Here is hoping all the mothers celebrating today, have a wonderful relaxing Mother's Day.
Wikipedia says: "Mother's Day is an annual holiday that recognizes mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general, as well the positive contributions that they make to society. In the United States, it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May". (I think the U.K. celebrates it in March, and India some time in May as well, but I am not sure about other parts of the world.
My two children will be coming over later on Sunday for a pizza celebration, and later on CAKE. Silly me, and I was worried about those higher calories dishes in my book review for the Fast, Fresh and Green cookbook, which I reviewed yesterday...LOL
If you live outside of the United States, do you celebrate Mother's Day? If so when?
Work was so much fun this week. This library knows how to have fun. We had a health wellness vendor fair, and there were about (20) different booths. I had my blood pressure checked, bone density checked, and cholesterol checked as well --"I'm Normal" (well that is debatable). They also had lots of freebies for us: an office supply company gave: pens, mechanical pencils, desk calendars, highlighters, pads, gel pens, whiteout tape and all sorts of other goodies. There were also coffee mugs, traveling thermos, book bags, post it notes and stuff. (I have always loved office supplies, almost as much as books).
On Friday, after work we planted some new flowering shrubs that my SIL gave us for our anniversary this week (OOPS....yes, it was May 4th). We planted (2) rhododendrons and (1) azalea; they look so pretty. We were going to wait to do it on Saturday, but rain was forecast. Good thing we got them in on Friday, we must have had (3)" of torrential rains and winds Saturday.....a mud fest in some places.
(Both rhodies are this color)
Just (1) azalea
Now for the Book Talk
Last week I mentioned that I am going to try and be more focused with my reading choices in May.
with----"reading the best books first". I made progress this week, so yay for me.
MAY (planned reading)
How High the Moon; Sandra Kring(5/5) - loved it Beatrice and Virgil; Martel(audio - excellent - review needed)
- Postmistress; Blake (audio - in progress)
- One Good Dog; Wilson (audio - in progress)
- Every Last One; Anna Quindlen
- Stuff; Frost (Compulsive Hoarding/NF - in progress)
- Tinkers; Paul Harding (in progress)
Stitches; David Small- (5/5) - loved it
- The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake; Bender
- The House at Riverton; Kate Morton
MAY (Unplanned reading that just Happened)
- Fast, Fresh and Green; Susie Middleton - 4/5
So what is on your agenda for today? Whatever your plans, make the day special, and have a great week.