However here in the UK we mark the second Sunday in Lent (yesterday) as Mothering Sunday. Originally apparently this was the Sunday that everyone went back to their Mother Church, but over the years it has come to denote Mother's Day as well.
I was woken yesterday morning with a cup of tea in bed and some lovely gifts and cards from the kids.
The rest of the family had asked me earlier in the week what I'd like to do. My only request was a roast dinner cooked without me having to enter the kitchen - the weather for the day was destined to be very cold and windy so a walk on the Quantocks up behind our house didn't have quite the same appeal as if it had been mild and sunny like earlier in the week.
So I was happy enough to spend the day in the comfy chair in the conservatory stitching and reading while the rest of the family looked after the kitchen. A phone call to my own mum was slotted in later in the afternoon too.
Finally a roast pork dinner in the evening completed the day - lovely!
Today I've been busy stitching my four summer blocks for my 'four seasons' block swap and will post them off in the next day or two. I've picked the 'paths and stiles' block from Quilters Cache and used a lovely 'sweet pea' fabric for the centre - just right for summer.
Tomorrow and Wednesday will see me putting in two very full days at work grafting away with my finance officer working out the school's budget for the next twelve months. If I have any brain left after that it will be a miracle - wish me luck and some extra grey matter!