Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day!

Since we will all travel back home tomorrow on Sunday, today was our mother's day with our son and his family.  Loyce spent it with our DIL doing what she does best!!!!  Going Shopping!!

They left about 10 AM or so, and us guys hung back at home to do what us guys do..........  No not shopping....  But Ben began to pull the many weeds that grow in the rocks that make up our steep yard here at the lake.

I mixed up some weed poison in the sprayer and my grandson Caden and his dad went at it.  We had decided to spruce up the little flower bed in front of the house, so I needed flowers.

That sent me into town to the local Lowe's store in search of Knock Out Roses.  I purchased them along with some little yellow annuals and some begonias for the flower bed.  The roses grow almost like weeds here in the Missouri soil, so we know they will eventually fill in the spots where the annuals are now planted.

But first I had to get 6 bags of that red mulch that all of us neighbors use here at the lake.   Seemed to be kind of slow as we planted the flowers, and of course we needed one more rose bush to finish the planting bed.

As we were on our way back to the garden store, we passed the girls coming home.  It wasn't too long, that we had a text message on Ben's phone that Loyce really liked her flower garden.  After acquiring the last rose bush, we returned home to find that she was out taking pictures of the plantings.  Its amazing what $100 worth of flowers and bushes can do as a present on Mother's Day.

Tonight we returned to our favorite Bar B Que here in Lake Ozark, Bandana's.  This is a chain from St. Louis.  I have blogged several times about their meals in the past, but we always enjoy a dinner from this place.  Even the kids will finish their plate with no questions asked.  Loyce and I had chopped pork and smoked sausage with baked potato and greenbeans with onions in them.  Two big pieces of garlic texas toast come piled on top of the plate.  Yum.........

So Happy Mother's day with your mom if she is still with us, and if not like Loyce and I, we will spend a moment remembering all that our mothers did for us while they were alive.....

Retired Rod


  1. I have a bed out front of the barn that needs some attention. I thought about an Arizona and cactus.

    Joe and Sherri

  2. Ditto on the shopping. Flowers and bushes for the garden always seem to be a very welcome gift. Happy Mother's Day to Loyce.

  3. What a thoughtful gift-and a gift of love! I am sure my sister loved it! Happy Mother's day to my sis!

  4. butterbean carpenterMay 18, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Howdy Rod,

    The next time you use Texas in a sentence be sure and CAPITALIZE it, please!!!

    1. Whoa, I didn't think that texas toast had anything to do with the STATE of TEXAS.... They just call it that cause its big like Texas... We have texas toast in all the rest of the states too!! Sorry if it ruffled any feathers......


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