Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Unwrapped

If you're expecting a Great Mother's Day Adventure, you won't find one here. Yesterday wasn't that much different than any given Sunday.  That's because around here, every Sunday is Mother's Day. As I explained in THIS post, The Duchess reigns supreme over the family table on a weekly basis.  

Plus, the graduating seniors aren't home yet.
Plus, the newlywed niece had a wedding out of town.

Since geography is the only way to keep the Duchess away from an oven, we gathered at The Sister's farm instead.  She had a beautiful table set with her Italian Countyside dishes and a bouquet of roses from her equally  beautiful gardens.

Would you like to see some pictures?
Yeah. So would I.

Unfortunately my borrowed camera decided at that moment to take a Sunday snooze and recharge his batteries.  I would have used the Sister's camera, but that would have required her to email pictures. Simple task for you, maybe, but the woman with the degree in Management Information Systems has yet to get the hang of emailing pictures.

Or so she says.

Apparently, she got all of her computer savvy way back in the last century, which makes her a floppy disc in a laptop world. In the years since she stepped away from the business world, she has basked in the glory of willful ignorance. You know how old people can be...

Have I mentioned lately that she's 50...
and I'm not?

And so, I find myself picture poor this morning.

Not to worry,though, that status is about to change. When I opened my Mother's Day gift, I found a little gift receipt. Apparently, my two conspirators, with a lot of help from Super Dad, had been unable to find the gift that they wanted in the stores.  They did find it online, though, and they ordered it.

It will be here this week.
Want to guess what I'm getting?
I'll give you two hints.
It's shiny...
and it's red. 
So... what did you get for Mother's Day?


Denise said...

Seven months, fifteen days (but who's counting) until we can finally put this age thing to rest. (A lot sooner for Sir Lotsa Hair). I know you're excited about the new camera. The rest of us out here can't bear the thought of you not getting all of your fabulous shots!! BTW, I do like to plead ignorance on technology. I'm sure I could learn, but it's so much easier to lean on others.

My girls gave me a gift certificate to the day spa. I'm quite excited since I'd never get that for myself.

Thanks for the kind words about my Mother's Day table. I hope the Duchess liked it, too.

Joan said...

Aaahhh, a shiney new red Kodak... Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's day.

Barbara F. said...

Congratulations on your new "toy", I am sure you will put it to very good use! I love Mikasa Italian countryside, I don't own it but it is on my wish list. (Now if I can only make my wish come true!). :-) xo,

Nezzy said...

Woohoo, ya just gotta love shinny and red!!! I bet it take wonderful pictures too!!!

Does life get any better that this, sounds like ya had the perfect Mother's day!

God bless and have a beautiful week! :o)

Barbara F. said...

P.S. Are you a Christmas baby?!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I'm guessing a red sports car!! We'll see


Dayle said...


Ms.Daisy said...

So glad you enjoyed your Mother's Day and are getting a new shiney! I got beautiful cards, an iTunes card and $$ to spend as I please - Yea!


Anonymous said...

Yes, Barbara F, Debbie was born a little before midnight on Christmas Eve. Ten days late. She came out face first and screaming. Hasn't shut uo since. lol. the Duchess.

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Sounds like a lovely day with most of the fam and the coeds did so well. Give them hugs from your # 1 fan who misses you pix!

laura :) said...

Okay first let me say that I have some trepidations about getting you a new camera. This just means more "candid" posing for me. (But I guess that's okay now that I have "the pose" mastered.)
Also, I am still trying to recover from the fact that my grandmother used the term lol. It will be a LONG time before I don't find it hilarious.

Happy Mother's Day!! :)

no spring chicken said...

Sounds like a wonderful time. Better yet, it's par for the course. Everyday is Mother's Day for the Duchess. I like that. Might even try to see if that could fly around here!

Blessings, Debbie

saltbox treasures said...

Hope you Mother's Day was wonderful!
Have a great week!
~ Julie

At The Picket Fence said...

Woo hoo! That sounds like a great Mother's Day! And I absolutely love reading your sister's comments about your posts...kinda reminds me of Heather and myself! Glad you had such a special time. :-)

FrouFrouBritches said...

YAY! A new shiny red Kodak??? WOO HOO! Way to go Miss Practical and Miss Whimsy!! When is Miss Practical coming home? She almost done?

Glad y'all had a good day and The Duchess had the day off from hosting. Can't wait to see the new camera!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! I know you are going to be enjoying that red, shiny new camera!! And, we will too! blessings ~ tanna

Custom Comforts said...

The only thing I can think of shiny and red is a new car. Am I right?

Amy Kinser said...

So glad you are getting your shiny red camera or was it a shiny red convertible?

