Sunday, May 11

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to my favourite mother in the entire world, Mom.  

We got up early this morning and gave Mom her gifts.  Oliver and I gave Mom an Olympus 9mm f8 Fisheye lens.  It’s pretty cool.  Not only will it take super wide angle shots of things but it doubles as a body cap for her camera.  Just like Ollie and I, the gift is a versatile and stylish.

Olympus Fisheye Body Cap Lens

Dad gave mom a hot stone massage kit.

Hot stone massage is a unique variant of massage therapy that employs heated stones to release physical tension and calm the nervous system. The stones' warmth and weight help the recipient focus more intently on the massage, and to be more receptive to its benefits. This superb introduction explains everything about this ancient healing practice, from which stones to choose (color, smoothness, shape, and mineral content matter) to which strokes to use. Along with attractive instructional photos throughout, there's information on setting up the massage, working different parts of the body, stimulating the chakra points, and alleviating specific symptoms-including muscular aches, back pain, arthritis, circulatory problems, and insomnia.

Apparently being a mother to myself and Oliver is not as relaxing as one would think it would be.

We are taking Mom out for a brunch and then her, Ollie, and I are going for a long photo walk through downtown.  Mom can try out her fisheye while I will take my Fuji s2000 HD.  I’ll post some of my photos later.

Dad is working today (which sucks) but we are then going to have a nice dinner as a family.

The only thing that is disappointing is the weather.  While I raked, mowed, and cleaned up the yard, I think Mom would have liked it to be nicer and her be out in her garden this week.  Some things I can’t help her with.