Mother’s Day (mothers day? where does the bloody apostrophe go?) is almost over for another year and this year I got to help mum celebrate in a way I really didn’t think would ever happen.

I don’t know if that says more about my pessimism or what a turnaround mum has made in the last two years… but mum has honest-to-goodness gone a full 360; from rock bottom to being a picture of health. I rooly truly hope I’ve got mum’s genes, I’ll be a shoe-in to get a telegram from the Queen on my 100th birthday.

Yesterday mum got day release and I chauffered her to our place for a visit. She hasn’t been here since we moved in at Christmas time and I knew she was itching for a sticky beak. I got a hot tip that she was missing a good corned beef and we whipped some up in the slow cooker for a hot lunch.

Two years ago I wasn’t even sure if mum would be around for much longer, and here she is, out and about and holding court at the dining table.

For added bonus, I got to see my sister and her family for a quick hot chocolate yesterday.

We’re about to head out the door for Dan’s mum’s mother’s day treat at one of her favourite restaurants. Happy mother’s day to all the mums, new mums, mums to be and mums lost. Today’s especially hard for mums who have lost children; hope you find peace today.

Mother's Day 2012
Mum hoing down on a scone with fresh jam and cream
Mother's Day 2012 brunch
My sister ordered this at the coffee shop; had me wishing we weren’t having a big hot lunch!
family brunch
An Instagram from brunch

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8 thoughts on “Mothers Day 2012

  1. This recount of Mothers Day gave me a lump in my throat.

    Wonderful day. xx

    Posted on 13 May 2012 at 6:18 pm
  2. Glad your mum got to hold court again.

    Enjoy the rest of your day xx

    Posted on 13 May 2012 at 6:27 pm
  3. *hug*

    Posted on 13 May 2012 at 6:46 pm
  4. Oh Spunky, this made me smile widely, how wonderful! I couldn’t be happier for your lovely Mama, I bet that felt good being able to show her your home and spoil her with some goodies. Lovely photos, all looks delicious. What a remarkable turn around, she’s a trooper.
    Beautiful post xoxo

    Posted on 14 May 2012 at 5:40 pm
  5. Go Mrs K, so proud of her for coming so far and of you for being there through it and coming out smiling.
    Looks like an awesome day with great food and family, just perfect xoxo

    Posted on 15 May 2012 at 1:17 pm
  6. Awww. That’s wonderful to hear about your Mum’s turn-around (yay Mrs. Laura!), and I’m so glad that you all had a lovely day :)

    Posted on 24 May 2012 at 4:56 pm
  7. Hi clever lady,
    It’s taken me a while, but how gorgeous are photos and story!
    Love x

    Posted on 30 May 2012 at 9:04 am
  8. Great news about your Mum, made me miss my mine a bit. Next time we meet up it’s jam and cream scones all the way. xxx

    Posted on 6 June 2012 at 7:46 pm