Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Greatness (and Succinctly Yours)

It's Mother's Day and here I sit still in my pajamas-I have been given breakfast (I didn't eat the hash browns my husband had made from scratch because that little voice inside me told me not to-my daughter said I should listen to that voice...), I was given cards and gifts, and now my husband and kids (more my husband although the kids are "there") are cleaning their rooms. Things are going out of this house in garbage bags-ah...

I have to laugh at one of my daughter's gifts. She made me coupons, complete with "rules" governing their use, and five of the ten I can use as many times as I want. (Woo hoo!) I looked over the list and there are things like hugs(that's a repeater, although I had to stipulate that this meant hugs when I want them-my son has been throwing himself at me since I chose this!), sending the kids outside (definite repeater coupon), silent time, computer time, being able to pick the movie title, dinner out, etc. I must say that I love how this girl thinks!

Gifts, cleaning without begging, and the thought that I had something to do with these two wonderful people... What could be better? Maybe a beach vacation and temperatures in the eighties, but I'm not complaining. What did all of you do for Mother's Day?

Now it's time for Succinctly Yours, another writing meme that piggy backs on the idea of Susan of the Stony River Blog. Grandma Goulash posts a picture each Monday and you are to write a 140 character or word story about it. You can also use the word of the day in your post if you wish. This week's word is aquatic. Here's this week's picture and my story:

When I was little I watched cows grazing in that field. Now the field is home to piles of limestone, and bulldozers are doing the grazing.(138 characters)

Just a little depressing for such a nice day I know, but this picture hits close to home. Can't wait to head over to your blogs too!


  1. I agree that it's a little disheartening to see the wide open spaces disappearing all the time.

    You are clearly very well loved by your family. Enjoy those repeat hugs. :)

    Happy Mother's Day!

  2. I like the line: . . . bulldozers are doing the grazing.

    I guess it is a little depressing. ;)

  3. I just woke up from a little nap : )The coupons are a wonderful gift! I also wish some things were going out in garbage bags here.

    I really like the story. The 'grazing' idea is brilliant. I don't live near a cow field but the place I do live has been grazed bare of most of my childhood memories.

  4. Hm. Elsies are actually "bakers," if you know what I mean. Are you sure it's really limestone that the dozers are digging up, and not "pies" made by cows? LOL!

    Great take, great fun!

  5. An excellent micro. Progress is not always good.

  6. Sometimes "progress" seems to take us backward, doesn't it?! But I'm sure the cows have found greener pastures by now. I enjoyed this, Susan! And happy Mother's Day (late) to you, too...It sounds like you had a good one.

  7. Creative take on this. I love the comparison of the dozers to the cows grazers. We've seen so much of that here...there is an apartment complex that used to be a horse farm. Breaks my heart.

    I couldn't figure out why your blog wasn't popping up when you post new stuff, and it looks as if I'm not following you. Horrors! How did that happen? I'm certain I followed long ago. Not sure what happened, but it should be fixed now. :)

  8. That's funny, my daughter gave me coupons with rules too. I asked her if I needed to hire a lawyer to review the fine print.

    Sounds like you had a great day.

  9. Sad, nostalgic and so true in many places today.

    Sounds as if you had a lovely Mother's Day.

    My Succinct: Mama

  10. Grazing bulldozers are definitely an eyes sore.
    Good one, Susan :-)

  11. Very clever interpretation and comparison of grazing.


  12. I love the bulldozers doing the grazing. Depressing? No, how could anything be depressing after your Mother's Day story? Had to laugh at "how this girl thinks" — maybe she got it from you!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  13. Hi Susan ~~ Yes, we'd like to think happy for Mother's Day. But as they say, stuff happens.

    I liked your story, so often it is true. My open playing place is still there but all the buildings except for a couple of barns have been torn down.

  14. That is sad! It's all supposed to be in the name of progress:-/

  15. your mother's day sounded really nice! I woke up to coffee, newspapers, and gossip magazines. Gotta love it : )

  16. I can so identify with this! In my corner of the world, construction rules...every ounce of soil is dug up in the ongoing quest for bigger and better!!

    Glad you had a nice Mothers Day...I used the wrong photo for today's Succinctly Yours, but you might enjoy my 'Mothers and Madness' post just under it. Have a wonderful week...:)

  17. Sometimes progress comes at a bitter price....Nice take and your post shows that your family loves you.

  18. Your daughter is a clever one too!

    Great Succinctly Yours :) I like how you worked out the analogy with grazing. Very interesting take.


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