Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Unfortunately, my day did not start or end very well.
On the way to school this morning I watched as an injured pigeon on top of someone's SUV tried to hang on for dear life but was blown off.  He tried to fly but couldn't and sadly landed under mine.  
Then this afternoon, on the second load of laundry, the washing machine broke.
 My boys had not a clue that today was Mother's Day and my husband is out of the country.
But the bright spot was returning to my desk at school to find mail from bloggers.
And what wonderful mail it was.
When Vicki hosted the Grow Your Blog party in January, I visited Rachel at Blue Finch Jewelry and left a comment.
She generously offered to send a pair of handmade earrings to everyone who left a comment before February 1st (over 60 people).  Even though I emailed her back and said it wasn't necessary since I am so very far away, she said she didn't mind.
 As you can see, the earrings made it here safely, the packaging is lovely and the earrings are absolutely gorgeous.
Rachel, thank you so much for your generosity! 

In February, I joined the I Love Hearts Swap hosted by Shelley at All4Meggy Moo and also agreed to be her pen pal.  I received a lovely note from her today along with the sweetest popup card.
Unfortunately, I just checked and it doesn't seem that Shelley's blog exists anymore.
Will have to send her an email.
Whether you celebrate Mother's Day today or not, I do hope your day was filled with sweet surprises!
Best wishes,

48 comments:

Elna said...

Hmmm what was not a very pleasent mothers day. Here in Sweden we celebrate it on may 26. Have a nice start to the week.

Hugs

by Teresa said...

Happy Mother's Day from Oregon! Sorry you had some bummers today.. hopefully tomorrow will bring you joy. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Bead and Needle said...

I hope the rest of the day...and week...turn out wonderful for you, Tammy - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Tanya

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I know the sweet surprise gifts really brighten your day after the rough start. Hope this new week is a really happy one :)

Plain Jane said...

Oh no poor pigeon - that would have really shaken me up as well. Sending Happy (if a bit late) Mother's Day wishes from the UK x Jane

forgetmenots blue said...

Hope you had a lovely mothers day. Lovely photos :)

Terra said...

Poor little pigeon, and how good you got lovely earrings in the mail, kind of a Mothers Day gift :)

Mereknits said...

Not the greatest way to start the day, but it ended nicely with lovely surprises in the mail. Sending you a great big Mother's Day hug,
Meredith

Diane said...

I'm so sorry, Tammy. It seems that some year's it's not always perfect. I hope that you had some joy on Mother's Day and that maybe next year will be better. Blessings, Diane

Kit said...

Happy Mother's Day my friend! I hope the rest of your day is alot better. :) Kit

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dearest Tammy

Oh no - that must have been the most awful feeling for you - the little pigeon is now in heaven with his/her other family members (not much consolation I know). I would feel just like you....

I'm so glad some lovely mail arrived on Mother's Day for you - the earrings from Rachel are lovely and that sweet card from Shelley too - just what you needed - to know that someone nice was thinking of you.

Take care and sending love and hugs across the seas to you
Shane ♥

La Tea Dah said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, Tammy! Although parts of your day were not too happy, I am so glad you had little bits and pieces of a fine day. I'm glad your boys discovered it was Mother's Day and made sure that you knew that they appreciated you.

Did you see my comment --- that you were the 14,000th commenter on my blog? Trivia, perhaps, but important to me! Thank you for always being an encouragement!!!

Warmly,
LaDonna
Gracious Hospitality

PS: I hope the washing machine gets fixed FAST!

Sam I Am...... said...

I'm sorry you had such a rough day...and also glad that the best part came along to cheer you up. The card is so sweet and the earring ARE gorgeous!
Yes, it's Mother's Day here. I have 4 children and this year was 50%....2 of the 4 called and of course one was Ben who had been here and helped me with my landscaping so that was a "douzy" of a Mother's Day present! I always do the stats on Mother's Day and other holidays. This was surprisingly good at 50%! LOL!
I made myself a great breakfast and puttered the day away in rest and relaxation! Actually, every day is Mother's Day and now that I'm retired I'm The Queen Mother! Ha! Ha! Take care sweetie and pamper yourself tonight with some of your great crochet! I just posted about YARN that I got in the mail Saturday....I'm a happy Mother now....there's nothing a little yarn can't fix!

Debi Y. said...

Sorry you had a rough morning Tammy - I hope you had a better evening. :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Sorry you had a couple of bumpy parts to your day but glad that you had lots to cheer you - the earrings and the card are very sweet. Lovely to have the friendship of others and to know that we are thinking of you.
Wishing you a happy week
hugs
Carolyn

Betsy said...

Prayers for you my friend and wishes for a belated Happy Mother's Day for you. I hope things are improving for you now. The earrings are beautiful and a lovely gift.
Blessings,
Betsy

Createology said...

Happy Mother's Day Dear...
Thank goodness for all the good days we have each year. May you continue to enjoy your blogging friends who make this world a much happier place. Sunshine Smiles throughout your week...

Preeti said...

Those gifts made your rest of the day . It is always so special to receive gifts from blog friends, isn't it :)

Lori ann said...

ah, i know tammy, boys are a bit different than girls, my daughter made her brother buy a card for me (they live near each other on the east coast, far away from me). i know they want to remember, it's just harder somehow. blogging friends are incredibly thoughtful and i'm grateful for that too! what sweet earrings! happy mother's day to you!

Astri said...

Happy Mother's Day Tammy. It is very apparent that you are a great mother. :-)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
So sorry for having to witness that poor pigeons sad ending...
The washing machine was bad timing too but those things do happen.
About your mail; that is incredible. There are the sweetest people out there among bloggers!
Enjoy them and hope you did have a Mother's Day feeling after all.
Hugs,
Mariette

TACIStudio said...

