Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

I didn't have very high expectations for Mother's Day this year. Things have just been so busy around here, I knew that A and J hadn't really had time to plan anything extensive. We were all just winging it. They bought cards LAST NIGHT while we were all at BJs. That kind of Mother's Day.

While A and J were off to soccer in the morning, I swung by Volante Farms, our local nursery, to see what's happening. Their new greenhouse is beautiful! I found a link to article that has a good photo of it. I spent a little time (never enough) perusing the flowers, and thinking about what I might want to plant this year, and then bought a few herbs for my herb garden. It's not too cold for herbs still, right? So I have parsley, basil, chives, and some lettuce planted so far.

A surprised me by deciding to take J and a friend for the afternoon to Fenway Park where they were having their annual Mother's Day Walk. So I had the afternoon to myself! The boys got to walk around the perimeter of the field, sit in the dugout, touch the Green Monster and the Peskey Pole, and even try to a World Series ring! They had a great time.

After planting my herbs and working in the yard for a while, I decided to head out to Brookline for a falafel at Rami's, and then a stop into my favorite bookstore in the world, the Brookline Booksmith. There is something about the atmosphere of this store that is unlike any other. They have lots of books on sale, too, sometimes fairly recent ones. It's always interesting to see what is popular. There were at least 3 books about food on the most popular list! I'm interested in reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver and also Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri. Guess I have to start dropping some hints...

So... it was mother's day. It was a day. Mostly good, somewhat relaxing. A day for a mother. Mother's Day.

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