Acorns From The Healing Tree


"I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content." ~ St. Paul

My mother's day

A huge bouquet of tulips and iris for Mother's day from my son!

Mother's day was very special this year. First, was a trip to my daughter's area for a high tea. She knows that I love teas. This was at a quaint old house/teashop that served delicious food all in a Victorian atmosphere of antique treasures. We feasted on sweet treats and rich egg salad sandwiches, that were divine, while catching up with our girl-talk.

The eyes are the "window to the soul" daughter, Athena's eyes, that speak 1000 words.

Then we drove up higher to her house. We reviewed some yoga poses from the book she gave me. This funny road sign illustrates the crazy drive, as well as some of the seemingly impossible yoga poses.

Before we knew it, we were hungry for dinner, and she made the best vegetarian dinner imaginable! It was stuffed zucchini and a spicy Moroccan style carrot salad. I could not believe how filling and satisfying it was and all without hardly any calories. It's also best for my "dosha" which I have found out, thanks to the yoga book, is called "kapha" and I am not supposed to eat meat and wheat.

Then we watched at least two episodes of the TV show "lost" which is her favorite show and one I've never seen. I liked it. It was very exciting, a bit scary, but not too bad.I'm sorry the show isn't going to be on anymore, but there will probably be reruns.
Then it was time to get me back to my quarters for the night. This was a fantastic small lodge in the area. My room was built in fragrant knotty-pine, had a down quilt, and was the cleanest place I've ever stayed at. I drank so much tea during the day that I almost didn't sleep a wink. I also suspect it was because my hubby wasn't there. Old couples get like that. It also snowed during the night. This is a picture of one of the many stained glass lamps in the beautiful room:

Then next morning we had a fantastic breakfast at a favorite place of my daughter's. Being a vegetarian, she knows all the coolest places to eat. I was able to get foods to satisfy my "dosha" and they had great health drinks too. Green ones, and many other fruit combinations (just like types of yoga poses) it took forever just to decide on one.

Then it was time to make the drive to take me back home.

Next day my husband surprised me with some long stemmed roses for mother's day and he made dinner! After all of this, I felt like a queen!

Then the surprise delivery of the tulips from my son!

All in all, it was a fantastic mother's day! I feel so blessed to have such wonderful children!


Lis said...

Oh, you are Athena's mom! How amazing to read about the tea party from your perspective! And what a yummy dinner. Now I can see where your daughter gets her beauty (outside & in) and talent from! Thank you for coming over to my blog. And I hope the meat didn't "deranged" your dosha too much! (I am Vata Pitta and should eat meat to ground me, so there you go!)

Laurel said...

Nice to meet you, Lis. I enjoy reading your blog, and think I got the link from Athena's blog. One big happy family of bloggers, here! No, I usually eat meat, so dinner was okay - my hubby hasn't read the book yet. (I think he's a Pitta, so he probably needed that prime-rib)

Athena said...

Wow, looks like you're really getting a hang of posting pictures now. I'm glad you had a great mothers day! Very pretty flowers from Ben!

Laurel said...

Oh my gosh! I had three more really nice comments that were posted yesterday, and "somehow" they have been deleted. If they were from you, my sincere apologies, and thank-you for your kind words and for stopping by.

Athena, thanks, did you remind Ben of mother's day? He must have been reminded... He's the best son, ever, but observing holidays is not his forte'.

Athena said...

No I didn't remind him. But it's not like Mother's Day stuff isn't everywhere! He is like... 27 now too.

sfauthor said...

Nice posting. Do you know about these yoga books?

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