Monday, May 11, 2009

Go Ahead, Make my Mutha's Day

For years, my kids have treated me to breakfast in bed for Mother's Day. It's always been pretty interesting to see what I might get. I've had cereal with the milk poured on it a good 15 minutes before it was ever brought to me, burnt toast, and giant glasses of OJ that look like a super sized big gulp container. One year I was blessed with a fermented chocolate covered strawberry (Diana had bought it 3 or 4 days ahead of time and hid it in her room, rather than the fridge, so I would be surprised...I was, but not in the way intended.). Along with the fermented berry was a massive plate of scrambled eggs garnished with a wilted piece of basil. I know all the meals are presented with love and to the best efforts of the progeny so I receive them as such. The strawberry/basil year had to be one of my favorites for the humor factor though. It's a fond memory of food gone wrong.

This year I was given a scrambled egg, sausage, biscuits and OJ with a silk rose (which Calypso informed me needed to be returned to her room upon completion of breakfast). Diana did the eggs and sausage. Calypso did the biscuits, and Isaac wanted to make sure I knew he poured the OJ. It was all very yummy.




After I finished waking up and got a shower they were anxious to present me with the gifts. First was a card with a schedule of times for the local pistol range...and a box containing a 9mm handgun. How heartwarming is it to look into the faces of my family as the punks and their father give their mama firearms to commemorate her years of devotion? I laughed most heartily at the irony of it. I felt lucky. And I must say, it sets off my French manicure nicely, don't you think?


After I holstered my piece they led me out to a second gift. If you recall, my 20 year old hand mixer died a couple months ago during Pi Day celebrations. Three years ago when I demolished my arm I asked for a particular appliance to facilitate my baking mania. Upon the demise of my hand mixer my hints became exponentially more pronounced and far less subtle. They progressed from, "The hand mixer is dead, long live the Kitchenaid." to "I will not be purchasing a new mixer unless it's a Kitchenaid. Baking of birthday cakes will be suspended until such time as I have the proper tools to do so."
Being as brilliant as they are, my family caught my drift and the punks and their father made my day.

Here's my new baby.

The girls made a dinner of spaghetti and meatballs, with salad and garlic bread and chocolate cake for dessert. We all watched episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus after dinner. It was a good day and I am grateful to my family for the love they gave, more than any material thing.

38 comments:

G-Man said...

It's all in the presentation...

G-Man said...

Oh...Am I first for once? hehehehe

I can say this ...You look RADIANTLY happy Michelle!!!!!

Food, Recreation, and A Kitchen Aid, and mixed in with a few 'other' things, makes for a Perfect Mother's Day.

You deserve it Limey...G

KFarmer said...

Heavens! What a thoughtful family have :)

Darling, you struck gold eerr, silver! You are gonna LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!

Happy Wonderful Mothers Day :)

furiousBall said...

i got it! my superhero name...

sausage heart!

Cocotte said...

Sounds like a great day!

Ananda girl said...

Sounds perfect. You have a wonderful family. The gun gift tickled me. I have not fired a gun in years, but there was a time when I enjoyed going to the range. Hope you have fun. I am sure you will.

for a different kind of girl said...

Gah! They had me at the sausage heart, but then the rest of your day!? What a great Mother's Day you had!

Suldog said...

Congratulations on what sounds like a wonderful day! I never pictured you as the type to be carrying, but I must say it looks right at home in your hand :-)

Suldog said...

Hah! And now I understand why you weren't worried about riding the Orange Line when you visited Boston :-)

Cooper said...

i hope the two of you will be very happy together...now, get baking!!

Jeni said...

Oh man! A KitchenAid mixer! That is absolutely fantabulous. I have a big stand mixer, one of the expensive ones, that the guy I was engaged to back in the early 80s gave me for Christmas one year but it is about shot now and I really need another stand mixer. But, if any of my kids or all three of them even got together and presented me with one, the joy would be overshadowed by my fears of what bank they must have robbed to be able to buy it or else, who has a credit card with that much purchasing power left on it? That comes under the header of things I'll buy when I hit the lottery. But doesn't stop me from wanting it all the same. Congrats on a great gift and to your family for comprehending your subtle hints too.

S said...

A real gun?

:O

Blink blink

:O

Um....

How'd they make those heart shaped bikists anyway?

EmBee said...

When I got my Kitchen-aid mixer several years ago, I walked around the house while the mixer whirled away, unassisted, on some cake batter and announced to all:
"I'm makin' a cake, I'm makin' a cake!... Look at me, NO HANDS and I'm makin' a cake!"

