Friday, May 11, 2012

Weekend fever!

My snuggle buddy
My recent posts have been so gloomy, I think it's time to lighten the mood. Firstly, I am thankful that it's Friday! I'm looking forward to sleeping in and savoring a nice cup of tea tomorrow morning. I could have slept much longer this morning but my pesky alarm kept going off, reminding me that I had one more work day to get through before my two days of freedom. We slept with the window open last night and it got quite chilly, which means we were all comfortable under the coziness of our down comforter. Our dog usually sleeps on top of the covers but she snuggled up right next to me last night. I love snuggling with her, it's like having a little heating pad next to me all night.

Lovelies from my husband
Yesterday my wonderful husband sent a beautiful bouquet of flowers to my office. I was so touched by his gesture because he's usually quite forgetful when it comes to important dates. It means a lot to me that he remembered what yesterday meant to me. What a sweetheart, I think I'll keep him!

I really don't have any big plans this weekend and I am completely satisfied with that. I hope to visit a greenhouse to buy some flowers (I like to plant something in my mom's memory around Mother's Day), get caught up on laundry and housework, take advantage of my gigantic rhubarb plant and bake a pie, watch more Mad Men, and get some packing done at my dad's house. I suppose we'll also plan something to do with my mother-in-law on Mother's Day. I know that I'll feel a bit sad on that day but I also want to spend time celebrating the lovely woman who brought my husband into the world. 

I'm sending virtual hugs to you all as you get through the weekend. I wish you strength and hope no matter what you're battling with right now, whether it be Mother's Day or some other hurdle. And for those of you infertiles who have reached the realm of motherhood - I wish you the very best day! 


  1. Very sweet Ann, thanks for this. I needed to read this today! I love that picture of your little dachshund... love the sweet temperaments of the long-haired pups! We had a long-haired and a short-haired and they are just the funniest dogs ever. And boy are they good snugglers under the covers!

    Thinking of you this weekend and sending you hugs across the miles.

  2. Thanks Ann. Thinking of you this week and sending hugs right back to you. I love sleeping in and having time to enjoy a cup of tea. Sounds wonderful. Enjoy your weekend and go easy on yourself.


  3. How sweet of your husband to let you know he was thinking of you - a keeper indeed. I hope your weekend ended up as peaceful and enjoyable as it sounds, despite your sadness.

    Have you ever made a rhubarb crumble? I absolutely adore that fruit (or is it a vegetable?), and in a crumble is one of my favorite ways to prepare it.

  4. The flowers are gorgous, what a sweetie and keeper! Your weekend sounds like mine, packed full with things to get done. My brother makes rhubarb wine, yummy!