In the United States, yesterday was Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, our eldest daughter Dee is in New York and couldn’t be with us. However, our youngest daughter Shannon and her husband Mike came on Friday and spent the night. Naturally, the dogs came, too, for the early Mother’s Day celebration.
What a treat to have them here. We had Chinese food followed by donuts for dessert. (I am a donut fiend, and I once wrote a piece called “Desperate for Donuts.”)
We spent quite a bit of time on the patio. Luckily, this spring the black flies—those biting scourges of the north—aren’t too bad. A real gift for Mother’s Day. Nothing like having a cloud of bloodthirsty insects swarming around your head to ruin a celebration.
That night, we played a cooperative board game called The Big Book of Madness.
We had a lot of fun with this game.
After playing The Big Book of Madness, we talked late into the night about all the things we love—books, games, movies, and television. It’s wonderful to have Shannon and Mike within driving distance of us. When they lived in North Carolina, we didn’t see them very often.
A sweet, sweet way to celebrate Mother’s Day early.
60 thoughts on “A Very Happy Mother’s Day”
I’m pleased for you
Great that you had one daughter for Mother’s Day weekend.
It certainly was!
A lovely family celebration, it seems.
Hi. Are there Dunkin’ Donuts stores in your area? There are many of them, maybe ten or more, within five miles of my house.
Yes, there are Dunkin’ Donuts in my area, but that donut came from Massachusetts, from a bakery near where my daughter and son-in-law live. Excellent donuts!
💕💕💕💕 Glad that we could come up!!
It great to read you could have such a lovely – and loving – mother’s day celebration 🙂 This is the first in forty-four years that I haven’t had a child visit me: my two sons live abroad now and my daughter is far away in Cape Town. Far from being sad though, they all contacted me during the day – wonderful!
A very loving and lovely Mother’s Day. And, yes, having the children get in touch for holidays makes all the difference.
Sounds like your Mother’s Day went well, Laurie! I love donuts, too, ha!
A really nice Mother’s Day, and that donut was the perfect dessert.
What a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day Laurie and that doughnut looks delicious! 💜
A great way to spend Mother’s Day, and to quote my Yankee husband, that donut was pretty darned good.
Lovely to have your daughter visit!
It certainly was.
That did look like a tasty donut.
It was indeed!
Donuts, yum!! 🙂
A rare but oh so delicious treat.
I had a happy Mother’s Day too! One of our daughters lives nearby and it is lovely to have family nice and close on the day.
It certainly is!
That donut looks worthy of a decentc
Whoops…decent celebration. Sounds lije
What a happy Mother’s Day celebration you had, Laurie. A weekend having fun and eating favourite food with the ones we love. What could be better than that 🙂 Sorry Dee couldn’t be with you in person. My elder daughter can’t often be with me on Mother’s Day or my birthday but she always remembers me.
You bet! And the remembrance means so much.
Such clumsy fingers… Like a fantastic way to spend a weekend. (Sorry, don’t think my piffling comment rated the attempts 😔)
No worries! My fingers are often clumsy, too.
Chinese food and donuts sound delicious. I’m glad you could celebrate with at least one of your offspring. Same here.
Always wonderful to celebrate with our best beloveds.
What a lovely celebration of family!
It certainly was!
That sounds like a lovely Mother’s Day. In my estimation, a good donut can be part of any meal. 🙂
Let’s hear it for donuts! I don’t have them very often, but I sure do love them.
Happy for you 😀
What a fabulous day and love Chinese food and donuts!!! It’s wonderful they live closer for more visits and that you share so many interests. Hate those flies!!!😁
A fabulous day is right! Those ding-dang black flies are a trial, that’s for sure. Nice that they aren’t too bad this year. I would put them in the mild nuisance range. Some years they are so bad that they are in the drive-you-insane range. Good thing they only last for a month.
Biting black flies are a scourge; I’m glad you were able to celebrate without them! Is that pastry on the plate called a donut up there? I know it has another name, but I don’t have a clue what it is — I can’t remember it just now. In any event, it looks delicious: as delicious as the family time you shared.
It is definitely called a donut up here. 😉 Pretty darned good as my Yankee husband would say.
I’m glad you enjoyed your special day, Laurie.
Thanks, Tanja. A finest kind of day as we would say in Maine.
oh-what a nice day! I am glad to read joyful news. I like the way you celebrate. love Michele
Thanks, Michele! Such a nice day.
Loving the look of that donut (aka “doughnut” on this side of the Pond) 😊
Delicious however it is spelled.
An idyllic celebration, Laurie … food, company & a game!
I remember seeing this game on Carol Ann’s page and thinking it looks like good fun … and now, I see it in your space. Hmmmm.
I do remember you are a fellow donut aficionado – a good bomboloni is such delight! Yours is filled with raspberry cream?
A fun, fun game! Carol Ann steered us right. Yes, the donut was filled with raspberry cream. Yum!
What a wonderful treat. As always the simple pleasures are best.
They really are, especially in our family.
Hi, Laurie – I’ve just reemerged into the blogging world and its wonderful to catch up. Your Mother’s Day sounds lovely. Family, time on the patio, board games, Chinese food and donuts. Seriously, what could be better?
Right? What a day! And welcome back. I’ve missed reading your blogs.
It sounds like you had a very enjoyable Mother’s Day, Laurie. There’s nothing like being with family.
I did! Wonderful to be with family.
I am hearing more about cooperative games, from families with children, or who are gamers. I’m glad to see that we might be evolving out of the zero-sum game mode of the past 40,000 years (?). If society exists in another 40,000 years, we might make some progress. 😉 – Oscar
Those cooperative games are so much fun. Started playing during the pandemic when staying home was the thing. Now, we like them so much, we might even call ourselves gamers.
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