My daughter heard me complain about how blunt my knives were and bought me a much-needed knife sharpener as my Mother's Day gift and sharpened all my knives for me! The test of sharpness, according to the leaflet that came with the sharpener, was being able to make a clean cut in a piece of paper. I now have the sharpest knives in the west, I told her!
This has been my second Mother's Day I've been blessed to celebrate since the cancer diagnosis. It has been a lovely day. Daughter made me coffee in the morning. Several friends and cousins called to wish me a happy Mother's Day and I called one of my aunts to wish her. I picked some fresh flowers from the garden to place at the altar and the living room mantel, next to my mother's photograph.
Daughter and I had originally planned to go out to brunch, but we decided to go out to a late lunch, instead. I had invited one of my friends to join us, so, we picked her up on our way to the restaurant. I was afraid that the restaurant might be crowded, as Mother's Day tends to be a popular day for families to go out to eat. One year, we tried to go out for brunch, but the restaurants were so crowded, we just came home and made pancakes at home, instead! But the restaurant we went to, today, wasn't crowded at all. We were able to enjoy a nice meal and conversation. We had a choice of soup or salad with our meals and we all chose salad. Then, daughter had pasta with grilled chicken, my friend had fish and chips with cole slaw, and I had grilled chicken with teriyaki sauce, steamed vegetables, and mashed potatoes and gravy. Daughter and I had strawberry lemonade to drink, my friend preferred regular lemonade. We were too full for dessert, afterwards!
I invited my friend home to have a cup of tea, but she declined, so we dropped her off and came home. Then, daughter and I both took a long afternoon nap!
Later in the evening, I cooked the salmon steaks I had bought on Saturday. I sliced and sauted some onion and two of the tomatoes I had bought and added the salmon steaks which I seasoned with salt, pepper, lemon juice, and some tomato-basil seasoning mix a cousin had given me. Daughter ate the leftover pasta from her lunch for dinner; I had a piece of the salmon. We both had fresh cherries for dessert.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to celebrate Mother's Day with my daughter
- My friend's company
- My new knife sharpener and sharp knives!
- Fresh flowers from the garden
- Calls and emails from family and friends
Monday's To Do List:
- Put gas to the car
- Doctor's appointment
- Take the trash cans to the curb
- Buy cat litter
Going to keep the list short and sweet since daughter will be home and I want to keep the day free for us to spend time together.
How was your Sunday? What have you planned for Monday?