That perfect spring day we've been waiting for finally showed up. It made our Mother's Day all the better, because we could be outside while we gathered to celebrate. There were five of us at Suzanne and John's today, the two of them plus Eric, Mom and me. David was missing, but if everybody's there, who are you going to talk about?
It's a good thing we had it at their house, because they have a patio made for people. They moved into the house just after Eric was born, and even though he turned 27 last month, the place still feels knew. That's because they work at making it a pleasant, congenial environment where natural beauty is enhanced by the love and attention given to its care. They don't have to hire a gardener just to make their place look like a vacant lot. I'm the one who does that.
The five of us didn't do much today except sit and talk. (All but John, that is. He made the elegantly appointed shrimp salads.) We didn't solve any world problems (although we didn't contribute to them, either). We just caught up with each other's lives and made some plans for the next time we can do something like this. Plus, we drank a little (a lot) and ate a little (I'm so full, still).