Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the mums out there. Hope you've had a wonderful day.

I have.

I went to Geelong and took my mum to a secret destination lunch, secret from her, not from me obviously as I had planned it! We went to the Black Sheep Restaurant for their mother's day special lunch, delish! Then afterwards went and toured the National Wool Museum. I haven't been there since it opened, and it hadn't changed all that much but it was good to see again. Plus they had a special exhibition about women who had turned bad!! Women who had been jailed at Long Bay Jail and their files and stories from back around 1915-1940's I guess it was. Really really interesting.

It was a really nice day. Considering oh, over about the last 18 months mum and I have had quite a tumultuous relationship which culminated in us not seeing each other for just over 12 of those months. We're gradually on the right road now though.

I had made this layout with mum in mind and got it printed on a card from Snapfish. It turned out brilliantly. She didn't realise at first until she looked at the back and I had printed on it "Made especially for you from Carol 2011". Then she looked a bit shocked and then "oh" and then "ooooh, ooooooooh". Nice to get that reaction from my scrapbooking.


Credits Designer Digitals. It's a loooooong credit list.

During the afternoon my phone buzzed and I received a lovely mother's day greeting from number 1 stepdaughter. It thrilled me, the fact that she thought of me on mother's day. I love Mike's children with a passion, they are brilliant brilliant kids. But apart from one mother's day many many years ago, they've never acknowledged mother's day with me. So it thrilled me no end, and of course got me all misty.

So I hope all the mother's, grandmother's, nannas, daughters and sons of mothers had a lovely day full of everything you hoped the day would bring. Happy Mother's Day.


Christi said...

The card is beautiful. You must have the heart printed. It's gorgeous!

Lynne said...

The card is gorgeous. I'm glad you and your mum are on the road to recovery.

Happy Mothers' Day in retrospect.