Tuesday, May 13, 2014

When It's Mother's Day Weekend . . . . {Tuesday Ten Linkup}

This Week's Tuesday Ten topic is Ten Things I Love About My Mom.  However, I've decided to change it up just a bit because I have a Mother's Day story to share.  Let it be known, however, that my mom is absolutely wonderful and I could easily list ten things that I love about her.  In fact, last year I wrote about Ten Things I Learned From My Mom, so if you want to hear about my fabulous mom or if you are feeling like reading something sentimental, you can cheek out that post.

For today, I'm going to tell you about my Mother's Day with a little 10 verse story reminiscent of some of my favorite children's books -

1) When it's Mother's Day weekend, a mom will likely ask her family to pitch in with the household chores.  She'll give them each a list.

2) She'll put vacuuming on her husband's list and he will vacuum extremely thoroughly, including moving furniture to vacuum behind and under couches.

3) While he's vacuuming, he will realize that the carpet in one room is in particularly bad condition.  (Even though the mom has been mentioning for a couple years that she would like to change the carpet and walls and furniture in that room.)

4) When the husband realizes the carpet in that room is in particularly poor condition, he will decide very impulsively that it needs to be changed - NOW!  So, he will take the whole family to Lowe's Home Improvement store to order carpet tiles and purchase tools necessary for removing carpet.  He will also get some paint samples to try on the walls.

~As an aside here, let it be know that children (at least my children) get very excited about impending home renovation projects.

5) On Mother's Day morning, the husband will give the mom a lovely gift of some pajamas she had her eye on (because, yes, when this is your life you actually WANT pajamas as a Mother's Day Gift.)  The children will give her heartfelt homemade gifts and the family will go to church together.  Then, the family will go to lunch together and everything will be just lovely.

6) When the family gets home, they will all put on "work clothes" and head out the the room where the carpet needs to be replaced and, using the tools purchased the previous day, the family will proceed to strain and sweat while they rip out the existing carpet and scrape the adhesive residue off the tile hidden underneath.

7) Then, the family will go out to get supper at Wendy's because everyone is too tired to cook and they need to go back to Lowe's for one more thing anyway.

8) Eventually, the family will return home.  The children will complain about not being able to watch TV in the room that is now under renovation, but will excitedly offer to help paint the walls in said room.

9) Finally, the family will all get showers and go to bed with a room that is in disrepair and still needs to be scraped, painted, and re-carpeted.  The Mom will wonder silently if all that will actually get completed before the next Mother's Day.

10) And, the mom will also silently vow NOT to ask her husband to vacuum next year on Mother's Day weekend because, when you ask your husband to vacuum on Mother's day weekend, there is no telling what kind of project he will begin (perhaps in an effort to get out a vacuuming the next time around!)!

I'm trying to add a little humor to what could be considered a very awful Mother's day.  Truthfully, though, I didn't mind it.  I got some lovely gifts such as the aforementioned Soma pajamas, a sweet homemade book from two of my girls, and a handmade scarf from the oldest.  I also got a beautiful hanging basket of flowers in my favorite color - purple.  We really did have a delightful lunch as well.  And, although I admit I had visions of sitting on the couch all afternoon with my feet up and my computer in my lap, embarking on this project was kind of fun and we got LOTS of quality family time together with plenty of smiles and giggles.  Plus, at the end of it all (which hopefully won't actually take until next year!), I will get the renovated room I have been asking for for a long time!

I hope all of you had a lovely weekend and, if you're a mom, grandmother, or mom-like person to others, I hope you got exactly what you wanted!

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Teresa Danner Kander said...

I love your story....and at least you spent the whole day together as a family...and I'll bet it's a memory none of you will soon forget! :)

Janine Huldie said...

Totally just made me happy I did end having to vacuum yesterday morning after a very long weekend and that my husband didn't pick up the vacuum Sunday after all! But seriously, glad you got some family time and in the end all turned out well :)

Kenya G. Johnson said...

LOL, my husband is not a DIY-er in the house. They only time he did crazy things like cleaning light bulbs and dusting in places that have never seen the light of day is immediately after he retired. So glad that was a one time thing. He and Christopher did some much need outside stuff on Saturday which included that nasty spring residue on the porch and chairs. And there's always one more thing to go get at Lowes - several times.

Ginnymarie said...

Oh, my goodness, what a day! I bet you will love your new carpet when it is all said and done! I need new carpeting in my living room, but my husband isn't about to tear it out anytime soon!

Dana said...

I often feel like my life is like this, Lisa. Although my husband would NEVER consider replacing the carpet himself. I hope your project gets completed soon...maybe as a surprise when you are at Blog U?

Tiffany MrsTee Haywood said...

Wow! What a great day! That totally sounds like something my Hubby would do...spurts of DIY and when it happens it happens Right Then...LOL Bonus for the pajamas and gifts ... :) I'm sure your new room will be lovely!

MamaRabia said...

Wow! That's not quite the Mother's Day I would have been expecting either! I hope you get the room put back together soon. Make sure to take pictures of the renovation so you can get a couple blog posts out of it! LOL!

Roshni Aamom said...

LOL!! That sounds just like something my husband would do too!! Ah well! I do hope you get that room back in better shape than ever very soon!

Stephanie Sprenger said...

LOVE. :) Mother's Day isn't always perfect, eh? Mine was far, far from it. In fact, I will respectfully NOT link up my post about how I spent Mother's Day weekend. :)

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Definitely a memory we will remember for a long time!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Thanks Janine!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Always! My hubby is very handy, but usually just doesn't have the time. Hopefully, this one won't take too long!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

I'm sure I will love it - it's the process of getting there that might do me in! :-)

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Hopefully, before BlogU! Hubby has promised me two weeks - we'll see!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Thanks Tiffany! I have learned that when he has an impulse, I just have to ride it out so I don't miss the chance tog et something done.

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Definitely! Will have to post pics when it is complete. Goal is to finish painting this week, so when the tiles come in we can put them down.

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

It will be lovely when it is finished!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

I read that you were sick! You poor thing. I thick I would rather be pulling up carpet that what you went through with that doctor. Hope you are feeling better now!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

It is interesting how their personalities seem ti "click" with certain adults.

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Thanks, Stacey! Order is tough when you have kids - I just don't understand how they are not bothered by the mess. My hubby doesn't really understand the blogging thing either, but at least he is pretty supportive anyway!

Tamara Bowman said...

All happily linked up!
I think this sort of story could definitely happen in our house. Projects and cleaning make you notice other projects and things to be cleaned. And Wendy's for dinner sounds delicious, actually.

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

I will not remove it because I love that post! I know it will be wonderful when it is finished - I just don't deal well with things being out of order. Hubby has promised two weeks and, since he says this post made fun of him, I'm guessing he will bend over backwards if he has to to stick to that time line and prove me wrong! :-)

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

It actually was a good dinner and I didn't have to cook it! I have so many projects on my list right now - closets to clean and organize, rooms to paint. Maybe it will all get done eventually!

Kristi - Finding Ninee said...

I love it too but it's very far from 10 List. Thanks, though, for keeping it up. I've enjoyed reading the others this week. Also, love that the hubs is committed to two weeks. Hopefully, he does most of the work while you're sleeping? ;)

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