Tis' Myosotis Season♥
Oh my darlin' oh my darlin' ~
The boys came for a sleepover..how much energy do 3 growing boys have and how much of an appetite..do they have?
They played football outside/soccer for at least 2 hrs non stop before we came in for dinner..and they had had their first football practice in the AM..their uncle Alain popped by w/ Noah on his motorcycle..he is a police officer and loves to ride his motorcycle:)
they loved everything..especially the pizzas...banana bread and chips..and the cinnamon rolls the next morning..
I have to tell you that TV time at night ..is cuddle time..and they love foot massages..hair rubbing..lol..the whole nine yards..and equal time to all..;)
Bed was 11PM..and we usually tell stories..well Max and Oli and I do in our room..and Jacques and Lucas upstairs..Max started then said you do it nana.. Oli was gently snoring by the time I started..it was instantaneous..and Max drifted off shortly thereafter..Lucas the same upstairs..
The next day..when we were alone for lunch..I had to try those newfangled avocado flowers..so much easier than I expected.
They sure do pretty up a plate..that was my first try imagine when we have it down pat? So so cute!
Not for me..as I am going out w/ my girls..but if you are treating your mom:)
I found the great tutorial here.
What a nice CHEF!!
I had made egg salad sandwiches the day before..and I had a craving for a chicken salad I used to eat while working in a mall while going to school..
I loved those jobs..I had a few..my favorite though was Eaton's cosmetics dept..Picture..a sort of Macy's..gleaming counters,fragrances,gorgeous beauty products.
And we got samples..it was so much fun to suggest products..and help:)
I must admit I sometimes I now feel intimidated in such stores in those depts..
perhaps because we had a beauty salon in back of my office before I retired..and I went in for something.. a shampoo I think..and the owner came over and suggested a line of her products for skin that was..well aging..
So since then..I have known that the cosmeticians..are a bit direct for me..now..
Let me live in my Eaton's bubble please.
When I was in back of the counter..like Selfridge's:)
And I would have never suggested such a thing.
And I never went back in there.Why ruin a perfectly great day.
Yet..give me a hardware store that I have been frequenting for about 40 years..
it was small and dusty and full of interesting things..set up on boards..and the owner..a woman..was always so nice to me..her son was there sometimes..and he took over at one point..
and the hardware store burned down and they rebuilt..
and the son was always so nice..
Hello young lady he would say to me when I went in..(he said that to everyone I came to see;)..
and then he had kids and we had kids and 42 yrs later I am still going there..and just this past week he said to me..:"Hello young lady.." And although I do not believe him at all..I will go back..because he did not tell me he had creams for aging skin:)
And because now HIS son is very involved in the business..and now his family..is neighbour to my family and because his grandaughter Katie plays with my grandsons..and because she said this ..this past week..to MY daughter..sitting on my daughters' porch looking at her house..:
" you know.. when I am all grown up..I will still live in that house with my kids..and the boys will live here with their kids..and all our kids will be best friends~"
well..I will always go back there.
What a tangent..
..so when I worked in those stores..on payday..I would sometimes go for lunch w/ a friend..and have the chicken salad that came shaped like a dome(ice cream scoop)..so I did it again :)
It was such a treat for me.
I also liked to buy my mom a trinket or something.
She never bought herself anything I think.
Lipstick.. a pair of gloves..her Life magazine,Reader's Digest..oh and her cigarettes.
You would never have thought of my mom holding a cigarette..
but she did.
We never thought anything of it.
It seemed like everyone smoked back then.
And played bridge..:)
I thought about her all day on Mother's Day of course..
MD.. Jacques and I made Shrimp and Grits:)
And watched home movies from Florida♥
and the day before I enjoyed a lovely day with my girls..
we had General Tao..lol ..so very French..
we are Nashville lovers..
and now I have the sweatshirt to prove it..
Nashville is a country music..type of Soap Opera..that we found w/ Connie Britton after Friday Night Lights..
even Jacques watches it..
he prefers Marseilles..w/ G Depardieu on Netflix..yet..eases into an episode of Nashville:)
I don't blame him..
Have a LOOK
he is one of the Nashville stars
I will never grow up concerning that song.
I am the grateful recipient of a new very pretty journal..and a mini birdbath that will look like ..well life sized in the Fairy Garden..tulips..cards..
I am VERY grateful to have a very bright room in the basement..where all my "stuff" is stored..it's not a pretty room..
it's the one I do the most things in apart from the kitchen.
I do keep a little stash upstairs..because I do prefer being upstairs..but most of my menagerie is in that room..corner windows..south facing..
But it is not like a magazine and I have said so.. my sewing machine is set up..a card table for other crafts..gift wrapping..stamping..calligraphy.. and with the boys..I just stored the mini set in the attic..
there's a long table for computers and printers..a TV (I never watch it)..and a stereo..(vintage for my cassettes LOL).
Jacques stores 3 wine glass carboys there too when in production..
I can leave my ironing board up etc..
I have seedlings growing above what you see..2 easels are set up..
FUNCTIONAL..all of it..but not Pottery Barn..and not a Pin It room:)
Just thought I should tell you:)
I have a true dislike for that chair..it used to be at a breakfast island in a home we lived in many years ago.. that chair..followed us here..it is so uncomfortable..but it's the only one high enough..~
The drafting table cannot go any lower..