Friday, May 13, 2016

Week Weak Week #UseYourWords May 2016

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked four to six words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That is the challenge, here is a fun twist; no one who is participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

My words are:
Tupperware ~ Mother's Day ~ tired ~ labor ~ mud bath ~ weeds
They were submitted by: (Thank you for such awesome words!!! <3)

Hello! How was your Mother's Day weekend? Mine was good. I wish I could say the same for this week, but this week has been stressful, and I am tired. No matter how much sleep I get, which is never much, or how much coffee I drink, I have been tired all week. Add to that that fact that despite having over a month until she turns three, Gigi seems to have officially become a threenager. 

If this is a sign of what the next year is going to be like, I am officially not ready. On Mother's Day, I told her she was worth the sixteen hours and forty-nine minutes of labor, and I think she took that as a challenge. This week she has tested my limits and shown me a whole new side of parenting. Luckily, a mom's heart has a limitless ability to love. As crazy as she has made me this week, I still feel like she was worth every single second of labor. 

On the Saturday before Mother's Day, we went to Orchard Supply Hardware, and Gigi made a flowerpot for me. She painted it and planted a flower of her choosing. She chose a purple flower. It is beautiful, and miraculously, she finished it without looking like she took a mud bath! While there I purchased a Camellia bush, to plant in the memorial garden I am creating for Kateri. I plan on starting it this weekend. I need to pull quite a few weeds, remove some rocks, and start planting some seeds and plants. The Camellia bush will be put into a large pot. I am thinking I will buy a terracotta pot, and allow Gigi to paint it, just as she did my Mother's Day pot. 

I chose the Camellia bush, not just because it is beautiful and attracts butterflies/hummingbirds, but Camellia was on the list of names I had considered for Kateri. It just seemed so fitting, when I stumbled upon it at the store, and I just knew I needed it for her garden. I will be sure to share pictures of her garden with you guys once I finish it. I am currently searching for a statue or two for it. I have not found the right one yet. I feel like I want an angel. I am just not sure yet. I hope I can find just the right one. 

(Camellia Bush pic via Google)

So, how was your Mother's Day? Did you celebrate? Not celebrate? Did you receive gifts? I would have been happy with anything... a new vacuum, new Tupperware, a rock... I was grateful for my wonderful card and my flower.

This is my flowerpot and card from Gigi! :) Can you see why I love it?!? 

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

                 Southern Belle Charm                 
        Not That Sarah Michelle        
                      Spatulas on Parade                     


  1. I love the symmetry. You are honoring Kateri and Gigi is honoring you.

    1. It's a really beautiful time for me right now. I'm feeling a peace I've never felt before.

  2. I remember the fun of Mother's Day when the kids were little. This Mother's Day we took our little dogs for a special outing!

  3. What a wonderful idea to create a memorial garden and to include Gigi in making it beautiful! Love her flower pot.
    If I remember correctly, Colin was more challenging when he was three than at the infamous terrible two. You'll be fine, though.
    C painted a watering can for me at daycare. I don't garden but I sure appreciate the effort since he is not into crafts, unfortunately.

  4. We mostly celebrated mom here at our house. At 80 she has seniority. I've been dealing with gallstones for the last few weeks so I haven't felt like celebrating anything.

  5. Thanks for using my words and sharing your Mother's Day with us all. Whit is adorable and these days it seems they become teenagers quicker and quicker! My grand daughter is 5 going on 25.

  6. Gigi did a fantastic job painting the pot! You are blessed. I'm glad you had a good Mother's Day. Don't worry too much about the threenager... it do shall pass.

  7. so glad you had a wonderful mother's day, sorry about the bad week though. They really know how to challenge us, don't they! I spent Mother's day running in the rain, AJ finished his kid race, but my knee gave out...still a greta day



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