Mother’s Day, Planting and Some Bacon

Here we are, Saturday morning, I have had a pot of coffee, no exaggeration, and I am ready to go. Fair warning, this is going to be a rambling post.

I was watching Dateline this morning, of course, and came to the realization that if I were accused of a crime I would have no alibi. Alone, home, watching television, is apparently not a solid alibi. The dog would be useless and the cats would sell me down the river. Gleefully. 

Just so everyone knows I have done nothing, I am innocent! ok, enough of my proclamations for the day, well, maybe not, we’ll see.

I have to go to Home Depot today, why you ask, good question. There comes a time in every woman’s life that she has to make a decision. Roses or tomato plants, I am going with tomato plants. I don’t believe I have a rose thumb but I do believe I can grow tomatoes and Elizabeth Anne is bringing me tomato plants. So there’s that, and I really don’t believe I can grow roses. They take a lot of work, my grandmother grew amazingly beautiful roses. I don’t have that kind of patience.

If you have seen Steel Magnolias you will understand what I am saying. So I need pots, cages and soil, that entails a trip to Home Depot. I would have gone yesterday but I went to Costco and got frozen and refrigerated things. Even though I had them in a cooler in my trunk I wasn’t comfortable leaving them in the car to go into another store. Why not go home, unload and go back out, another good question. You see I live far away from those stores and didn’t feel like making the trek out again.

I have also started Stormie’s food for the week, yes, I make her food, we have covered that, focus. I am also making twisted bacon, if you have not tried this with your bacon I highly suggest it. The bacon just hits differently, you take parchment paper, line a baking sheet, twist the bacon and put it in the oven at 350. 20 minutes, turn the bacon, for thick sliced it takes about an hour, thin sliced about 40 minutes. This is so good, I promise you will not be disappointed. 

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, this is always a bittersweet day for me, I am happy to be a mom, sad I don’t have my mom.

I am sad and yet happy she is where she is, she is with my dad and two of her sons and two grandsons. She is having the best time ever, I fully expect to see her again. 

Being a mom is the best thing I’ve ever done in my life, my three children are amazing. I wish I could take full credit for how they turned out, but they do have a good dad who contributed as well.

They are all steady, stable adults who do not court drama in their lives. They are independent and successful in their personal and business lives. They really do make a mother proud, they are each opinionated and vocal with their opinions. They get that from me, they also get their sense of loyalty from me, they also get their clear vision from me. Vision to cut through nonsense and see what is really there, vision to make the best decisions for their lives. 

They get their business sense from their dad, he is an excellent businessman. They get a few other things from him but this is about mom’s so I’ll wax on about the things they get from me today. 

I am so proud of them and can hardly wait to see them tomorrow. 

I hope everyone has a great mother’s day and if you are not able to be with your mom, for whatever reason, I hope you have great memories of her to help you through the day.

I will sign off for now as Home Depot beckons, as usual any comments, questions or criticisms can be left here or sent to me at

Oh and Hi China!! I didn’t forget you!

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