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Sunday, May 13, 2007

In Honor of Mother's Day

Well, I hope everyone had a good Mother's Day weekend. Mine was pretty good. I spent most of Saturday with my friend Kerri, who's birthday was last week. We went to see Spiderman 3 and did some shopping, and some eating.

Then Saturday night I headed out to my Mom's house. We all went to breakfast Sunday morning in Folsom. Mom and I headed to old town Folsom later. I haven't been down there in a while, and the parking situation (or lack thereof) is completely out of control. They're actually building a parking structure there now (to open in 2008).

Anyway, Mom and I stopped by the cemetary before I headed home. I hadn't been in a while. It looks like my sister has had some visitors. And a few of them stayed. (My brother says this has been here since Christmas Eve, when he first saw it all up.) So, I had to take some grave photos... Pardon my morbidity...

We (my family) are a bit curious as to who left the horses in the little corral. We have it narrowed down to 2 suspects - her last boyfriend or one of her high-school admirers from Gilroy. I know the latter still visits the grave site from time to time (since he responded to my blog last year and mentioned he sometimes brings her horses - which is why I think it's him). Anyway, it's good to know that others still remember and visit her too.

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And, in honor of Mother's Day, I took this quiz...even though I'm not sure I want kids anymore (sorry Mom, but if my social life continues on in its current state, the choice won't be mine anyway).

You Will Be a Cool Parent

You seem to naturally know a lot about parenting, and you know what kids need.
You can tell when it's time to let kids off the hook, and when it's time to lay down the law.
While your parenting is modern and hip, it's not over the top.
You know that there's nothing cool about a parent who acts like a teenager... or a drill sergeant!


Dagny said...

It sounds like you had a pretty good day. I took the quiz out of curiosity. It seems that I too would be a Cool Mom.

Kristin said...

i did the quiz with the same results as you. You aren not going to meet someone if you stay in your house and crochet!!
Sounds like a nice weekend.

Stair Climber said...

I haven't taken the quiz... but I will when I am not so crazed with the kid and work things... I loved your pictures and didn't find them morbid at all, but rather sweet and reassuring...

Christyn said...

I'm going to be a cool parent too, however my answers may change once the baby is here and I go through thoughs issues with the kid!

Glad you had a nice weekend, and the pic of the gravesite is not morbid. My G'ma showed me a pic of her mother's grave yesterday. The horses were a very sweet idea, whoever put them there.

Joie said...

Sounds like a good weekend.
I agree, it's not morbid. And the horses are a cute tribute.

I won't be a cool parent. Tough.


kerri said...

Who did the horse thing, I wonder. I think it's cool. I took that quiz a while back, I got the result between cool parent and uncool parent, whatever that is. :)

Thanks for hanging out with me, it was fun!

BellaKarma said...

There's something so enchanting & reassuring about the horses being there. It reminds me of a great & mysterious love: wasn't it the Phantom of the Opera that left a rose on Christine's grave every year? Or how Joe DiMaggio left flowers on Marilyn's tomb every year.

Thomas said...

How long ago did your sister die?

Tami said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words and support. (Mainly, convincing me I'm not that morbid after all).

Thomas - My sister died in 1992 on Mother's Day. So 15 years ago.

Caitlin said...

I never realized your sister died on Mother's day. Ugh! How bitter sweet that day must be for your mom :( I'm sorry...
big hugs,