Saturday, May 19, 2012

" Procrastination "

Procrastination has never been a word that I live by. I've always believed in the old saying, " Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today ". And believe me, living by those words can be exhausting at times!!

As far as Blogging goes however, I seem to be very good at
procrastination. I love reading what you all have written. I enjoy your stories, victories, and sorrows. I am there with you. 

What I am trying to say here is that I enjoy reading blogs much more than creating my own!! But I have put off my Mother's Day post long enough. 

It's just a gorgeous day here in Southern Illinois. The sun is shining. It's in the 80's and breezy. What a perfect opportunity to sit in the yard and reminisce about last weekend. It was just perfect!

We celebrated on Saturday as Ginny had to leave on Sunday.
We all went out to my son's house for a B.B.Q. I can't begin to explain to you what a wonderful feeling it was to have all of my children and grandchildren together. 

It warmed the cockles of my heart. Even though I have no idea what a cockle is. 

I was feeling so, so relaxed. My son and Daughter-in-law surprised me with a delicious T-Bone steak just for me! I had a huge salad with it and Amy made twice baked potatoes. And I ate every last bite of that steak without an ounce of guilt that everyone else had burgers!!

My sweet Daughter-in-Law, Amy also made me a delicious cocktail called a "Giggley". It's a darn good thing she did that too. 

After dinner the "Kids" decided that it would be fun to terrorize their mother by breaking out the four wheelers. 

Now I don't know about you but the word "Relax" and "Four Wheeling" , as far as I am concerned do not go hand in hand !!

Here we have my son Frank, giving his 17 year old sister, my youngest, a quick lesson.

I'm beginning to feel a bit anxious at this point. 

Katie's boyfriend, Anthony, showing her how it's done.

Lesson learned. Now Kate takes over. I walk away, not wanting to watch !

I will say that Katie hasn't looked that happy in a while.

Once she got the hang of it and started speeding and jumping hills, my son decided it was time to break out the fast one.

Wait, there's a faster one ?!!!

I'm still trying to remain calm, even through the near collides and tip over's!!!

Well at least my oldest daughter, Ginny, was keeping me sane and calm by playing in the sandbox with my grandchildren, Sarah and Jack....

Now that's more like it. 

Now I am back to feeling just a bit more relaxed as Amy and I converse.

Wait, what ???
Come on, REALLY !!!

Well if you can't beat them, join them. And I almost did. And I would have if I hadn't just ate all that food and felt like I was going to burst!!!

I do think I will give it a try the next time we go. I've never done that before but I have driven a Fiat!! Granted it was Fiats little economy car, but hey, at least I can say I drove one and I really liked it.

All in all, through all of the "Near" misses with the four wheelers, just seeing my children so happy, well this is one Mother's Day that I will never forget. God willing.

And I was still relaxed that day. As a matter of fact, I slept so good that night. What a happy and wonderful Mother's Day.

I think I've got some pretty good kids.

Oh I don't want to forget Frank cooking his mom's steak!!
Isn't he a looker?!


Rebecca said...

Those are GOOD LOOKIN' children and grandchildren, Diana. I'm so happy that YOU were so happy!

Sounds like they all are as thoughtful as they are good looking, too :)

Tranquility Speaks said...

Gosh it felt so good to read you and see you after what seems like ages! I love the new look of your blog!

I am so glad you had a wonderful Mother's day, which was made so special by everyone who means the world to you.

Love you loads Diana :)

Barb said...

Di, so good catching up with you! Sounds like a fabulous Mothers Day - you deserve to be spoiled. Love Katie on the ATV. How great that Ginny surprised you. I'm in Aspen - on the road again.

Barb said...

PS Love the new blog look! You've been busy creating.

Rob-bear said...

What a wonderful time! So glad you had that much enjoyment.

Another thought for an open-minded woman. "Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow, especially if there is a chance someone else will do it for you tomorrow."

Anvilcloud said...

I've looked up cockles before, and I don't think anybody knows for sure where that expression comes from or exactly what a cockle is. But, oddly enough, we still know what the expression means: that we feel pleased deep inside.

Anyway, you had a nice Mothers Day. I should blog something or other too.

Shelley said...

To hear our children's laughter and to see their smiles. What a treasure indeed. Thanks for sharing. Mine hasn't smiled like that in awhile either - maybe soon I pray. Cheers 'mom'.

Lois Evensen said...

What a fabulous day! Everyone had fun and you were the Queen of All! Fantastic! I feel the same way about Four Wheelers or any other chance-taking activity that the kids do. OK, they are kids and have to go through that, but I have so much respect for my knees, elbows, neck, back and other body parts that I avoid those things that could make them HURT! ;)

You are blessed with such a wonderful family. Thanks for sharing your Mothers Day with us. :)

Love and hugs,

Wanda..... said...

Do you remember that old show..."Queen For A Day"? Your kids must have made you feel like one! Have fun, but don't get on the four-wheeler, Di!

Shelley said...

Thanks for visiting my Blog Di. I think perhaps we have much more in common that what one reads. Take care. Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

Sandi said...

I read this one, and right on through to the one before and commented there first! I've quit crying now, but still love this post. What a super fun day you had with your kids and grandkids. I wouldn't feel a bit guilty about that steak. What a sweet family you have!

big hugs!

Ellen said...

Oh your post did so much to make me smile... down to the last picture and word. What a blessed day with family!

It's never too late to say this -- Happy Mother's Day!. After all everyday is Mother's Day. :-)

Blessings to you and your family.

Dee said...

Looks like the perfect Mothers Day to me....and yes your Frank is a looker...all your kids are lookers...:)

Bonny said...

So glad that you had a wonderful day. That's a good lookin bunch you have there my friend. :)