What is a Mother?
The meaning of being a mother is virtually endless. A mother is a protector, disciplinarian and friend. A mother is a selfless, loving human who must sacrifice many of their wants and needs for the wants and needs of their children. A mother works hard to make sure their child is equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to make it as a competent human being. Being a mother is perhaps the hardest, most rewarding job a woman will ever experience. Source: click here.
I decided to treat myself well this Mother’s Day (rather than wait for someone else to do something nice for me). I signed up for and paid for those watercoloring classes I had been longing to take for years. The class is a beginner class and I wouldn’t have been able to sign up for any of the other expert instructional classes this prestigious (and local) watercoloring studio was offering without it. (The next beginner lessons aren’t available till the fall. I would have lost this whole summer). $140 for the 3 week beginner course.
The beginner classes came with a supply list sheet. Naturally, of course, the instructor was requesting her students to purchase the most expensive items possible. Yet, she did include an ‘out’ clause and stated you could bring what you already had on hand and that her list was just a suggestion/recommendation. The teacher said her list would cost students between $100 and $150 dollars. Naturally, I found a less costly way.
Sunday morning, hubby said he is going to prepare my favorite breakfast: an asparagus frittata. Afterwards, we’re going to spend the day at a local public garden ($5 for seniors), once exclaimed by Martha Stewart herself to be: ‘a must see whenever someone comes to visit me in New York’. Recognized as one of the “world’s ten best gardens,” by Rory Stewart, the garden is:
Over fifty years in the making, it is the work of landscape architect Lester Collins, FASLA (1914 – 1993), with important contributions by his clients, artist and teacher Walter Beck and gardener and heiress Marion Burt Beck. At its core, Innisfree is about the individual’s experience in nature. Inviting exploration and even contemplation, Collins’ sweeping landscape merges the essence of Modernist and Romantic ideas with traditional Chinese and Japanese garden design principles in a form that evolved through subtle handling of the site and slow manipulation of its ecology. The result is a distinctly American stroll garden — a sublime composition of rock, water, wood, and sky achieved with remarkable economy and grace.
Hubs and I will be packing a lunch and are looking forward to spending Mother’s Day, in the garden. If you’d like to share what your day will be like, send us your adventures in a comment.
Happy Mother’s Day!