You only go around once in life. So grab all the gusto you can. Oh. Wait. Val is not encouraging you to drink Schlitz beer. What she MEANT to say was, grab all the Mother's Day swag that you can!
Here's my take.
Two 5 x 7 spiral notebooks
A leather-bound journal
A two-pack of Paper Mate Profile Retractable Pens
(With the super-soft comfort grip, extra-smooth writing system, and easy-glide feel!)
A card from The Pony
A card from Hick
Okay. Everything except that one card was from The Pony. He knows just what I like. Hick, however, had volunteered to barbecue our supper so I didn't have to cook. All I had to do was cut up some baby carrots, some onions, wrap some corn-on-the-cob in foil, make The Pony a salad, and make my own BBQ slaw. Hick handled the T-Bone, the pork steaks, and the boneless skinless chicken breasts, which were mainly for my lunches all week.
Let the record show that the final product was delicious.
By 9:00 a.m., I had received calls and texts from Genius, HOS (Hick's oldest son), and The Veteran (Hick's second-oldest son) wishing me a happy Mother's Day. HOS also came out to the homestead to give me a plant.
Genius had planned to surprise me, but had a deadline with the solar car. They're taking it on the road this summer, competing against other colleges. He's still working full time until June 1st. So he's planning to drop in this Sunday for The Pony's graduation. And to see Puppy Jack, who I believe he called hideous in an early picture. We'll see what Puppy Jack has to say about that.
This Mother's Day certainly beat the pants off The $3.00 Change Purse and Two Boxes of Sno-Caps Mother's Day.