When my Mother passed away several years ago, I was going through her things and found quite a few items that she had obviously put away to use for some special occasion, but actually never used.
Last night, we had some friends over for dinner. When deciding how to
set the table, I decided to use our "good" china. When I got married,
thirty something years ago, I thought that everyone registered for
china. So, we registered for china. More everyday dishes would have
been a wiser choice, but being young and naive, I did what I thought I
was supposed to do. Don't get me wrong, the china is very nice and
formal. But since our wedding, I think that it has been used maybe,
three times. It just wasn't practical to use for family dinners and
with four kids it wasn't even an option. The big family get togethers
had many more family members than I had dishes at all. So we used paper
plates most of the time because I never really enjoyed doing dishes
that much. But last night, I decided that it would be nice to actually
use the china before I died, and my children used it for the family get
together after my funeral before they found some way to discard of it.
It actually made the evening rather special and I plan to use my china
on many other occasions. Come to think of it, there are several other
things that I think I will begin using and not just save for some rainy
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
This weekend our oldest Grandson ( 8 years) is coming over to spend the night. We are planning on doing some fun things with him, such as going to the lake to find the birds, going to the planetarium, and if he still wants to, working in the yard. He loves to learn about the plants and also loves digging in the dirt. What can I say??
Have a wonderful weekend!
Also, three days ago, our poppies started blooming. The first day there was one lone white poppy. The next day, a red appeared in the same bed. But yesterday, we had two whites, three reds and a bright pink. I can't wait until we are in full bloom.
Some of my Grandkids were visiting yesterday and had a wonderful time looking at and picking some of the poppies. The wind also did a number on them so I don't have many pictures of them yet.
This is the best time of year for me to take pictures of flowers. As soon as my company leaves, I will be out in the yard every day that I possibly can, taking pictures. I also get various insects as well as the gorgeous flowers that my wonderful husband has planted.
As the days go by, I will be adding some of these pictures to my shop, Note Cards and Photos by Theresa .