I can't believe I left it out. How COULD I?
I forgot to share with you my Easter bulb from Mattie!! This year he got me an Easter Lily (making years that I HAVE received an Easter bulb greater than years I didn't-WA HOO! The odds are in my favor again!)
This lily, though, was a HUGE pot with several plants. It is positively BRIMMING with buds so I have a feeling this beauty will be around for a while. I wish you could smell them.
It sits on the banister between the hall and the entryway so its sweet nectar delights my senses every time I walk by-which is hundreds of times a day!
And while I am sharing such important and crucial information that somehow was forgotten about...I must tell you, Andrew says Mama like a pro now. In fact, it wakes me up nearly every morning. It all started after he got his birthday presents...that rubber snake must have really affected him.
I am preparing for a week long trip away, starting this weekend and ending the following. A week away for the children and I to head to NY visiting with family and friends and helping my Mom ring in the next fifty years of her life, while poor Mattie works slavishly back at home all by his lonesome.
I hate being away from him. So much. Nights are the worst. He is the most wonderfully warm, comfortable and deliciously smelling man there ever was. And I mold into his shape perfectly as we fall asleep holding one another. Nearly five years later and we STILL hold each other. That is a nice feeling. I will miss it. And for a week, despite a comfortable bed and warm blankets, I will not sleep soundly. But- I won't think of that right now. No. I will try and soak him up as much as I can this week and store it away for next. I will probably even pack a shirt or two to wear. Pathetic, huh?
Our week long adventure will include going to the zoo, a trip to the Science and Discovery Center, fishing at the lake (and MAYBE a kayak ride!), shopping, visiting, a birthday celebration, and good old fashioned QUALITY TIME. It should be fun. But as with all fun and as with ALL trips, preparations are needed. And trip preparations are A LOT OF WORK (as you understand Mrs. Bibby!) so this week is jam-packed full of WORK for me.
I have been working hard to catch up on laundry-so that I will have clean clothes when it is time to pack. And I want to leave the house in a fairly clean state which will be taking a bit of work. It would be nice to have a few meals planned for Mattie in my absence as well (though I can tell you, the last time I was gone for a week the freezer was STOCKED brimful with meals and Matt ate cereal the whole week...no-you will NOT live that down Mattie!) And oh-the lists have already started. THINGS TO BRING, DON'T FORGET, THINGS TO GET DONE BEFORE I LEAVE, THINGS TO DO THERE, MEALS TO MAKE, etc. etc. etc. Me and my lists.
So much to do-so little time, so I must scat. Enjoy the day!