs hurry up. :) And feel better, I mean.

ethelmaepotter! said...

Hope you're all better by now. At least your Mother's day sounds marvelous! My children took me out to Olive Garden - a rare treat, since Fred had to work - if he had been along, we would probably have had to go McDonalds!