Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Just Because

Monday when I got home from work, it looked like my mom had been there. I figured she' d been on my side of town, motivated by the bag of persimmons my neighbor had left for her and the chance to play with Peep and Rocket. It was probably a good forty-five minutes before I found the gift bag on my chair with this note on it.

I think I'm like a lot of people, women for sure and MOMS a lot.. but I'll gladly buy something luxurious and spendy for the people I love but hardly ever indulge myself. Ok, I guess it's no secret I'm weird, why do I try to hide it? But boiled wool slippers are so wonderful that I have always treated my mom to these but never would indulge myself. I look at the Garnet Hill catalog each year and think oh, look how cute this years version are!!! I've bought my mom several pairs over the years, and she lovingly takes care of them, and I know she wears them every day.
Well look at me going on about slippers. I'm silly. Inside the bag were these...

I don't know which was sweeter, the note or the slippers. My mom is the greatest.


Anonymous amy said...

Awwwww. That's so sweet, you lucky girl! I admire the Garnet Hill slippers, sigh and turn the page. I'll bet they are comfy!

3:46 AM  
Anonymous megan said...

It looks like your kindness is genetic! your mom rocks!!!

3:57 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

That's the sweetest thing I've seen...I think the note wins, what a mom you have! I'll have to check out Garnet Hill!

5:55 AM  
Blogger Sarah and Jack said...

Oh my, what a sweet little note (and gift too!).

6:55 AM  
Blogger mountain-quiltist said...

The note made me get all puddly...and I absolutely adore those sweet slippers. You're a lucky girl!

6:57 AM  
Blogger Bitterbetty said...


Okay. I am inspired. I am going to do a pre holiday just because gifty for at least two people this week.

your mom is right of course, you do so deserve it.

7:35 AM  
Blogger mar said...

oh gosh Pam, I got a tear in my eye readying that sweet little note, and then another tear when I saw those sweet little slippers! I may have to indulge myself!! Or figure out how to make some.

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so sweet. My mom and I send a lot of cards to each other. My favorite was one that I sent that read: Home is where my Mom is!. Made her cry :}

8:05 AM  
Blogger jen said...

OH. Lucky lucky Pam. What a wonderful mom. And to live so close to her, too. I'm startin' to see more and more why you're always smiling.

8:16 AM  
Anonymous happy zombie said...

I cried when I read your mom's note. That is so beautiful, and reading it's like you mom is singing it to the choir! If I ever saw this note and didn't know it was yours... I'd immediately know it was about you!

This could be the best Master Card ad ever... and the note is PRICELESS! And the slippers and the thought behind it are priceless too!

I heart your mom! I heart you!

8:59 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Awww...Grammie's the BEST.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

Oh, what sweet cozy slippers! I love that note : ) You are a wonderful daughter, your mom is a wonderful mom & you are a wonderful friend!

10:09 AM  
Blogger yellowfarmhouse said...

Oh what a sweet Mom you have and what a wonderful gift. But I think that little note is probably the best gift she could have given you. The gift of her thoughts and saying them out loud.

Enjoy giving those tootsies a treat.


10:25 AM  
Blogger san francisco lauren said...

moms are the bestest :D

I am certainly glad to have mine *all the time*

12:21 PM  
Anonymous sharon said...

OH Pam I just saw those slippers in the new catalog and was thinking fo buying some. And you are so lucky to have a mom that leaves you notes like that. I would dream of my mom doing that but that'll never happen. So I'll live thru you. LOL!!! Your a lucky girl for sure!!!

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Jere'e the Quickie Queen said...

I cried too! Pam, that note was awesome, so very sweet! I'm so happy that someone else in the world has a wonderful MomE too! Big hugs to you and your MomE.


2:14 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Oh, what a sweet note! Moms are the best! Looks like you have a great one.

The slippers are sooo cute! I have to check out Garnet Hill!

4:37 PM  
Blogger Rhondi said...

What a wonderful note from your mom! She sounds like a sweet lady! How blessed you are to have a mom nearby. I am sure you know how blessed you are. Love the slippers.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- what a great note and great mom! The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree! Sweet slippers too!

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful note, and cute slippers, It is always nice to get a note like that you are very lucky:)

6:54 PM  
Blogger Anne Sutton said...

That was the sweetest note ever! Your mom is a sweet as you! Bet it runs in the family! (:

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Heidi Kaisand said...

Moms are the best!

3:27 AM  
Blogger Kathie said...

that note from your mom is just so precious have it framed and hang it in your sewing room.
and the slippers well they are just so PKM

5:02 AM  
Blogger Angelina said...

That is so darn sweet and the slippers look super cozy and comfortable which would be especially useful here this week-end as we're supposed to be getting a giant storm this weekend!

3:10 PM  
Blogger Doe said...

Such a wonderful mom. The slippers look lovely and comfortable.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Carrie S. said...

So sweet and thoughtful! Mom's still taking care of you!

8:31 AM  
Blogger atet said...

Oh yeah, Moms Rock!!!!

10:31 AM  
Blogger Nan said...

I am trying to catch up on my blog reading - I am woefully way behind as usual - and just had to comment on this post. It brought tears to my eyes - what a sweet note, and what lovely slippers! My mom has been gone for over 30 years, and I miss her so very much, especially when I read something like this. Your mom is a real treasure, that's for sure! Thank you for sharing - it made my day!

6:19 AM  

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