Thursday, April 14, 2011

I'm not missing... I'm here

Sorry I haven't been around to visit this week.
I'm usually not out every day, but this week,  

I've been...

visiting with my 92 year old mom. 
She's moving to the 2nd floor in the "home".
She needs "extra" care right now ☹.

Shopped for Easter stuff, and

trying to make these,

and these,

While the fur balls do this,
 and I try sorting out this mess. 
But isn't it a pretty mess?
I think so.
 I'm waiting to spray paint these 
if the weather would co-operate. 
Love love love these sweet cupcake liners.
 I'm in charge of decorating the Easter dessert table at my sister's house next Saturday. 
I best get cracking.
So please excuse me if I haven't visited too much this week, I'm trying to 

And if you, my dear friends, are celebrating Birthday's this month, these French Macarons from Montréal are for you, along with a nice bottle of Sancerre♥.


Jori said...

I've missed you! Glad you are doing well. You and your mom look SO sweet. Good luck making the jars. My family has been cursing me, I sent those ratty little pickle jars through the dishwasher three times before using them for candy jars. They are all complaining that the candy tastes like pickles. Ha! just as well. We don't need to be eating our weight in chocolate. ;) My birthday is April 28th, Thanks for the macaroon! :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Claudie! Look at all of that cuteness. That table will be adorable!!!

And I've got an idea. Grab a toothbrush and a bathing suit, grab your pearls and an airplane and hitch a ride down here to Florida! Weather is warm, and you could swim and relax and sunbathe! AND you could play with us this weekend/week. Missing you.

I hope and pray that things improve with your mother. That's such a sweet picture of you girls. Know that I'm thinking of you and her and sending my love across the miles.

And Claudie, dance! I almost did in WalMart, but I was afraid they would catch me on camera then I would be one of those Walmart People! ;-) Oh, and an artist took a picture of me in a hat today with no makeup. Scary! LOL! At least they won't say it's Mrs. Magpie. I won't claim it if it turns up on the internet. LOL!


Sheila :-)

Kimberly said...

oh your Mom is adorable! I think your Easter table is going to be divine.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Hi Sweetness!
You have been missed! I love the picture of you and your Mom :)
You are going to be one busy chickadee with Easter preparations!
Lovie Lovie!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Glad to hear you've been busy and making some pretties! Hope your Mom is doing well. It's hard I know. I'm still enjoying my new Grandson and not thinking much about Easter.
hugs, Linda

Shelia said...

Hi Most Beautiful One! OH, what a lovely post! All those pretty soft colors are heavenly! I know you'll do good with the table.
Sorry about your little mom. Hope she's okay!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Designs By Pinky said...

It gets so hard to see our Moms need "extra" care, I know. She is so adorable! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree in your family! Can't wait to see how you do the dessert table!!!! XO, Pinky

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

Okay, I was going to call you tomorrow. Bless your mom's heart - I had a feeling it was 'something' to do with her. Give her all the love you have - and give her a hug from me. I would love to meet her.

Wow! You have an abundance of goodie's to decorate with. Can't wait to see the end result.

I want one of those macaroons when we go to Montreal!! Okay?

So tired! Had fun uptown with the kids today at museums, etc. my feet are about to fall off!

I love you, Sweetie!

pinkim said...

Your mess is just lovely and so is your Mom...and don't worry about the voting it wasn't you...the voting ended at noon today! Thanks for reading and trying though...I am sorry I didn't realize that you had already received the sweet one..but I should do deserve 2!
Bailey says Hi and he thanks you:)
Love, Pinkim:)

Teresa said...

My Sweet Claudette!
You've got the sweetest name of us all, by the way. Your Mom may need more care, but she looks so great. So do you! I wish I could live in your candy colored castle! Little Miss turned 10 on Sunday, she had a blast with her new karaoke machine. Missin' you love!


Atelier de Charo said...

Take care of your sweet Mom!
Best wishes!


Rita said...

I wonder why your sister asked You to decorate the Easter table? You are going to have a ball getting this organized.
Taking care of mom is a big job; been there, done that when I was young and had 4 boys running around; not easy.
Bon courage et amuses toi.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Claudie, ta mère aussi fait la fête? MOI AUSSI...I have missed you for my birthday bash at the beach, but I so understand how people get busy....I AM TOO!


wendy said...

Oh that Anita and her fancy french.... love it
Your mom is such a doll....I hope she is feeling better these days.
YES...I have missed hearing from you. DUH.
All those easter decorations are so purty. I love all the pastel colors of easter and spring (oh wait, spring has been nixed from the seasons as of late, hasn't been any spring around here)
You better take pictures of your decorated Easter Table. I bet it will look mucho fabuloso (that's not french)
Macaroons are among my favorite treats......yummmmmmm

~CC Catherine said...

I'm now listening to Deano while reading this post. Gotta love that Dean! ;) sorry that Momma isn't doing as well. Praying she is feeling better soon... Will she get to go to Debbie's for Easter dinner? Or is she too feeble at this time?

I'm full of questions honey, sorry.

Kisses & Hugs...I know you'll make the Easter table perfecto for your family holiday get together.

Love you sista! ;)