Monday, May 11, 2009

Star Trek for Mother's Day

Coffee and key lime pie served on my girly, girly china. :)

I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day. Isn't that picture above pretty? I just love the Royal Albert china I bought at GOODWILL a few years ago. Click on it to see how pretty it is. God does bless as He leads us to what we desire and what we can afford. :)

I always remember my own mother, known to us as Mamaw, on Mother's Day. She entered the hospital on Mother's Day one year and left us the next day. She had been suffering for years and although we would miss her, we were all relieved she was "free". I held her hand before she went into a coma and reminded her very soon she would be able to jump and dance and laugh again and she'd be with Alice (my first sibling to pass away).

Then there are the thoughts of my Matthew, my son I never saw or held. He was born a preemie and died soon after birth. Now he could have been saved. These days they let families hold babies that pass away. Times were different then. I had thoughts of Mamaw running with Matthew. :)

So, yesterday I... went to church... put together lunch... did a little web surfing on the sofa... and... Christopher took me to see the new Star Trek movie as my Mother's Day present. If you remember, he took me to see the Transformers movie on my birthday a few years ago. He knows my eclectic taste in movies. :)

So, how did I like it? I loved it. But then again... I've been a Trekkie from the beginning. The question of "which Star Trek series was the best" has been a point of deep discussion in this household for awhile. They did an excellent job telling the story of how the original Enterprise crew came together.

It has one scene with a college age Kirk and a green girl in a compromising situation and in underwear and there is one swear word. I saw quite a few children in the theater and I personally would not take a child. There are intense war scenes in it that could scare some children.

I had a lovely chat with Stephanie. They are planning a trip to see us in late spring. I hope they are able to make it. She is bringing my Mother's Day present... and the grandchildren... and the world's best son-in-law. It is hard to believe it has been a year since we met in Pennsylvania! Tempus does fugit.

My pastor preached about Matthew 6:25 Sunday morning, an excellent faith building sermon. Christopher has been attending another church with friends for the last couple of months and that pastor preached on the same verse. There are a lot of hurting people in our community who find themselves with no jobs and no hope... I expect many pastors are teaching the same set of passages to their flocks these days. It is so easy to worry and see no way out of a situation (been there... lots!).

I will spend part of today working outside again, taking advantage of a short period without rain. I hope to finish the book and film post this evening. I'm also going to start working on a post called "To college or not to college" to post later this week or early next week. There have been a lot of comments and e-mails asking what I thought about sending kids to college. For what it is worth, I'll write it out.

Then there is the garage... that is the one area of spring cleaning still to be finished. Sunday was such a good day of rest that I'm ready to get to work this morning.

Oh, my back is so much better. Thank you to all who prayed. Hubby is home again to help carry things around, I told him this morning that I needed his brawn and not his brains today. :)


scrappy quilter said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I love Royal Albert china. I have a complete set and use it often.

Nice to hear your back is better. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Lynn said...

It sounds like you had a lovely Mother's Day, Brenda, filled with food and family and worship and poignant memories. And a movie on top of all that! Sounds grand.