Saturday, April 30, 2011

A to Z Challenge: Y is for...




I'm feeling rushed lately--rushed to finish my WIP, rushed to get painting and repairs around the house done, and now all of sudden Mother's Day is around the corner and I have no gifts for my mom or mother in-law.




So Y is for: yada yada.




Why yada yada?




Remember this term from Seinfeld? People were using yada yada to gloss over details of a story to get to the end. Well, I feel like that. All of a sudden I was finishing getting ready for Easter, I was working on my writing, I just put away the plastic eggs, and yada yada...




Mother's Day is in a week.




How did THAT happen? I have no gifts and no gift ideas for my mom OR mother-in-law so I'm scrambling today.




What are you getting your mother or mother-in-law for Mother's Day? Any ideas?

23 comments:

Liza said...

It is a crazy time of year. Hang in there!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Flowers. I always give flowers on mom's day. And, of course, a call or a visit. My boys give me sweet gifts then we go mini golfing if it's nice out.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

"You yada yada'd over the best part."

"No, I mentioned the bisque..."

:D Have a great weekend!!!

Linda G. said...

Eek! Mother's Day is early this year -- I better get shopping and mailing!

Ann Best said...

I did flowers. It's something both my mother and mother-in-law (both deceased now) appreciated.

Yaya yada. Life outside blogging and writing calls to us.

Have a peaceful weekend!
Ann Best, Memoir Author

Sharon Jones said...

I know exactly how you feel Jennifer! Besides Mother's day, I have a bunch of birthdays in May. My daughter's is on the 5th and my granddaughter's is on the 10th, and smack dab in the middle is Mother's Day!
And there are more after mom's day...sister,niece,etc...

Flowers are always good for Mother's day.

I must get to my blog writing now, and then yada yada yada...

Have a great weekend!

Joanne said...

How about a nice Spring scarf, one with a beautiful flower pattern on it?

Happy weekend to you!

Karen Walker said...

Hi Jennifer,
Both my mom and hubby's mom are gone, so no need to find gifts. One thing I used to do, though, is take my mother-in-law to High Tea somewhere. She just loved that. DO you have a place where you live that does that?
Karen

TheBookGirl said...

My mother-in-law passed away about 12 years ago, but my mom is still going strong. I never know what to get her -- she always says, don't bother with gifts, and I always rack my brain trying to come up with something :(

Bossy Betty said...

Thanks for the reminder! Off to get cards!!

Karen Lange said...

It did kind of sneak up on us, didn't it? I need to get out and pick up some cards.

I won't be getting a gift for my Mom as she passed away last year, but I'll be treasuring fond memories on Mother's Day. As for my mom-in-law, we'll take her to lunch after church and get her a pot of flowers for her deck.

Hope you have a productive weekend!
Blessings,
Karen

Robyn Campbell said...

I have made my requests known. I mean what with a hubby, six boys and a girl, I'll just sit back in my easy chair as they walk by and lavish me with their kisses, hugs, and gifts. Ahhhhhhh :-) (I have all ready mentioned what I want to each person I mentioned here.)

Julie said...

I think having Mother's Day so close to Easter has made it kind of a stressful time. The holidays are just too close together this year!

Loved Seinfeld and the yada, yada, I had forgotten about that. :)

Have a great weekend!

Kenda said...

Books! Since books are always on my mind, I tend to think of what book would my mom like, or my daughter, a young mother herself. Oh, and I put book titles on my list when they ask what I want, too :-)

Love the yada, yada thing. When I want to complain about not having enough time for things, I'll remember this. Happy Mother's Day to you, early...

Josh Hoyt said...

It is hard to keep up with everything. Thanks for the reminder need to go shopping:)

Jessica R. Patch said...

Sigh. I have yet to think about all that yada yada but I do love Seinfeld! PS I have given a detailed list as to what I want for M-Day! :)

Halli Gomez said...

So can I say "Happy Mother's Day Mom. Here's your card and yada yada yada!"
She is a Seinfeld fan, do you think it would work?

Ok, for real ideas? I was thinking flowers because I know she likes fresh flowers. Don't have a lot of time though!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Oh, this was so fun!!! Yada yada...

My MIL let's her son know what she wants; and my mom is happy if I remember to call...

Sandra Cox said...

Yada Yada pretty much sums it up.....

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I took my Mom on a Christian Women's Retreat in April for an early Mother's Day gift. As for MIL, we'll probably send a gift card her way as she's tough to buy for.

Craig Edwards said...

Yow!

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Jennifer, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

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I think it's because Easter was so late this year. I had the same problem! My mom's birthday, Easter and then Mother's Day all came back to back to back. I'm glad we have a month 'til Father's Day; aren't you?
Ava