I hope each and everyone of you is having a brilliant day. Everyone has a different idea of how to celebrate this day. For me, the idea of trying to make me go out to a restaurant would have me kicking and screaming, and clinging to the door jam refusing to go. Maybe it was all those years working in restaurants a lifetime ago, but Mother's Day and going out causes shivers to go down my spine.
There are two things I ask for on this day. Home made cards. I scored big time this year because apparently Helen was teaching the rest of the class three different styles of cards to make. And I got one of each.
Emily made me a butterfly card, with moustached hearts.
Home made cards make me happy. As does breakfast in bed. And I have to say that himself can make perfect poached eggs, to go in my divine Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. I cannot stress how good this was!
That's it. That is all it takes to make me extremely satisfied with my Mother's Day. Easily pleased at times, I am. The fact that I got chocolates is just a bonus.
Now, on the other hand, the fact that Emily gave me this brings me to only one conclusion.
No, none of those conclusions that you lot are coming to right now! I do believe that Emily is hinting she would like to have a Japanese Crab and Cucumber Salad in the near future.
What does the rest of the day hold for me? Little to no computer time - I'm having what is as close as I can come to a day off. No sewing either. I established yesterday that I stupidly ran out of thread. There's going to be a roast chicken to consume. And I have been challenged to a Wii tournament later on. Nothing like having children to show you that you have absolutely no coordination at all. But they make my Mother's Day what it is - which is fabulous.
I hope wherever you are, whatever you are doing, you are having an equally great day.
(Apologies to all readers living in countries not celebrating Mother's Day today. Didn't mean to make you panic briefly.)