Well, hi there! Did you all have a good weekend? How ’bout all you mothers in countries that celebrated Mother’s Day? I had a perfect Mother’s Day Weekend — I got to see my boys!
I left on Friday morning and took some furniture and oddball things to TheSecondChild in Nashville. He got a job in a pharmacology lab a few months ago (I think I forgot to mention that!) and he’ll finally be moving into an apartment in a few weeks. After we unloaded all of his things, he took me to see the lab where he works. Here’s a pretty little statue that sits in the courtyard outside of the building where he works. (How cute are those babies?)
We also went on a little shopping spree to get a few things for the apartment. He’s so excited to finally have a place that will be clean. He’s been living in a temporary situation with a bunch of college seniors — and their place lives up to all the male-frat-house stereotypes. The roommates were all gone on a trip, so I stayed at the house with him and I’m sort of surprised I lived to talk about it. Ewwww. It was filthy! I offered to help him pick up, but he refused, so I held my nose and covered my eyes. (I’m kicking myself for not taking a picture of the sty — for posterity, you know.)
On Saturday, he took me around Nashville — it’s such a beautiful city! They’re an amazing community too — they’re all pulling together and working hard to recover from the awful floods. Outside of Nashville, we didn’t hear much about the floods — and more importantly, we didn’t hear about looting or rioting or begging for help. No wonder so many people want to live there!
TheSecondChild took me to a hill that looks out on the city. In the picture below, you can see the city skyscrapers in the background and all the big buildings in the middleground (on both sides of the trees in the middle) are part of Vanderbilt University. I was so surprised that the campus is so large — it doesn’t feel that big when you’re actually walking on campus.
On Saturday afternoon, I said goodbye to TheSecondChild and drove home as far as TheFirstChild’s and SweetiePie’s home. I was so pooped, I fell asleep on their couch. Very sad. I came home on Sunday and found a little surprise in the mail — some adorable crochet flowers from Ms. Bitty Bit herself. (Picture stolen from Ms. Bitty Bit.)
I won two cute flowers in a giveaway at Kim’s. I love them — Thank You Kim! You can make some too, as Kim is very kindly sharing the how-to here.
So, that’s all the excitement from ThimbleannaLand. Unless you think pulling weeds is exciting — I’ll be doing that all week after work each day. And then, as some of you know, I’ll be leaving this weekend for quilt market. I’m going to help Kellie with her booth. I’m also super excited because it’s been 10 years since we lived in Minneapolis and I can’t wait to visit some of the fun places that I loved so much when we lived there.
If you’re reading ahead…you can guess that I’m going to take a little blogging break. I’m pretty sure you have better things to do than read about my weeding this week and I don’t think I’ll blog during market, although who knows? So, I’ll plan on being back after market, when you’ll already have heard all about it from real bloggers who’ll give you the blow-by-blow. I’ll miss you while I’m gone and I’ll make it up to you by making you suffer through my report when I return. Have a great few weeks without me!
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