It's a rainy Mothers Day today. I wanted to mow the lawn. The rain we had at the beginning of the week and then the warm, sunny days have caused the grass to explode. While the mower is probably quite capable of plowing through wet grass, the residue on the underside of the mower won't be good for it. It's supposed to be cool and dry by the middle of the week. If I can get one part mowed when I get home, that's a start.
But the day is not a wash, by any means. There are many things to do on a rainy day. Plus, Carole and Larry gifted me with some lovely items for this holiday.
They took a honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean. Of course they had to get chocolates.
Here are a pair of earrings. I don't have anything to wear with them, but, as I'm cleaning out my closets, that will change. (I have removed half of my work shirts because they don't fit or I don't like them. I have space again and a feeling of lightness and satisfaction. It will take awhile to do this, but the results are so worth it. The give away stack is growing again. When I'm done, I'll only have clothing I want to wear.)
There was also a lovely photo of one of the beaches they visited.
On Thursday, I came home to a box on the front porch.
I know this box. I recognize the shape and size.
Flowers and chocolates. I really like the chocolates from Pro Flowers. And the vase this year is so distinctive. I love deep, intense color.
Ah, I have tulips and iris.
I trimmed the ends, put them in water in the vase and set the whole thing in the living room window. On Friday, both flowers had opened.
What a lovely display to come home to and to gaze at while sitting in the recliner. Happy Mothers Day.
Beverage: English Breakfast Tea