Can You Say “Opa”?

Say opa! at Greek Fest, see a site-specific light and sound performance at Rice University, test your ’80s trivia knowledge, see a dance or theatrical performance, see your favorite artist(s) in concert and more.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, May 18 through Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Things to Do All Weekend

·         You Can’t Take It With You at A.D. Players Theater | Daily – Laugh all the way through this hilarious play that shows what happens when a woman’s snooty, soon-to-be in-laws to dinner with her eccentric parents. Tickets start at $15, but limited discounted tickets start at $7.50. Showtimes vary.

·         Lobby Hero at Studio 101 | Daily – 4th Wall Theatre Company presents this acclaimed “dramedy” that sees tensions in a New York apartment building rise amid a murder investigation that will strain loyalties of all involved. Tickets start at $15. Showtimes vary.

·         Front Porch Society at the Ensemble Theatre | Daily – See the world premiere of this play that examines what happens to four elderly women in rural Mississippi on the eve of the country electing its first black president. Tickets start at $23. Showtimes vary.

·         Fun Home at The Hobby Center | Daily – TUTS presents the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, which explores the relationships within a family, for mature audiences only at The Hobby Center. Tickets start at $38.50 but you may find limited discounted tickets starting at $36.90. Showtimes vary.

·         8th Wonder Beer & Pizza Pairing at Your Pie in Downtown | Thursday to Saturday – Raise your glass(es) to American Craft Beer Week at a special dinner pairing matching 8th Wonder brews to tasty pizza slices. $20. 6pm to 11pm nightly.

·         Eventi Verticali at Discovery Green | Friday and Saturday –Performance group Eventi Verticali will dance, jump, and run as they’re suspended on ropes, supported by harnesses, and accompanied by music and special lighting. 9pm to 10pm both nights.

·         The Elixir of Love at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday and Saturday | FREE – Watch the hilarious opera The Elixir of Love, which will be performed by Houston Grand Opera in Italian with projected English translation, under the stars at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 8pm nightly.

·         Houston Greek Fest at St. Basil The Great Greek Orthodox Church | Friday to Sunday – Say “opa!” with thousands of other festival-goers at Greek Fest where you’ll nosh on authentic dishes, shop goods from vendors, tour the church, let the kids play, watch cultural dances and more. $5. Times vary.

·         Houston Astros vs. Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park | Friday to Sunday – Get loud for the ‘Stros when they take the field to play Cleveland in this three-game series at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $15, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Times vary.

·         Pasadena Strawberry Festival | Friday to Sunday – Witness the world’s largest strawberry shortcake, tap your feet to live country music, let the little ones venture into the Kids Zone, check out the BBQ Cookoff and more at this family-friendly festival. Tickets start at $5. Friday 3pm to midnight; Saturday 10am to midnight; Sunday 10am to 6pm.

·         Minefaire: A Minecraft Fan Experience at NRG Center | Saturday and Sunday – Immerse yourself in the world of Minecraft at this two-day exhibit where you’ll meet YouTubers, participate in build battles, attempt world records, learn from the world’s top Minecraft experts and more. Tickets start at $79, not including ticket fees. 10am to 5pm both days.

Whether you’re into gaming adventure, baseball, the arts or are a big foodie, there are a ton of things to do this weekend. Come see me at Goldwiser with your old jewelry and let’s get some extra cash for your adventure! Located at 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX 77375 and open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm. Opa!

H/T 365thingsinhouston.com 

Under the Weather is an Understatement

How many times have you gone into work or school knowing very well that it wasn’t in your best interest to do so? Today is one of those days. After being up all night hanging out around the porcelain goddess of ridicule, I made myself go to work. What a day it will be! My challenge since I have accepted it is to not let on to the outside world just how awful I feel. Those that know me may see though me façade, but I’ll just try to stay strong and get through it.

It would be one thing if I had done this to myself by drinking or some other indulgence, but no, I just have the misfortune of getting some bug that decided to attack me at 2 in the morning! When I get my hands on this bug he won’t be able to bother anyone else! Ha ha, tough talk coming from this girl, but man this bug has to just die…right now!

So I figure if I just stick to Sprite and crackers today, I should make it through with the periodic pit stop to visit the goddess. My only hope is that this urge doesn’t rear up while I’m attempting to assist a customer.  Not only would that be horrible for my customer, but absolutely embarrassing to me! Sure, they’ll most likely be understanding but inside they’d be thinking that I would have been better off at home. Can’t argue with that logic one bit, but I am the only person to open and close my store and I can’t just close it for the day. It’s like sweeps week every day at work, so one day can be a determining factor. Yes, it is like that!

Hopefully, my visits to the Goddess will be limited and I will finish out my day with a smile on my face! Wish me luck with that!

No teasing, but you can come visit me at Goldwiser with your old, broken and unwanted jewelry. I’m here Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm and my store is located at 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX 77375. Make feel better by letting me help you to feel better! See you soon! Bring some OJ too, please 😉

 

Distinguishing Anger from Sadness

Distinguishing Anger from Sadness

With a headline line that, it must sound completely illogical that anyone could mistake the two positions. Both are quite emotional and both can lead a person to act in an extreme way. But here’s how they can evolve into one and the same.

First, let’s define these two emotions:

·         Sadness – feeling or showing sorrow; unhappy, the condition or quality of being sad. Feeling sorry for oneself. It is OK to feel sorry for yourself but what does it bring you – more sadness. Ask yourself what you can learn from it in order that you grow and move onward.

·         Anger – a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.  It is usually linked to poor communication. Who have you not listened to or who were you not patient with because they did not understand your communication? What will you change next time in order to learn from this?   

