Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
~Henry David Thoreau

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Mother/Daughter Luncheon

I woke up at 6:55 and it was raining hard.
Was going to get up and then the next thing I knew it was 6:45.
It was 40 degrees, raining and windy.
Just didn't feel like walking in the cold rain and though it doesn't
happen often I took the day off from walking.

I finished the baby blanket for May.


Today was the Mother/Daughter luncheon and I picked up Liz
at 11:00 and off we went to the church.

We had a lovely time.
Took a quiz
Played a couple of games
Watched a little skit
A devotional was given
And we ate.

Our own daughter hasn't spoken to us in over 9 years now,
so it was especially nice that Liz wanted to go with me.
She is pretty inside and out and is such a blessing to us.


At home this afternoon I did some reading and knitting.
Made pizza dough in the bread machine and as
usual Ken made the pizza that we had for supper.

That's all I've got for today.
A happy day to you. 🤗
Thanks for stopping by.
👩🏻‍🦳 happyone ❤️

17 comments:

Tom said...

...a bittersweet time for you. Happy Mother's Day, Karen.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I am so sorry about your daughter. But am glad you have Liz. Sounds like you had a lovely day. The blanket is beautiful; and looks so soft.

Galla Creek said...

Happy Mother’s Day to you. It was 79 here today. Beautiful.

Mari said...

Glad you got to go to the luncheon and thankful you have Liz.
I'm sorry about your daughter. Our children can be the source of the greatest joy and greatest sorrow too. I've also had both.

Rose said...

I am so sorry about your daughter...and so thankful you have Liz in your life. I done commented on the baby blanket on your other blog, but will say it again here, this one is so beautiful.

Debi said...

I am so sorry about your daughter. Maybe someday that fence will be mended. I'm glad that you had Liz to go to the luncheon with you. I love your baby blankets, such a wonderful gift it will be. You posted on my blog that your parents lived in Indian Lake... my husband and I grew up in Newcomb. What a small world it is!

Vee said...

That's a long time for her to hold a grudge. Liz really is lovely. I am very glad that you had a good time together at the Mother's Day Luncheon. A quiz? Was it about knowing the other person? How Mother's Day began? I am trying to imagine.

ellen b. said...

Happy to hear about your great time at the Mother's Day event at church today. Sweet that you have a good relationship with Liz. I will pray for reconciliation between your daughter and you. You aren't alone...

Deb said...

Hi Karen. Yes, Liz is truly a blessing to you. Children not speaking to their parents is becoming more and more common, which is so very sad. As you know, you are not the only good parents dealing with this. Happy Mother's Day to you. You truly deserve it.

Hootin Anni said...

That's a shame about your own daughter, but life is as it is. I think at some time in everyone's family there is one! Liz is a pretty gal!!

Love the blanket!!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
I am glad you had a nice luncheon with Liz.
Happy Mother's Day! Have a great day and a happy new week!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Praying for you and your daughter. (And Liz and Ken).

Happy Mother's Day.

God bless always.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

I remember.... Bits.... About you being estranged from your daughter.

I'm a little "estranged" from our daughter, myself. Not totally. Just..... A long story, of course.

What a Joy, your daughter in law must be. And she is as pretty, as she is a Wonderful Part of Your Life. So nice to seeee her.

And btw, interestingly, my next door daughter in law is such a Joy to me/us, too!!!!! We "call her" our daughter. :-)

🌸 🌹 🌷 🌸

Ruta M. said...

As others have already said it must be a bitter sweet day for you. A blessing that Liz has become a lovely member of your family and that they live so close by. It makes me sad at times that our boys are so far away.

Granny Marigold said...

I'm so glad you have Liz ( and David) living close by. So good that Liz accompanied you to the Mother/daughter luncheon and that you enjoyed your time there. We also have a somewhat similar situation in our family and it's difficult.

William Kendall said...

I'm sorry about your daughter.

Jeanette said...

I'm sorry about your daughter. I wondered because you never mention her but I was afraid to ask. I can't imagine my mother doing anything that would have caused me to stop talking to her. I'm so glad you have Liz! She is a doll and a blessing too!