Mother’s Day Gift

The things that I use everyday that give me a moment’s pleasure are some of the best gifts I’ve ever received.  When the kitchen faucet handle came off in Jon’s hand the other day and I turned to see what his sound of ‘uh, oh’ was all about, I almost jumped up and down.  Being a frugal girl, there wasn’t any way that I would have pushed to replace the faucet, functional but tired, mostly working but not perfectly, until it really died.  When it died, however, I felt free to get jump-up-and-down excited.  The new faucet is a thing of beauty.  I turn it off and on what must be at least 20 times per day on a day I’m only heating up leftovers.  On the days I’m testing recipes?  I have even more good, just a blink moments of, “dang, I love this faucet.”

growing tomatoes, green house, Maine gardening, four season gardening

The new tomato green house is another one of those gifts, given to me by my family for Mother’s Day.  What clinches it for me as a top ten gift is that we all spent time in the garden working on it together.  When I walk through the framed in door for the first time to plant my tomatoes, I’ll think of them, if only for a second.  When I walk in again, the second time, same thing, if only for a second.  I love them for giving me this memory everytime I’ll stoop to weed the tomatoes or string a vine up a line or pick a fully ripe and warm tomato from it’s stem.


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