Sending you a big hug and hoping you had a womderfful day filled with light SMS beautiful sunshine :)

Everyday Things said...

so sorry to hear that you had such a horrid day, but when your dh comes home, just celebrate Mothers day a few days late! Hope you have a much nicer week with nothing going wrong at all!!

Hindustanka said...

Mostly the day consists of both pleasant and not so things..I hope you still enjoyed your Mother's day,Tammy! Next time let your sons know in advance :)
Those earrings are lovely! And the pop up card and a note from a far friend is something what can bring joy to you for sure!
Have a wonderful week ahead! Take care!

Liz D said...

Happy Mothers Day, Tammy! I am glad you had some fun things to cheer you up after that sad start. Have a good week!

lizzy

Aishwarya said...

Happy Mother's Day Tammy. My daughters too didn't know. But they heard me wishing Mom on the phone early morning and then wished me :)

The blogland did make you happy. Isn't it? Hope you have a wonderful week ahead

September Violets said...

Mother's Day was completely ignored in my house too (as it is every year). So I know exactly how you were feeling a bit let down. It's so nice that your beautiful gift and letter came through on the exact day that you needed it. I hope that helped ease your heart, although I know it's not the same as being honoured by your own family. Hugs across the miles Tammy ... Wendy xox

Mary said...

Sorry your Mother's Day was a bit of a downer dear Tammy - but the boys love you every day throughout the year I know. My own son didn't get in touch with me - sadly his cruel wife won't allow it on any day of the year - and it is hard for me because I love him so much and miss him terribly.
I did get taken to lunch by daughter and granddaughter - that was a nice time - and then Bob took me to see the "Gatsby" movie which was lovely too.

Hope the week improves for you dear - and that someone gets your washer up and running again!

Hugs and good wishes coming your way.
Mary

Susan said...

Oh, Tammy. So sorry about the pigeon and the washing machine. Hope at least the latter has been resolved.

I also hope that today will be a GOOD day for you! Susan

Yarni Gras! said...

oh that is so sad about the bird....I know that was hard for you. I've pulled over for birds....my family thinks I'm nuts. Of course, I cried once when a butterfly got squashed on my windshield!
I think your goodies are lovely and I hope you have a better week.

Helen Philipps said...

I'm sorry your Mother's Day had some unpleasant things in store...poor you about the pigeon, always a sad thing when that happens. I hope the coming week is much better with only nice surprises, like your lovely blog friends' mail!
Take care, Tammy.
Helen x

no spring chicken said...

What a day you had! Not your typical Mother's Day tradition type of post but uniquely blessed. :)

A belated Happy to you!

Hugs, Debbie

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Seems your sweet surprises were a wonderful celebration after all! Sorry your day had a rough start and end. Belated Happy Mother's Day! blessings ~ tanna

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh gosh, I'm sorry your day started out so badly! :( But I'm glad that the packages were able to cheer you up. What nice gifts!

Robyn said...

Tammy
Im sorry your day didn't start out too well but it looks like it got a bit better.. The earrings are precious..

Quinn said...

Dear Tammy, I hope today was a good day for you! And all the week ahead, as well.

June said...

I'm so sorry to read about your day Tammy. But I loved the earrings you received. How generous of your dear blogging friend.
I love the photo of your beautiful moss rose!!!!
sending hugs...

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Sounds like your Mother's Day didn't start of well, but ended a little better. Hoping you have a wonderful week.

Yvonne said...

I was wondering if they celebrate Mothers Day where you are. Seems like we celebrate something every week here. LOL Mine was good, talked to all three of my kids on the phone got a nice card and a new plant for the yard from my husband.
Are things getting better for you? Seems you have been down lately. The pigeon thing would have made me upset too. Hope all is better today.

glor said...

Sorry to hear how the day started and ended ... and then the wonderful gifts from those who also love you. Have had you on my mind, glad to see you here. Take good care....blessings.

~*~Patty S said...

Oh my on the start of your day ... something tells me no matter what comes your way you would find the silver lining and make the best of what is ...
happy you got so many lovely surprises ...
Mr Magpie and I ran away for a long weekend of garden hopping making what is a bittersweet time a little easier to get through

Brightest of Blessings to you dear Tammy ♥
oxo

Pearlin J said...

Those earrings are beautiful!! Hope the rest of the week goes well for you Tammy.hugs

Catherine said...

I'm sorry to hear that your Mother's day did not go so well but that your week started on a much happier note. The generosity of bloggers is truly touching and if it weren't for the internet we would never have been blessed. Enjoy your new gifts. xx

LP Vintage said...

Hmmm, haven't seen a post since Mother's Day - I hope you're not busy doing your laundry by hand ;) Hope you get to celebrate Mother's Day when your dh comes home. ♥

Dagmar said...

Happy belated Mother's Day..I hope your week is turning out better!
xox

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Not a good start for you on Mother's Day, but you are blessed to be a mother......right? What lovely earrings and so good to have such and out reach of friends! Have a great weekend!

Vicki Boster said...

Hi Tammy- I wish I had read this on Mothers Day so that I could have sent you a hug-/ you sure needed one. Ugh- I've had days like that-/ sometimes a think a big pity party is the best therapy. We all sure do love you--
Vicki

An Aussie Felter said...

My day also began with my son forgeting Mother's Day ... My daughter arrived for lunch and reminded him. A boy thing, it seems! Having him say sincerely 'Thanks Mum' or receiving a hug from him on any other day means just as much though x

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...