Friday, May 8, 2009


Good Morning Company Girls!

Today is my day off! Actually, every Friday is suppose to be my day off because Megan usually goes over to the elementary school for her required day (so she stays on the register) and I can actually have a day, for me, to do just whatever I want. doesn't always work out that way. I know that there are probably a lot of moms out there in blogland that would say...'must be nice, I never get a day off'....believe me, I've been there, done that..with over 25 children in the last 35 years. I've found that at my age, 58, being with a special needs child every day, all day long, can be extremely exhausting and I have to admit I always don't have the patience that I should have. During the week, quite often I feel like the kid in the candy store.....I keep thinking about all the things I can do on Friday and keep going back and forth ....I don't want to waste the day....I've learned that I must plan something, anything or I end up frittering the day away and then I am disappointed that I wasted such a special day. I will be glad when I don't feel that I must choose...choose rather to stay at home and enjoy the stillness of the house and puttering away at whatever I felt like or feeling desperate to get out of the house, going places, shopping without my usual shadow, having adult conversation (because when Megan is home...than I'm home with her or if we go out,) she's there...listening to everything....makes adult conversation a little difficult. Then when we get home she bombards me with constant questions about what she's overheard.

So today, I've made tentative plans with my sister,...we've both been so busy all week that we've not confirmed...we talked about going to Port Dover, because there's suppose to be a textile store there that has coloured backing for quilts and I'd like to have a coloured piece for my next quilt. Usually I just use cream or white, so a colour would be nice for a change.

I would like to add my best wishes for all the mothers....Happy Mother's Day! I hope the day is everything that you desire....I hope that your children take this day to recognize all that you do for them all the other days of the year!


Diane said...

A road trip to a quilting shop is the perfect way to spend a free day, but I may be biased. A patterned backing covers a multitude of machine-quilting sins, or at least MY machine-quilting sins.

However you spend it, have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your day! I love spending time with my sisters (and brother too), but it definitely gets harder now that we have our own families and schedules. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the beautiful sunshine on your day off, you certainly deserve it!

And also, your granddaughter Verity is so very adorable!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Enjoy a lovely day off!



mholgate said...

As usual, it's a pleasure having coffee with you! I hope you enjoy your day off! :)

Thanks for the Mother's Day wishes. May you have a blessed Mother's Day also!


One More Equals Four said...

YOu have DEFINITLY earned your right to enjoy a lovely day off--enjoy it!

I know the value of adult conversation and would LOVE to spend a day with one of my sisters!

Have a great weekend and a wonderful Mother's Day!

Crazy Lady Cheryl said...

Did you and your sister have fun? My sisters are both in different states, so we never get to "play" like that. Your grandchildren are absolutely precious! How wonderful that you get to spend so much time with them...and enjoy pinwheels. :) Have a wonderful Mother's Day!