My guests will always know they are welcome to come on in and sit a spell. This triggered me to realize that I have pineapples in several rooms in my house. Here are some of my favorite pineapple decorations.
20. Be polite. Say thank you and you're welcome.
19. Be nice and play well with others
18. Wash behind your ears.
17. Always wear clean underwear in case you are in an accident.
16. Don't go near the water.
15. Don't let other people take advantage of you.
14. Stand up for what you believe in.
13. Don't stay out too late.
12. Have a good time.
11. What were you thinking?
10. Did I not teach you better than that?
9. Play good now.
8. Share your things.
7. Your face is going to freeze like that.
6. Don't make me come over there.
5. Just wait until your father comes home.
4. Don't make me count to three.
3. Let Mommy kiss it and make it all better.
2. Sit up straight and quit slouching.
And the #1 most important thing a mother says: "I LOVE YOU!"
- Sitting on the patio in the swing with Allen in the evenings
- Polishing my toes and fingernails to match
- Shopping for yarn.
- My daily bubble bath
- A new hair style
- Coloring my hair
- Rubbing a new lotion on my arms and legs
- Smelling jasmine and honeysuckle
- Walking down to the river
- Sitting under the weeping willow tree
- Watching Country Music videos
- Buying silk panties (too much info?)
- Putting on warm fuzzy socks on cold winter evenings
- Sitting in the sun with my eyes closed
- Sitting at the edge of the ocean with the waves licking at my feet
- Driving through Cades Cove
- Planting flowers and smelling their sweet fragrance
- Going for a Sunday drive
- Eating fried chicken, mashed potatoes with brown gravy, and corn on the cob
- Drinking an ice cold Pepsi on a hot summer day
Those are my top 20 things that make me smile. What are yours? I'd love to know what makes you relaxed and happy. Send me your list to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post a list of the ones we all have in common.
Another special Mother in my life, was my mother-in-law. She has been gone almost 20 years and we miss her dearly. She had heart problems, but had been through successful surgery and lived a normal life for many years after the surgery. My father-in-law came home from work one day and she was on the couch with the phone receiver laying beside her. She had passed away and her death came as a great shock to us all. We wanted her with us for many more years to come.She was the best mother-in-law a wife could have. She was always there for us. She loved me and I loved her. She was so easy to talk to. She had a warm smile, a gentle laugh and a nice tight hug to show you what you meant to her. She never interfered in our lives, but she was there if we needed her. Allen worked 4 ten hour days and was off every Friday. All the years that he worked that schedule, when Friday rolled around, he would head to his Mom's on Friday morning for a cup of coffee and a visit with just the two of them. She was a special lady and her passing left a void in our lives that nothing will ever fill.