2016 Cultivating Gratitude: Grateful for Crazy Weekends

wedding flowers    I’m exhausted and very happy this morning.  It occurred to me I had not put out the weekly blog because my weekend was a whirlwind of activity.  I drove to Oklahoma City both Saturday and Sunday and I think my age is showing.

My niece is getting married and she asked me to make her wedding flowers.  I’m grateful to have been asked and to have a family to do things with.  In my younger years I was a florist and I still dabble.  I can’t make fresh flower bouquets because I have nowhere to store them but since the wedding isn’t until September, I can work on silk a little at a time and keep them in the plastic tub she gave me.  I think they will be lovely: white hydrangeas and roses. It will be a fall wedding using emerald green and gold.

I left the house early to pick up my sister and we drove to Edmond to meet the niece.  Then off to hit all the flower sales.  We are nothing if not thrifty.  Sometime around 6 pm my husband texted to ask if I was coming home that day.

Sunday I again drove to Oklahoma City this time to meet my daughter.  We had plans for a pedicure and lunch.  It seems we don’t find time to get together like we used to and my toes were in need a spring cleaning. It is almost sandal season.  toes

The last wedding flowers I made was 20 years ago for my daughter.  My sister and I discussed that on the way to Oklahoma City and I suddenly remembered that spring.  My parents had a 50th wedding anniversary in April at my house.  We were in the process of buying and selling a house when my daughter came in with an engagement ring announcing she was getting married in a month. I managed to put her off for two months.  I made her wedding dress – started it at one house and finished it at the new one.  We moved in May and then had a wedding in June.

That was an eventful spring, but I was younger.  I couldn’t do three large events in three months these days.

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About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, three-time published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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