I got a great white, wood and weathered (what my kids say that I love www) rocking chair from a local antique shop. They did great!!! They know what mama loves.

Happy week to you.

Ann said...

Oh how I live vicariously through you Debbie, having lost both sisters and my mom WAY too young. However, my kidlings do help fill the void, especially now that the two girls are "adults."
I am quite happy that you will be getting a new camera. I would have loved to have seen your table from yesterday!
As for my mother's day? We walked through one of the most beautiful parks (as listed through some company that grades amusement parks on their beauty), and I got earrings .... I suppose to help fill the holes in my ears! LOL!

Marydon said...

Someone is going to be enjoying taking ictures.

Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day ~

5 Day GIVEAWAY, pop over.

Sonja said...

I love both your chatter, and your beautiful pictures!! YAY for the new red camera!!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Yay Debbie, a new shiny red camera!! It sounds like you had a great Mother's Day. So did I! I so enjoyed your Felix and Oscar post and boy I can relate to that whole dorm cleaning thing, as well as the many trips back and forth to the car. It's worth it to have them home for a bit though.



Chatty Crone said...

I know you will be so happy and excited to get that camera! What a great mother's day. I had a good one too and will blog about it this week.

I can't wait to see some pictures!


Gaby said...

My sweet husband cooked me a gigantic steak (my weakness). The real gift? After I devoured the WHOLE thing, he would not tell me just HOW many grams of beef I just ate. Bless him...

"Ima" said...

I'm guessing a camera. Sounds like you had a lovely day-even though there are no pictures. I know that feeling though. My oldest daughter sang and played her keyboard for her public school last year-she sang "In Christ Alone." I was such a proud mommy-except our camera was broken so I have no video of it.

Leslie said...

I'm mad at your sister for being a floppy.
I wanted pictures. ;)
SO HAPPY for your new shiny red thang!!
Happy Belated Mother's Day, sweet friend!
You are a blessing to me, as always....
HUGS and love,

Crickit said...

Yay! A new camera for Mother's Day! I bet you will be excited to break it in. I had the BEST Mother's Day! God is Good! Glad you enjoyed yours also!

Dianne said...

Hi Debbie,
Sounds like you had a good MD even though your girls weren't there. Can't wait to see the beautiful pics you will take with your new camera.

Thanks for your loyalty during this most busy time of my life.

I went back and read several of your posts--I love the Polish Tupperware!

Would love to have Sunday dinner with you, the Duchess and extended family.


Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Well Happy Mother's Day...and then I started laughing. Well my husband is 57 and he beat me by years to the prize of reading glasses...I harassed and harassed...well when I got there guess what? yes I paid for all the harassing. I think my eyesight is now worse than his.

So glad you had such a special day and so did the Duchess. What a true blessing to have everyone near to celebrate with...we did that two years ago and it was very precious.

Lynn Richards said...

Yahooooo! Let the fun begin!!!!!!!
p.s. I got a sick child and a husband at work for mother's day, but I've recuperated quite nicely.

Sharon said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day - and that's a good thing, because you're a wonderful mother!!

Ooooo...can't wait for the new shiny camera!!

What I got for Mother's Day?? A beautiful bouquet of flowers from my sons' beagle Marty (thanks to adorable husband). And my sons gave me a lovely card - and the words they personally wrote?? PRICELESS!

Yesterday, we all went out to dinner to celebrate - and I was a very happy camper!

Can't wait to see the new pictures!


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Debbie, What a perfect Mother's Day gift, and your previous shiny red camera lasted just long enough for your family to have a great reason to get you another one. Your sister's table sounds so pretty, and I DO wish you had received the camera that day, so we could have seen photos. if she weren't soooo old, you could ask her to recreate the table after you get your new camera. laurie

Jennie said...

A working camera is essential to the art/obsession/hobby of blogging. Your girls "get" that. Clearly. ;)

Hope your day was fantastic - I have no doubts that it was!

Shug said...

Isn't it great how our kids just know what it is that we want? Congrats on your new gift...
My day was fantastic...I hinted of three gifts and got them all three...What could beat that/
It's really not bad to be in that fifty group...I actually love it! Hope you have a wonderful day..

Alycia Nichols said...

OK...I wanna guess what it is. It's red and shiny, right? Is it a Kitchen-Aid mixer/food processor? That's the way my crazy mind works. I want a red one! :-) Sorry your camera went wacko on you. I HATE it when that happens!!! Have a good weekend!!!

Carol said...

What your sister said.
Can't wait til you get your camera. Sounds like a good Mother's Day!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Ooouuu! Congrats! I hope it has arrived by now and you are enjoying your shiny new red Mothers Day gift. Hehe! :)


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