Mother’s Day 2018

14 May 2018 – Start To Another New Week

Fri: nice place – Chicken Salad Chick, opened 3yrs ago but my first time here and just to pick up for Katy. We were presented with a rose each, and yes a location where I will return.

What a treat to be able to have lunch with #3,4&5@IrmoElementray and probably the only day before school is out. It is lovely to walk thru’ corridors filled with creative artworks. Amazing how my 1st-born manages her hectic end of the school-year schedules for 5kids + her coaching – overwhelming just to observe her!

Dvořák’s New World Symphony No.9 E minor Op95 – a challenging piece to perform, and not forgetting that this is a high-school orchestra with some help of a few teachers.

Congratulations to The Irmo Symphonic Orchestra with Colleen Marcou conducting. The last movement was no doubt played con fuoco – well done to #1 & her schoolmates.

Impressive attributes@Irmo High School, not only the performing arts but also the visual arts. And not to mention that Linn coaches Track&CC there!

Missed this art exhibition Art of Healing 2018 sponsored by Lexington Medical Center@Columbia Museum of Art (13Mar) where #1 Taking Flight was displayed. Tkx to Linn for keeping the program.

Sat: clothes shopping@OldNavy&TJ Max Columbiana station, Harbison Rd  with on this hot hot hot late morning. Nothing for me@OldNavy but did find a skirt and a pair of pants@TJ Max US$28 S$37. Linn could not run any road races with a broken toe – ouch!

Sun: wishing all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day with special thoughts of my own mother who was a mother of 7 in 1950 (SIN). I became a mother of 2 in 1978 (Norway), my 1st-born a mother of 5 in 2011 (USA) and my 2nd-born a mother of 1 in 2011 (Norway).

A mother holds your hand for a while, but holds your heart forever. In us all no matter how, what, when, where or why, there is always a little bit of our mothers in us, even if just in memory.

Early service@Shandon Baptist Church and I do miss Rev Dick Lincoln’s sermons, but Pastor Wright made a good point today regarding knowing about someone as to knowing someone. Just think how many ppl we know about and yet we do not know them!!!

What a delightful idea to have brunch@City Roots, SC’s first urban sustainable farm where they grow a variety of vegetables for local farmer’s markets. Tkx to L&J, yummy lunch was savoured by grandmothers, mothers, daughter, son-in-law, #1-5. Nice to catch up with Cindy.

The first time out here was to cheer Linn@the 2014 Crawdaddy Dash and somehow those pix disappeared…

Such creative gifts by the grandchildren – still have drawings in SIN by L&M from their elementary school days!

Mon: had to get another new phone US$30 S$40 for US use during my stay – the flip phone from a year ago has a number which is somebody else number today. The flip phone was the cheapest when I got it last year and my favourite! Now with 3, have to flip away the flip!! What a waste – such it is back in the land of consumers!!! Supplements and cosmetics US$57 S$76 are much cheaper here than in SIN or Norway.

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