Monday, May 5, 2014

Mother's Day Musings

Enough already!  I can't turn on my computer, my television, my radio, or open a paper or magazine without being overwhelmed by offers.  Offers of gifts someone, somewhere, determined a "Mom" would want.

So I am going out on a limb here and speak for all mothers when I say, "No, Thanks!" to... edible bouquet with fruit dipped in chocolate unless Johnny Depp is holding it,
...expensive jewelry unless you have paid me back all of the money you owe me,
...a frozen yogurt maker unless it makes margaritas too and is fully loaded,
...bath salts unless I have enough time to use them without someone banging on the bathroom door,
...a plant unless you are going to water it,
...a big screen TV unless it only plays romantic comedies and home shows,
...a cookbook unless you are going to be the one using it,
...a coffee mug reading, "World's Best Mom," because we both know I am not in the running this year.
...products to make me look younger or thinner unless you have a death wish. 

How about a hug?

Note: All of the Mother's Day gifts were advertised last weekend.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Random Reasons to Smile

Seagull at Netarts Bay Oregon by Nancy Zavada

There is just something about this bird that makes me smile.  While he looks very serious and for good reason as bald eagles have been attacking his nesting area all day, I am just not buying it. 

I am sorry, Mr. Seagull, even with your "tough guy" face on, it's hard to believe you are ferocious with those pink, knobby knees.