Sunday, May 13, 2007

A Late Happy Mother's Day!

Well, now that the day is over, rather than wishing everyone (everyone that celebrates today, that is) A Very Happy Mother's Day, I'll just have to say, I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. The weekend got away from me, and before I knew it, it was gone.

It was a wonderful weekend here in the midwest. Perfect weather. TheManoftheHouse started it off early by bringing me a present from work on Friday. Now, some of you are probably saying, "Oh, poor girl, she's married to one of those." But, this is the kind of present that makes me do cartwheels! (Well, not really -- I've always been athletically challenged (unless you count sewing olympics), so my cartwheels are all in my mind.)

Back to TheManoftheHouse. I've ruined him. He's always been the perfect present-giver. Very romantic and thoughtful. But, I've always been a practical sort of girl. So, appliances are always welcome. Or in this case, yard tools. I was doing yard work on Friday, and the weedeater died. So, I left a message on TheManoftheHouse's answering machine at work, requesting that he "take care of the problem." And he did! I'm so excited about a battery operated weedeater grasshog (calling it a grasshog instead of a weedeater makes me think of a Tim-the-tool-man grunt.) I've never been strong enough to start a gas powered weedeater and the 100 ft. cord on the electric one was really a bother. Hopefully, this battery operated technology will be effective. Report next year! ;-)

There's still a bit of his old romantic self left though -- the weedeater was in one hand and these were in the other:
As for the rest of the weekend ... it was spent cleaning house and preparing a brunch for MeMum. MyDadLovesMeBestSister and her family were also here and we all had a good time. I even tried out my new beehive pan that MeMum gave me a few weeks ago. The recipe that comes with the pan was delicious!
Happy Monday!


dizzyjadey said...

LOL! You've turned him into a practical and pragmatic gift-giver. I'm going to have to turn my husband into one, too. But I don't know how did you do it?

Flibbertygibbet said...

Drool. Send cake. ;-)
Or better still, post up the recipe!

autum said...

Have fun with your grass hog. My friend Kelli has on and loves it.
I'm a practical present kinda girl too.
That cake looks wonderful!!

rohanknitter said...

What a super-cute cake!!
Looks like you got some nice gifts -- pretty AND practical. Sometimes I like a practical gift but I told farmer-husband a long time ago that a good rule of thumb was, never buy me anything I have to plug in (as a gift) unless I specifically ask for it. ; )

Vallen said...

I love that beehive cake. Where does one find a pan like that? I also like practical gifts. Maybe not a weedwhacker but I could do with a soldering iron or electric drill. I shoulda made a list!

Poshyarns said...

Oh my goodness, that beehive cake is so cute, I have never seen anything like that before.

meggie said...

Wow! You have the perfect Husband! I always wanted tools too...I never got them though. but he did well in other areas, & used to get me wonderful romantic night attire, flowers etc.
That cake looked spectacular! I have never seen anything like it.
Sounds like you all had a great time.

a pink-bee said...

Oh My GOSH!!!! I really need to find out where to get one of those pans-PLEASE :)

Mrs. Staggs said...

I love these kind of presents too! I have a new hedge trimmer and I love it! Your roses are beautiful and so is that cake! I've never seen a bee hive pan before. Now I'm going to have to look for one!

Anonymous said...

Your husband is such a thoughtful guy with a grasshog in one hand and a dozen roses in the other. I've also been one to ask for practical gifts--my husband gave me a headlamp for Christmas. And an appointment calendar.

The beehive cake is SO PRETTY!