Friday, February 27, 2009

Tuesday Highlights on Friday

It started out with warmer temperatures and sunshine....
Who knew Tuesday was going to be such a nice day around here? When I arrived home there was a surprise waiting for me. My sweet friend Susie sent me this lovely package.

There was a card with a beautiful sentiment, and all was wrapped in this gorgeous hat box.

Inside were so many goodies....white tea, mint tea (my favorite), gourmet candy sticks (which I'll have to hide since they are getting way too much interest from my gang) and many items with the "Home Sweet Home" fragrance from Yankee Candle (also my favorite).

When I unwrapped this exquisite teacup, the tears came. I admired this on Susie's blog, and being such a dear, she included it in the care package. This little teacup will be cherished forever.

I have spoken of Susie here before. We met through the blogs and there is a special connection that I'm not sure either of us can quite explain. We have a lot in common, and perhaps that was the beginning of our friendship. All I know is, I feel so blessed to have met Susie....her kindness and love mean so much to me. Thanks, Honey, for everything.

Tuesday was also a red letter day because I took my mom out for her first outing since coming home (not including the doctor). We went to a sweet place here in our town that celebrates Fat Tuesday with a Polish buffet, complete with accordion player.

We had a wait, so Mom is checking out the "to go" menu.

They decorate for each season/holiday, and still have the Valentine's things up.

The entertainment...a nice young man who really knew his way around an accordion.

Mom had a good time....she loves the music. We went for a short ride after lunch, and Mom was pooped the rest of the day.

Tuesday was a great day for me, and I have grown to really appreciate every good thing that comes my know, simple pleasures. I hope you are enjoying a simple pleasure or two this week.
P.S. The warmer temps and some rain showers today have me thinking of the garden. How about you?


GlorV1 said...

Hi Amy. I enjoyed reading your post. I'm glad your mom was able to get out and about. She really looks like she enjoyed herself. Those gifts you received from your friend Susie are so very nice. How sweet of her to have sent that teacup as well. Enjoy your things, you deserve nice things. Take care.

Susie Homemaker said...

Dear sweet Amy,
Your Mom looks so well...she has such a nice smile! So good she was able to get out and enjoy her day with you...
Thank you for your sweet comments about the gifts. The connection you and I have made means so much to me. More than the little things I sent you can ever show.


OH, I am dreaming of the day I can play in the dirt...we are expecting the "S" word tomorrow into Sunday...I am so done.

JAN said...

Amy, your mom looks good! She looks like you are taking very good care of her and that she is very happy. What wonderful pictures of her.
Those are beautiful gifts you received. You are very deserving of them!

YayaOrchid said...

Amy, your Mom is such a fine looking woman! I do believe your daughter resembles her. Love her smile!

The gifts you received are amazing! I LOVE the teacup! How blessed you are to have such a sweet friend!

Niki said...

What a lovely gift! Your mum looks like she was having a great time!

Tracy Batchelder said...

It's good to see your mom looking so well!

Susan said...

It sounds like you and your mother had a wonderful time out and about. It is great to see her looking so well. What restaurant did you go to?

GlorV1 said...

Hi Amy, I'm just making the rounds and just wanted to say hi. Have a great evening and a super Thursday.

Thimbleanna said...

Aha! Tuesday's update on Friday and read by me on Tuesday LOL. Your Mom sure is a cutie. Simple pleasures are the very best!

Arlette said...

What a fabulous and thoughtful care package from your friend. I'd hide the chocolate too...hehehe.)
Your mom looks like a very sweet woman. Enjoy your time with her making memories together.