"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Monday, May 14, 2012


The weekend began with rain,
wet and gray,
much needed no matter
how cold it felt
or dismal it looked.

A bbq not thwarted,
inviting newness,
the promising possibility
of good friendships,
and most definitely
scrumptious food.

Sunday, Mother's day,
brought hugs and
kisses and love
from my dear ones,
but also cleaning,
getting a reel mower
for our itty bitty lawn,
and a tad more work
than play.

A last minute decision
to go see a movie
by myself,
ended in disappointment
as it was already
sold out by the time
I arrived to the ticket window.

Instead, dinner at home
with my family
proved to be my
favorite part of Mother's day.
Our evening meals together--
always together,
are consistently filled with
laughter, teasing, and reflection
on the best part of our days.
And for me,
I reflect,
that it is at this table
when the best part of my days

With Amanda for Weekending
and Bella for 52 Photos Project


  1. your table looks so inviting! love the piece on the wall :)

  2. My pappaw had a mower just like that and we use to have the most fun with it.
    Happy belated Mother's Day to you MJ. I miss you on this side of the states, but it sounds like you are settled in and I love seeing your home, very pretty!

  3. love love it! your home is looking warm and inviting!

  4. Sounds like a good weekend after all. Love your dining room! The house is coming together!

  5. So glad to here you've had some RAIN! Aaaaah, can't you hear the parched earth sigh? It's been nothing but sun here for what seems like weeks...I'm melting ;-). glad to hear you had a lovely Mama's day. xoxo

  6. Rain sounds great...especially since it is 104 today here in the Sun Valley of Arizona. Love your dining room. Very inviting. Sounds like a nice Mother's Day.

  7. Dinner time is my favorite time too. And the promise of new friends sounds wonderful! So happy your Mother's Day turned out just the way you needed it to. xoxo

  8. Your home is looking so lovely MJ! I love the reel mower, its a bit of work if the grass gets long but so much more peaceful than the power mower.

  9. Absolutely lovely-" . . . where the best parts of your day unfold". Wow. I am so glad your Mother's Day was just the way you wanted it and that the movie was no big whoop in the end. Love these peeks at your home. You are an incredible homemaker.

  10. Well, I'm glad you at least tried to go to a movie on your own - I want to do that too!

    Glad your Mother's Day was lovely!


  11. too bad about the movie, i love going alone. but ended wonderfully.
    beautifully said.
    love those end chairs too.

  12. Sounds like a lovely weekend. I hope you get to see your movie some other time. Jacinta

  13. it sounds like you are settling in quite nicely! And now a lawn mower? You are at home!!

  14. yay! life is getting more "normal" for you!
    so proud of you!
    That movie looks like something I would like.
    I want to see more of your home and it's surrounding areas!

  15. Beautiful! So glad that you had a happy mother's day! xo

  16. ooh, too bad about that movie. I've been curious about it myself. I love where you meet.

  17. I am loving the glimpses into your home. It looks so perfect! It sounds like your new home is full of wonderful possibilities for all of you! Happy belated Mother's Day! <3

  18. Lovely shot ~ so inviting ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^


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