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My Mother’s Day (Contest)
Monday, May 11th, 2020

UPDATE: The winner is…Mary Preston!

For gift-giving celebrations, my daughter and I like giving each other a bunch of little things rather than one big gift. It’s always been our thing. I love little tchotchkes, little figurines, pretty Post-Its, little bits of inexpensive jewelry, things I’ll clutter up my desk with.

My dd nailed it for Mother’s Day.

First, she gave me one of those engraved silver bar pendants with my mother’s name inscribed on it, with a little angel wing beside it and my mom’s birthstone-colored crystal on the other side. Perfect. We both got teary-eyed. I’ll wear it often. I have it on now.

Next, she got me the perfect coffee cup, right?

Lastly, she got me this little inch-and-a-half long figurine of a snail riding a turtle’s back. A long-running joke in my family is that I know only one joke. It’s true, and it goes like this:

What does the snail say as it rides on the turtle’s back?

Wait for it…


Yeah, I know. The lamest joke ever, but I remember it because of the imagery of that little snail going for a joyride. So, perfect! The kids couldn’t wait to see my expression, and of course, it joins all the snail figurines they’ve given me over the years that reside on my desktop!

Mother’s Day was almost perfect. The 15-year-old made breakfast for the moms—featuring French toast. Our dinner was carryout from our favorite Mexican restaurant.

However, mid-morning, our dryer went kaput. Not sure what The Powers That Be are telling us, but dang, it would konk out just as I NEEDED to wash my huge pile of laundry…


What’s your most memorable Mom’s Day Gift—either that you received or gave? Comment for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

14 comments to “My Mother’s Day (Contest)”

  1. Michelle
    · May 11th, 2020 at 9:07 am · Link

    Your MD sounds like it was very nice – and the dryer? That was just the cosmos telling you it was NOT the day to be doing laundry (even if you thought it was LOL!). Would you post a picture of the jewelry? It sounds really cool. I don’t have a memorable MD in my mind. I have three boys. I’m lucky they even acknowledge it (and two years ago, not a single one of them did, little twerps).

  2. Becky Ward
    · May 11th, 2020 at 9:37 am · Link

    Since neither my mom or my mother-in-law really wanted anything done for Mother’s Day when either was alive, don’t remember much for giving gifts except for my mother I remember giving plants. my mother-in-law usually went out for dinner so she wouldn’t have to cook. Both my mother and my mother-in-law just love spending time with us kids more than anything.

  3. Christine
    · May 11th, 2020 at 10:20 am · Link

    My most memorable gift to my mom was my first pay check and taking her out to lunch.

  4. Debra Guyette
    · May 11th, 2020 at 11:03 am · Link

    Mine was helping my grandson make gifts for his mother.

  5. Colleen C.
    · May 11th, 2020 at 11:55 am · Link

    I always have fun making special cards

  6. Laura
    · May 11th, 2020 at 11:55 am · Link

    My favourite was when my son bought me flowers to hang outside.

  7. Mary Preston
    · May 11th, 2020 at 4:45 pm · Link

    An olive tree instead of flowers. Yes, we get olives from the tree now.

  8. Amy
    · May 11th, 2020 at 5:33 pm · Link

    My daughter is an artist. My birthday is always the week before Mother’s day. One year she gave me flowers for my birthday. Then, I got a painting of the arrangement for Mother’s day!

  9. bn100
    · May 11th, 2020 at 7:30 pm · Link

    gave gift card

  10. flchen1
    · May 12th, 2020 at 2:21 am · Link

    One memorable gift is the one DD just gave me–she’s been playing with watercolor (I’ve showed her some of your photos, Delilah) and she made me a few special pieces just for me, and the sweetest note!

  11. Delilah
    · May 12th, 2020 at 9:09 am · Link

    Mary Preston! Where do you live? An olive tree sounds amazing. Wonder if I can grow one here…

  12. Jennifer Beyer
    · May 12th, 2020 at 8:09 pm · Link

    Years ago my husband surprised me with a blue and white vase from one of my favorite stores. It blew my mind! I totally would have bought it for myself. I still proudly display it.

  13. Kelley
    · May 16th, 2020 at 8:46 am · Link

    A mug my daughter gave me that said “World greatest Mom”

  14. Delilah
    · May 23rd, 2020 at 12:22 pm · Link

    I’m still impressed with that olive tree!

    The winner is…Mary Preston!

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