Posts Tagged ‘Mom’
Recently, I had the fortunate opportunity to watch her hilarious parody she wrote for her mother for Christmas. It might take a few minutes to buffer…well worth it!
We spent the entire day and most of the night with my mom “out in the country.” She and my step dad have lived out there for nearly 20 years, and most of the time growing up we lived ‘out in the country.’
I have never loved ‘living out in the country.’ My mother refers to me as her ‘concrete baby.’ And I’m not sure why I didn’t like the country as most of the time growing up you could find me outside, walking here, walking there, roaming in the jungle in Guam, trekking miles each day to and from friends’ houses.
I guess the reason why is that the country is a place where you make your own place. You aren’t plugging into another person, another activity, something else to ‘keep you busy.’
The day had two focuses…I would help my Lelon clean out his woodworking shop (he’s a craftsman that makes stunning rustic furniture), and Mark would help mom and Lelon come into the 21st century with high speed internet. It was a very big day out in the country to say the least!
The very best part of being ‘out in the country’ was watching Chance be with mom in her workshop, watching Food Network’s Cake Master Bake Off, and remembering what it was like when it was me in the chair next to her watching some chick flick for the 20th time (Baby Boom, A Star is Born, etc., etc.), and how the more things change, the more things stay the same.
Plus, we had banana pudding that was to die for…and Chance made a pillow with big long beads on it that he has named “Charm,” which reminds me how much our life is charmed no matter what is going on when we drink in these precious moments.
Oh, and mom lives with her windows open, so there’s always a cool breeze that blows through the house. I love that feeling of air on my body that is cool from outside coming through the room. Simple things, simple life.
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This is too funny not to share. I can’t *WAIT* to get photos to put up here! My mom called me a few weeks ago, and was so excited I thought she might actually PEE her pants!
Anyway, she was gushing about something or other she found at First Monday Trades Days over in Canton, Texas (just east of Dallas). She goes on and on about how she can’t WAIT to give me my birthday present. She knows EXACTLY what she is going to give me, and she just has to have me go pick out THE ONE I want, but she can’t TELL me what it is because it is a SURPRISE!
So, last weekend we went out to see Dusty Rose (a.k.a. mom) and she is as excited as a little puppy at 12 weeks old (and you know how much they wag their tales and all that. She is nearly SQUEALING as she shows me what she is going to get me, but NOT like the one she has because it is just TOO SMALL, and I need a BIG one.)
So what is it?
It was an iron heart with wings. But not just any heart… THIS one was SHINY and SPARKLY and PINK! Yeeee! Happy, happy, happy days!
Then, after she caught her breath, she took one big inhale, and then blurted out that SHE is ALSO going to get a gift when we go TODAY to get my birthday gift (she can’t wait until mid July to give it to me), and guess what she is getting?
You guessed it… or maybe you didn’t!
A FLYING PIG! But not just any ordinary flying pig, THIS flying pig is polka dotted! (And, of course, we have lots of pig stories in our family, including the CONCRETE PIG mom gave me 20 years ago that weighed 150 POUNDS! No, seriously…doesn’t everyone have a garden pig?)
Now, I think I’m just about as excited as she was, and I’ll try not to pee my pants until I get there to see them! More photos to come!
This past weekend, Mark, Chance and I popped up to Bowie Trade Days. For those of you who aren’t from the south, trade days are similar to a trade market – a place where merchants could come together for a big outdoor market to sell various wares (flea market style) for willing customers.
Mom, a.k.a. Dusty Rose, has a new booth up there. Most of you know that she is an artist, and is always dreaming up some new type of creation guaranteed to make people ooh and aaah.
She loves, loves, loves cowboy and cowgirl things so is having a ball creating new collage art on tin with old-style, vintage photos. Since my dad is native american, and I resonate so closely with the spirit of my dad’s heritage, I found myself magnetized to one of mom’s latest creations – it is so simple,yet I found myself wanting this so much! This collage features a native american family and ALL of them are smiling! It perfectly matches the feeling I have when I meet with the grandmothers or the grandfathers… true resonance for oneness.
True to mom… she sent me home with this wonderful creation, an extra big antique-style heart for the back fence (watch for a post about the back fence in a few days), and two jalapeno pepper plants – all her gift to me. What a wonderful Easter to imagine a world where we are all one… and to feel that so much too.
This song reminded me of the rusty, dusty cowgirl as she refers to herself… love you mom. And, for those of you who don’t know Sara Hickman… wow… talk about a SAINT. She is one of my very favorite people in the whole entire world. What a HUGE heart she has for loving everyone!
Plus… WHEN my book comes out… she is in my book too!