Java didn't post Meet Me On Monday questions because she was busy spending time with her boys, and, frankly, I just didn't feel like coming up with anything last night.
Yesterday, after Mass, we had the crowning of Mary, which is a tradition every May. In the Church, May is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. How fitting is it that we had the May Crowning of Mary on Mother's Day? It was so sweet to see the children placing flowers at the statue of Mary. I didn't get a picture yesterday; I didn't think it was appropriate to fight my way up to the front and take a picture! Hopefully I can get a picture up tomorrow.
All my boys are home for the summer. Makes for a little bit of a crowded house since FES is still with us, but we'll manage. OS & MS usually sleep in the man room when they come in, and it will just be for about 4 more weeks. OS should be at the river quite a bit with his water rafting guide job, and MS will be busy with taking Freshman English and working 2 lifeguard jobs. He decided to wait until this summer to take English at a community college to keep his GPA up. YS just needs to start the job hunt and we'll be set!
OS' girlfriend came by yesterday with her labradoodle puppy. At one time, all 3 dogs were in the house (but thank goodness they all get along well!) running around, when Ally (who has an UTI and will go to the vet today) decides to squat and pee. As I'm cleaning that up, girlfriend comes in to let me know that she thinks the toilet needs plunging. OS has the dogs outside, I'm cleaning up the accident, and girlfriend yells for OS: The toilet is overflowing. OS runs in and leaves the dogs outside (which is fine except for Ally who likes to visit the park when no one is looking) and starts taking care of that. I leave the accident and grab towels, then run down and get the shopvac. Then I realize the dogs are outside, so I herd all 3 of them back in and go back to the bathroom to help with cleanup. This is life in our household!
I went on a nice walk with OS, girlfriend, and all 3 dogs yesterday. The weather couldn't have been nicer! It was so nice seeing families in the park, enjoying each other. With Ally's UTI, I had to stop just about every 2-3 minutes and let her squat. All of the dogs enjoyed getting in the creek; I forgot I had just given the girls a bath on Saturday! I remembered as Ally got in for the first time. There were some ducks hanging out near the fountain, so the dogs were all very curious about this thing quacking at them!
All in all, it was a good day. I went down to my parents' and spent a few minutes with them. Mom said she didn't expect to see me since I had been down on Saturday night when one of my sisters was there. I just kept thinking about friends that lost their moms this year (actually within the past month). You never know when that Mother's Day is going to be the last one you're going to have your mom with you.
So, on that note: I hope everybody had a good Mother's Day, whether you're a mom with angels on earth, in heaven, in thoughts, or with furbabies!