Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Eve



After a relaxing Friday evening, Saturday morning I shopped for groceries. The mall was full of preparations for afternoon Mother's Day celebrations (including a 2nd hand jewellery sale which will be featured in a post later this week).

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But I also treated myself to a pretty potted violet-colored Campanula and something to read while I recline on the sofa Sunday afternoon in anticipation of my Mother's Day dinner and pressies! (A woman needs her dreams!) Gotta catch up on Wills and Kate!
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Shopping done: and by 12:45, I had finger sandwiches prepared and was out the door for the annual Mother's Day Tea at my church. This year was extra special; we have a new Hostess who did the most spectacular job, not only in decorating and presentation of the food but in the guest speakers.
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We had a display from "The Garden of Readin", our local Christian bookstore. We had a wonderful talk from 2 reps of "Works for Widows", a non-profit organization that helps widows from Sri Lanka earn money, as well as a presentation of their beautiful jewellery. (Alas, I had already spent my quota that morning!) And then we also had a rep from the "Sleep Clinic" who spoke on sleep apnea. (If anyone out there snores badly and/or wakes from sleep still feeling exhausted, the rep recommends being tested for sleep apnea. She says that her life has drastically changed for the better after being diagnosed and using the mask at night.)
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Then came the food! Tea, coffee and a punch fountain. Several delicious varieties of finger sandwiches (does anyone else out there find that egg salad tastes so much better at a Tea and Sale than it does at home?), mini quiche, devilled eggs, fruit and veggie plate. And then dessert: yummy lemon tarts, cupcakes filled with cherry compot, chocolate dipped strawberries and shortbreads. It was not only delicious and filling, but so lovely to sit and be catered to.
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I spent my evening with a little mending, a glass of red wine and "Slumdog Millionare".
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I am relaxed and content!
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On being a mother? Miraculous! Joyous! Self-sacrificing. Heart-breaking at times. Exausting is an understatement. Wouldn't give it up for the world! And isn't it nice to be pampered and appreciated sometimes.
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A very Happy Mother's Day to all my bloggie friends.
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7 comments:

Sil Campschroer said...

Wish you a very loving Mothersday too. Enjoy it. Greetings with heart&soul from Sil.

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

I hope your Mothers Day is a wonderful one for you!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Happy Mother's Day to you. It is so fun to go to a tea that has been so well prepared.

Fondly,
Glenda

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Happy Mother's Day to you. {Hugs}

Facing50Blog.com said...

And a wonderful Mother's Day to you too. Slumdog Millionaire - great film!

theelfqueen said...

Sounds like a great mother's day event! Happy Mother's Day!

Nezzy said...

Sounds like the tea was a joy to attend!

Ya just gotta love a gal who know how to treat herself well and enjoy livin'!

What a great "Mums" day you had! :o)