Mother’s Day is fast approaching. It is May 8th this year. Every once in a while, it even falls on my birthday but not very often. I know not everyone is blessed to still have their mother, and for those, this day can be hard. I am going to share with you a few Mother’s Day thoughts and ideas on gifts that might make your mom smile.My mother is a mess. In my family we are sarcastic, and quick to comment with a wise crack. Both of these traits come from my mother. We are playing when we do these things, not trying to be hurtful. It is just part of who we are. You “gurls” often comment about my sense of humor, believe me that comes from my mom. The really funny part is, she is not trying to be funny. My sister and I just crack up at some of the crazy things she does.
The funniest story that ALWAYS comes to my mind, drives my mom crazy. She gets all defensive any time my sister or I mention it to her. My mother lived in the outskirts of Atlanta at the time, and I can’t remember where we were going, but we were traveling on the major Interstate near Atlanta. If you have ever been through Atlanta, then you can understand how the traffic is crazy. Not only does everyone drive at a break-neck pace, but the road may be 5 lanes one minute, and 8 lanes the next. If you do not travel this way all the time, it is easy to get frazzled. It probably didn’t help that my sister and I were in the back seat chatting away and being disruptive. There mom, I’ve given you a reason for your behavior. Haha She was driving along, looking for her exit, when she suddenly spotted where she needed to go. We were not in the correct lane and we had to cross several lanes of traffic. Of course everyone else must have been wanting to go that way also, and so there was the normal jostling for position. Mom had to throw on her brakes for a moment before we were able to continue to the exit. She looks in her rear-view mirror, and just as calmly as everything says, “Well, look at that truck.” My sister and I turn around to see what she is talking about, and there is this poor semi-truck that is sideways across 4 lanes of traffic. The smoke was billowing out from under his truck as he was trying to keep everything under control. I am sure he was not near as calm as mom. I bet he did not say, “Well look at that car that just threw on her brakes right in front of me.” Lol!
Traveling with my mom is usually eventfully, no matter what. BUT, letting her in control of the map, (before the age of GPS) is really eventful. She and I traveled to New Hampshire to watch my son graduate college. My sister flew, and we picked her along the way. We decided on the way home, to go through New York City, as I had never been there before. It was a Sunday and we figured the traffic wouldn’t be as bad. Of course in New York City, their not bad, is crazy bad for this little country bumpkin. So we are traveling along, and mom is telling me which exits to take, etc. That went well till we came upon the Manhattan Bridge. The Manhattan bridge is a two decker bridge that leads in and out of Manhattan. It is late, dark, and lots and lots of cars, when we suddenly approach a sign that says upper deck or lower deck. I had no idea where we were or where we were going. I asked mom which lane we needed to be in. She is crazily hunting for the answer, but I had to choose because we were had no time left. So I went upper, and this is about the time my children woke up from the back seat. The cables on the bridge have lights on them, so when they woke up it looked like we were traveling up the cables. This FREAKED them out. Mom on the other hand was screaming at me that I was now taking them INTO downtown New York and was all upset. I am looking into my rear view mirror and can see the city getting smaller, and that is when it hit me. If the bridge leads into the city, it also leads OUT of the city. WHEW! Do not ever let your mother be in charge of the map.I have on today a pair of pale pink ankle pants from Old Navy. I bought them last year, I think, and will wear them occasionally in the summer months. They are extremely pale, and against some tops, they will even appear white. I am once again carrying my Coach summer purse that I traded Bertha for. Don’t you just love the barter system? Here is a summary Dooney purse and here is a gorgeous Lily Pulitzer.My mother is easy to buy for for Mother’s Day, only because she gets the same gift every year. A subscription to Ancestry, she loves that site. But when Kay & Star sent me these bracelets, I knew I wanted to do a Mother’s Day post about them. There is no mother alive that does not like to have her children’s names on items. I was so tickled when I received these bracelets, and I have showed them to everybody that will listen. I know Sandy and Bertha are sick of me showing them how cute they look. The beads are exceptionally high quality. They are faceted so that they sparkle from every direction. They have added rhinestone spacer beads for a little extra BLING. One of the things I like, is that they are strung one a heavy duty elastic cord, so they should fit most wrists. I read where they come in a 7.25, and I normally wear a size 7 and they fit perfect. These bracelets are only 10.00 a piece! I don’t know how in the world they can sell them that cheap, they really, really look so expensive. I choose the pastel colors for my bracelets, but there is a wide variety of colors to choose from. If you are not a mother, don’t fear they have One Little Word tassel bracelets that you will love. You can choose from one of their inspirational words, or one of your own as long as it is under 8 letters. These would be perfect for that little reminder you need each day. I could use pray, faith, and strength. Or maybe Joe would like me to order clean, cook, and iron. Haha NOT! I know you will not be disappointed in these bracelets, and neither will your mom or anyone else you choose to give them to. They also have some really cool necklaces, and great items for teacher’s gifts, etc. They even contacted me when they thought I spelled one of the names wrong. I don’t know why they thought Matthan was spelled wrong. HahaThe bracelets just matched my outfit. This cornflower blue top was on the $5.00 rack at Classy Closet. It is a beautiful color, and is made different from any top I have ever owned. You can tell the arm holes are huge, so I do have on a flesh colored camisole under the top. As you can imagine, finding a similar top was hard, but here and here are my favorites. Mother’s Day will be here before you know it, so be sure to get your order placed soon to Kay and Star.
I will leave you with one last story on mom. I can hear her groaning all the way from Livingston. My sister told me a story on mom that I had not heard. Apparently my sister was going to wash her car and was saying she didn’t know what kind of supplies to use. My mom chimed in with, “I use Brillo pads on mine.” Lisa said the funniest part was the look on my Dad’s face. Lol! Oh, and by the way, she had a fairly new car at the time. Hahahahaha
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