Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Monday


I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day.

It can be a very emotional day for us mothers. Right?

For me, my oldest son is in California, two states away. My mother is also there. I wasn’t with them yesterday. That is hard for me. I will be there in a couple of weeks for my Mom’s birthday, BUTl STILL….

I did have a very nice day.

I started out the day with a wonderful church servie.

This is my new bike. Mr. Starview Sonnet bought it for me. I had my eye on it for awhile at the consignment store. Another vendor had it in her space. I thought it was so cool. Vintage. Shiny. Great new basket. Three Speeds. Just plain cool.

So, when he asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day—this is what I told him!

He added in the pretty yellow roses….Isn’t it just so cute???

I guess I now officially own my FIRST “old lady bike”. LOL. Can’t you just see me riding to grocery store for a few things? Or the nursery for flowers?

A new chapter in my life I guess. But, a FUN one.



So what else did I do?????

I made my first batch of CAKEPOPS!!!!

I’ve been wanting to try them out, so I did.

Very fun to make. I will be including some of these along with some awesome home baked cookies for my son and his girlfriend and for my brother's birthday next week.

They are not perfect, but, hey, it’s my first time around.

Very cute and a lot of fun to make. I’ll definitely be making more of these.






And then , I got to enjoy an activity that I LOVE.

I thought it about it yesterday….For almost the last 30 years (since I first owned my own condo), I have spent the day before or Mother’s Day doing a bit of gardening. It’s just become a tradition for me.

Now that we are in the Northwest and not in California, there is a new meaning for Mother’s Day gardening.

Technically, we are not supposed to do any spring planting prior to Mother’s Day. This is due to our sometimes late frost.


I bought about 25 4” pots of pansies and some red flower (I can’t think of the name of it- I know it’s something that cinnamon-raria).


and I played the dirt for a couple of hours…



It turned out to be a gorgeous day.

I woke up feeling happy and energetic this morning (don’t you just LOVE that?)

Hope your week is also off to a great start….





  1. Wow, beautiful views! I love that bike, and kudos to your hubs for adding the flowers!

  2. the floers, the cakepops, they are beautiful!! but mostly was the decorated bike, i like a bike tht's for oldy look and not for hiking and exactly w the basket=) belated happy mother's day!


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