Can't wait to see the deliciousness you come up with, using your new toy!
:-)

Shadow said...

you've been spoilt! as you should be...

BTExpress said...

The 9mm for Mother's Day is a new one to me. LOL

Desmond Jones said...

Guns AND Monty Python?

I'm. . . I'm. . . excuse me a second, I'm a little verklempt. . .

What a cool Mother's Day!

(And just so you know, I did catch the Dirty Harry 'lucky' reference. . .)

lime said...

gman, i was delirious

kfarmer, i'd have to agree

furiousball, i really thought you'd be baconheart ;)

cocotte, twas indeed

ananda, i do enjoy target shooting

fadkog, lol, the sausage and biscuits were just too cute for words

suldog, i wasn't packing heat in boston but yeah, i'd be the type.

cooper, i picture a long happy (and fattening) life together

jeni, mine is a refurb so it was a real bargain, which makes it even better

s, heart shapped cookie cutters off course :)

embee, i thuink i may need to do that same dance! i love it

shadow, i do feel a bit spoiled

btexpress, lol, for me too!

desmond, tie dye, guns, MP, and home made baked goods...yep, that's me in a bewildering combo. glad you caught the dirty harry ref ;)

mssolitaire said...

awesome!!!! You definitely deserve a wonderful mother's day... nice piece! :)

TorAa said...

Heavenly breakfast, a pistol (!) and wow - what a kitchen machin;)))

Well off, I understand.

here in Norway we do not have Mothers day, like you have.

btw. sorry for been a lousy commenter in the past. We have moved to our Summer Home, and are very busy. Lot's of thing happening in the Family - positive.
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(M)ary said...

wow looks like a toy gun, altho i bet in person it looks much more real gun-ish...oh crap.this comment is going nowhere!

well, anyway,any photos from the gun range? did you shoot up your target?

hey, you could use your mixer to bake some large biscuits which someone could throw up in the air and you could shoot them down, hence using both of your mother's day gifts at the same time.

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Beach Bum said...

Nice pistol, but I would never give my wife one. Just too many damn things that can go wrong with that scenario, and they all involve me injured.

Mona said...

wow! Your family seems to have made your day :)

endangered coffee said...

I'ma thinkin' I need to buy Mrs. EC a new mixer for her B'Day. Ours didn't even make it five years, though I think it was due in part to storing it in an unheated hallway during the winter.

Breazy said...

the mixer was the best mother's day gift! I wished my family had purchased the red one for me, I have been asking for it for a while now.

Glad yo had a good mother's day!

lime said...

solitaire, me and apj, huh? ;)

tor, no worries, friend. i know your life has been busy lately

mary, you...are..a...genius! no gun range pics yet tho.

beach bum, interesting story about that here....

mona, they did :)

ec, uh, yeah, i am thinking the storage area could have contributed.

lime said...

breazy, i hope you get one sooner rather than later

Fred said...

I'm going to have to rethink this Mother's Day thing. We decided on no gifts for the Mom or Dad day so we can save a few pennies for our summer vacation. I like your version much better.

Jazz said...

That mixer...

I'm green with envy. Positively GREEN

citizen of the world said...

Breakfast in bed is a lovely tradition and that is a fantastic mixer.

Seamus said...

Yer not gonna shoot the Kitchenaid if it acts out are you?

Cheesy said...

Hey sweets! That gun way outranks the fog lights and nut driver set from my Mum's day past's- Very cool... now~~~

Is it a bowl lift or a head recline model? Email me with your home addy dear I have a little treat for your new baby!

Moosekahl said...

I can't stop giggling! I want to come shoot with you. I think that is so cool that they got you a handgun! Your family rocks. I would make more use of that then the mixer...I wouldn't know where to start with the mixer.

misticblu said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day!!

I can't wait to see pics of spent targets and pretty cakes.

James Goodman said...

Sweet gun! and sweet mixer. Now if you can just figure out how to use both at the same time... safely. :D

Hilary said...

Sounds like it was a perfectly sweet day.

Jocelyn said...

Wow. You are so properly loved.

The gun is going to make me laugh for, like, ever.

The Zombieslayer said...

What a cool Mother's Day. 9mm, mixer, and Monty Python. Three things I love very much. :)

That food looks yummy too.

Last time I used a mixer like that, was at my real estate agent's house and made some focaccia bread from scratch, yeast and all. Except I think his was yellowish. Must have been a different brand.

The 9mm looks like the same size as the Glock 26.

Well, now I got "I'm a Lumberjack and I'm OK" going through my head.