What a WONDERFUL day! Hubby surprised me with a lovely card signed by all the kids and a hand-screened kitchen towel of lupine on snowy white cotton. He said it wasn’t for the kitchen because getting something for the kitchen for mother’s day wasn’t cool, that we could use it maybe in our bathroom. But I decided kitchen is GOOD and hung it from an old hay fork pully, (how does one spell that?) and it is cheering up the kitchen. And on Saturday I dropped in to Megunticook Market to get something, say hi to Joshua, and he offered to cook dinner! WOOT!
Then, to my astonishment, in ADDITION, he said he and Ashley had a gift. A gift besides the meal? So I was told to come outside and close my eyes. DELIGHT! Hilarity! A promise I’d made to myself fulfilled by my oldest son! I’ve sworn for years I wanted a Travelocity roaming Gnome and a tacky pink flamingo. Sometimes the gnome would lead the flamingo, sometimes vice versa.
But we need to NAME THEM! I think the gnome may be Sven the Svelte (since he so obviously is not), but the flamingo? Someone suggested Nathan Lane’s character in Bird Cage / La Cage aux Folles, but Albert is sort of ehn. Hank Azaria’s charater’s name, Agador is a possibility. So what do all of you think? We totally need FUN names. A bit of swish might be good.
And the family portrait with Mom. We did this photo two years ago, but this year the black flies were more annoying! Gosh how they have changed!
LIFE IS GOOD! And do suggest names for the gnome and flamingo!