Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Mumster

For those of you who are new readers, “The Mumster” is my mom. Today is her birthday ( don’t worry M, not gonna tell how young you are) but what’s the point of having a blog if you can’t use it to say:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
to your mom? Especially since she reads my blog faithfully. Thanks Mom. Not just for that, but for all the things you know I am thankful to you for. For being such a great mom and Grandmom and friend and confidante and supporter and , and and….

By now, she will have received her card, so I’ll share it here. Thank you KandCO for making these gorgeous 3D Iris stickers since the Mumster lurves irises and I love K&CO. Win Win! Knew these were going on her card the minute I saw them!
KandCo Iris Card
They’re  from Tim Coffey’s Cottage Garden series. Whenever I see irises I think of my mom. I’m not sure if she loves purple because she loves irises or if she loves irises because she loves purple. Did I mention she loves purple?
Kand Co Birthday Card
And while she’s not a member of the Red Hat Society, she could totally be the poster child for the poem they use:
WHEN I AM AN OLD WOMAN I SHALL WEAR PURPLE
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Taken from the book
When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple
Edited by Sandra Martz
Papier Mache Press--Watsonville, California 1987
By no means do I consider you an old woman Mumster…I wish I had some of your energy, but I’m glad you wear purple and do what you like and set a great example for me as a mom. Thank you for not spitting though!

Love,
YOPF ( which is and will remain an inside joke)

10 comments:

LuLu Kellogg said...

Happy Cake Day to your Mom and Happy Easter to YOU!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Lindalou said...

Lovely dedication to your Mom. And that card is amazing.

Happy Birthday to your Mom.

Sarah the Writer said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! What a gorgeous card you made her!

Netty said...

Wishing your Mum a very Happy Birthday and congratulating you on making her such a fabulous card, even if she does eat 3 lbs of sausages in one go..........lol
Happy Easter my chocolate friend, Annette x

BEAR's Mom said...

Happy Birthday Mumster...
The card is loverly :D
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Michelle L. said...

I love that poem, so appropriate coming close to mother's day. If you're reading the comments, Happy Birthday, Mumster of one of my favorite bloggers! You raised a very creative daughter!

Those irises are amazing.

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Carol's Mum! The card is gorgeous--LOVE that purple.....

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeus card for your Mom, I know she loved it and I think I may start wearing purple too!

Linda said...

This is really a sweet post, and the card you made is charming! Happy birthday to you mom!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous card with a fabulous sticker...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!!