So, why did Mother's day come so early this year? It's coming this Sunday, May 8. So a short explanation is that Mother's day is one of those holidays that is not a set time. Mother's day falls on the second Sunday in May and guess what, this next Sunday is it.
Usually it's more in the middle of May which makes it so much easier to buy Mom (me) plants without the worry of a frost. They know my greatest wish for Mother's Day is flowers for my garden and they want to fulfill that wish every year without worry. Our latest frost date in Michigan is Memorial Weekend (we need to wait till then to plant Summer annuals) so this year I would be covering them up for a least a couple of weeks and hope they don't die.
So, I gave them an easy way out. Give me a gift certificate or money for flowers, then we will make a day of it and go flower shopping closer to the end of May. We will have a flower outing! Best Mother's day ever with the girls!
My to do list
Sometimes when I look at my to do list, I get freaked out and think there is no way I can get all this done. It mostly works out though in the end. Some days I'm overloaded so it just gets tacked on to the next day. A little work each day makes it manageable.
strawberry plants came in yesterday! I ordered from MIgardener. I going to plant them in a strawberry pot. I found some volunteer strawberries in a old bed yesterday so I 'm going to transfer the them to the bed of strawberries I have by the shed. Strawberries are everywhere!
plant edible pea seeds to grow up the arbor in the garden, transfer pepper plants in the greenhouse to bigger pots (too small yet), and mop the floor!
Clean the refrigerator, and start cleaning our bedroom from top to bottom
Friday- I'm sure I'll be still cleaning the bedroom, hopefully we will be on the bottom half and cleaning the carpet!
First though we are going to some sales either the M-15 garage sales or a subdivision sale.
Saturday-We are headed out for Mother's Day dinner, after that I can get dirty. I hate to go out to eat on the actual Mother's day because of the lines. My mother once said to me that it is just not relaxing and fun to wait for dinner. If the day is good and I'm not dead from all the cleaning and planting this past week, I'm going to paint the outdoor furniture.
Sunday- go to the zoo with husband, grandchildren, and daughters.
Talk plead with husband into helping me move more of those leaves in the neighbor's pile. I need help. We couldn't burn the pile of sticks last week because of the leaves. If I put them in a pile by our garden I could use them in between the rows to help keep down the weeds.
Tuesday-it's pouring down raining. So far I've cleaned the fridge and mopped the floor. I might start on the master bedroom if I feel like it.
Menu Plan: Easy dinners this week which will make getting this Spring work done easy!
Monday Sandwiches leftover from when we went fishing
Tuesday Out to eat (daughter's treat)
Wednesday chicken and dumplings
Thursday fried chicken wings, mashed potatoes, and green beans
Saturday Out to eat for Mother's Day
Sunday Picnic after the zoo.
Breakfast: Egg sandwiches, boiled eggs (I made six this morning so I can have them a couple of mornings), waffles, and oats.
According to how much energy and time I have this menu could change at any time (sometimes it's much to the delight of my husband). Looks good though doesn't it?