Monday, May 9, 2016

Big, Big, Mother's Day News


Actually, just ordinary, Mother's Day news, but I'm told bloggers's need splashy titles to real them in. News on the Sam front though includes getting both a text first thing his time from my DS in Los Angelos wishing me  a Happy Mother's Day, followed by late afternoon an actual call from him on his break.  The happy news is he has been working pretty much non-stop in May, still in film and television, though not quite regular with the same contract. Two months ago he was all but ready to pack it in and road trip back to Minnesota. Now it looks at least like he is pushing any potential move to no earlier than the end of June, but if work stays steady, he might actually be getting on solid ground. While he's not making the masterpieces every budding film maker hopes to do, he sounds content with what he is doing, while continuing to cultivate leads that might help give him bigger opportunities.

DD#1 made it home two weekends in a row. Last week for a women's tea her grandma arranged months ago and this week probably more so for her little sisters play than Mother's Day. Since she started her job on February 29th, she has been on business trips to Columbus, Kansas City, Phoenix, and Orlando and will be going to Washington D.C. tomorrow for a few days. We don't expect she'll be home until fall unless to see friends in the area, but we'll see her weekends at the cabin as her schedule allows. As predicted, her gifts were very well chosen, a bar of dark sea salt and almond chocolat, new pens, and a trio of journals. 

DD#2 made her high school theatrical debut as a little sister in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. They had her paired up as a very tall bride's sister, so she looked even younger than she is. I was a groupie and attended all three shows, as I noticed most of the mom's did. All three went off without a hitch until yesterday when one of the freshman boys, in his role as Caleb, dropped his "bride" nearly on her head when the kidnapping scene went a bit awry. DH bought her a bouquet of tulips. I also got orange ones from him and some Jelly Belly Oops-the misshapen ones.

My hostas' finally got in the ground. My nephew and his wife had their fourth child on Friday, a little girl, and I managed a Sunday brunch with DH's entire family (minus the teenagers) without being super annoyed even once. I lost my third daughter to her real mom for a day and a half but now the girls are down stairs and  I hear some sort of Teen Beat quiz going on. This all M as DD isn't very up on teen pop culture. I can't wait to hear what her wardrobe says about her  future aspirations. I won't mention my anxiety attack-darn if I can't keep them at bay, but otherwise it was a good weekend. The rain is back along with the cold. what's in store with your week?

Serious with mom and dad.

Silly with her friends.


9 comments:

  1. Happy Mother's Day and also so happy the play was wonderful!

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    1. Nice Sundays are a treat anyway.

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  2. Lovely. Mother's Day is in March here. x

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  3. AH!!! Ye ol' bait and switch! You're a tricky one...

    It sounds like you had a very nice Mother's Day weekend! I had two of my kids bring me a box at different times throughout the day that they had to open because they didn't know what was in it. Their dad just said, here. Tell your mom it's from you.
    Then my college daughter called me late afternoon. But she had just been here the day before too.
    And I was sick all day... Nothing like spending the day lounging in bed for Mother's Day! I feel so pampered!! ;)

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    1. I spent Christmas a few years ago in bed-not fun, but a day in bed, being pampered, I could live with that. Sorry you were sick!

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  4. It looks like DD2 had great fun and that you had a happy Mothers' Day. Fingers crossed that your son's work continues.

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    1. I hope things stay positive on the job front as he seems happy. Though, when resigned to move back, he at least wasn't in despair-more planful. It was a good day.

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  5. Happy belated Mother's Day, dear Sam! It sounds like your children have quite busy schedules and pretty great life - lots to be happy about for you and your husband. :) My daughter also sent me a text and email first thing in the morning, as she was away that day. :)

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