Sunday, 14 March 2010

Mothering Sunday

I never really thought about being a mum.  As a younger woman, I rarely dreamt of marriage or children.  I think I just expected to get married and have kids at some point.  It never occured to me to wonder or imagine how it might all turn out.

I have to say, I feel mighty fortunate.  We're all healthy.  We're OK for funds.  We live in a lovely part of the world (too far from the sea for my liking but that's being picky) and we get to do most of the things we want to do.

I was brought breakfast in bed and presented with some horticultural necessities by my offspring today and spent the morning pottering about the garden, planting dahlias, sowing seeds and filling our brown bin with a few more twigs and greenery.  We went out for lunch with Granny and filled ourselves with roast dinner and pudding.  Those that wanted to watched the rugby and I played with all the patterns and articles I've been editing from my enormous collection of knitting magazines.

Nothing much has happened.  There have been no dramas.  Just the way I like my Sundays to be.

6 comments:

marigold jam said...

Sounds good to me!

Only Me said...

Sounds like a lovely Sunday and the sun shone too. I know what you mean about not thinking of marriage and kids - in my 20's I was adamant that I didn't want children but I got married, have children and am very, very glad but I didn't get breakfast in bed!

Sue Gee said...

Nothing much happened? It sounds like you had a PERFECT day! Its amazing that when something is commercialised it creates weird expectations and then we don't really know if they have been met or not! We do the American thing here - I think because SA was isolated due to sanctions and EQUITY actors union - the influences tend to come from the USA. So I have to wait till May to be breakfasted, lunched and gifted. Hope the appreciation comes daily till then!

Brown Dog said...

Indeed sounds like a lovely Sunday. Mine was largely spent editing my large collection of cardboard boxes and offloading them into the dump. Mind you, I did get breakfast in bed, which was nice (despite the crumbs...)

The Coffee Lady said...

It sounds fantastic.

Karen said...

A perfect celebration! Just lovely!