When we feel overlooked, ignored or marginalized it becomes easy for us to fall victim to either or even both of these emotions. For some, it’s simply easy to raise their voice or sulk in a corner than to really discover the source of their emotions. While both are quite legitimate to have, it is also important to discover the true root of the emotion.

Sadness can be associated with many things; from the loss of someone close to the letdown of failing a final exam. How you handle each situation will determine the outcome. You first have to ask yourself, is there something that I can do to change that outcome? A death is final, so you cannot change that outcome. A quick note, recently I attended a service for someone that died very young. As a mother myself, I had a difficult time understanding how the parents remained so calm and frankly, normal during it all. Not knowing this young person well at all, I could only imagine what I would be going through if that were my child in the casket. I think I’d be an emotional mess! I couldn’t stay long, not because I had somewhere else to be, but my thoughts were getting the better of me which, in my opinion would not be helpful or supportive to the family. I don’t really know, of course, how I would handle that situation, but I hope that I would be able to keep my composure as they did. Hopefully, I won’t have to find out!

Anger, on the other hand, is the feeling of injustice including loss. The thought that something was wrongly done to us or the guilt of not having done enough can create a deep seeded anger within even the quietest of individuals. Anger can also be the culmination of many smaller events that were overlooked and allowed to fester with until an eruption point is reached. Instead of addressing the problems along the way, they were just tossed aside without remedy. To some this may seem like a good idea and a great way to avoid confrontation, but this is actually very harmful to you and those around you. As the story of the “straw that broke the camel’s back” goes; it was never about the weight of the individual straw, but rather the accumulation of all of the straws that had been placed on the camel’s back.

Understanding where the root of these emotions is coming from is vital for in determining how to handle the situation. Rather than allowing the festering of the wound to continue until the eruption or cratering takes place, face your sorrow, self-pity, anger or slights to avoid these types of situations.

Not sure about how to get started? Come talk to me at Goldwiser. I’m here Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm and located at 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX 77375. Let’s chat and help you to get some resolution! While you’re at it, bring your old gold, silver and platinum jewelry. Let’s get rid of some of the causes of your worries!

Happiness Where You Are Now

 

Are you happy? Yes, bad things happen all of the time, but allowing yourself to be brought down by that negativity is not healthy for your happiness. You see, happiness is a state that we should all strive to be in regardless of the outside sources that affect us all. When you come into contact with other people, your state of being has the potential to rub off on others. In other words, if you are having a bad day and project that negativity onto someone else, there is the potential for you to turn that person’s day into a negative one. While many of us are able to recognize when someone is not happy by their actions including their speech, there are others that are not aware that they could be impacting someone in a negative way or allowing themselves to become impacted by those same forces.

How to break the chain? Positivity! Really, it’s that simple. When you recognize that someone is in a bad mood, make it your priority to help them to change that mood. You can do that by complimenting something they’re wearing. Interrupt their thought process by making them think of something other than what is bothering them at the moment. By thinking about positive images, they will disarm their unhappiness towards you. If you’re really good at this, you can potentially turn their unhappiness away from all the people that they will come into contact with. Not all unhappiness is easily removed but by redirecting the focus onto something complimenting, you can seriously help them to have a much better day.

Remember, it’s the little things in life that can have the greatest impact on each of us. Be kind to others especially when you know that you are not happy. It’s not their fault that you are unhappy and only you can control your state of mind. Strive to make it positive every day!

Are you having an unhappy day? My goal is to help turn that around! Come talk to me at Goldwiser. I’m here Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm and located at 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX 77375. Let’s chat and make you happy!

 

Some Reasons Why Mom is So Special

This weekend is Mother’s Day weekend and while we all get so busy with our lives, take some time to tell her just how important she is and how much you love her. Here are just some reasons why mom’s the best!

Reason #1 – Whenever you are confused about taking a decision, your mom will tell you something insightful that will help.
Reason # 2 – Whenever you are betrayed, your mom’s shoulder will help you get over it.
Reasons #3 – No matter what time of the night it is, if you need, your mom will make you hot chocolate to make you feel better.
Reasons #4 – If you were ever stuck drawing a perfect scientific apparatus for school, you mom would rescue you by showing her artistic side.
Reason #5 – Even a last minute school project became a success because of your mom.
Reason #6 – When something bad happens to you, your mom’s hug is all you need to get comforted.
Reasons #7 – No matter how much her work life sucks, she will never take it out on you.
Reason # 8 – She has been kind to you and your friends even when you broke her favorite thing while playing.
Reason # 9 – She can come up with a perfect explanation as to why you were dumped by your mean boyfriend, and make you feel better.
Reason #10 – When you have no one to talk to, your mom will put away all her chores just to talk with you.
Reason #11 – Even when there was a financial crunch at home, your mom somehow managed to make dinner fun and delicious.
Reason #12 – When it is raining like crazy outside and you have gone to a friend’s place in your car, you mom will be ready with a towel to wipe you dry when you get back home!
Reason #13 – When you really need to, you can count on your mother to tell you a fairy tale and make you believe that the same good life will be yours too.
Reason #14 – When you have taken a wrong turn or a bad decision, she will never tell you, “I told you so!”.
Reason #15 – Your mother will always be up for a pep talk, if and when you need it.
Reason #16 – No matter how sick she is, she will never let you make your own breakfast when you are sick yourself!
Reason #17 – Your mom will never tell you that you are fat.
Reason #18 – If a mother knows that somebody is hurting her children; she will fight like crazy against that ‘somebody’.
Reason #19 – No matter how good you are at lying, your mom will always see through it.
Reason #20 – Your mom is the reason you are contemplating marriage and kids.
Reason #21 – She will be honest with you when a dress doesn’t look good on you.
Reason #22 – Your mom will make you feel better with just one hug.
Reason # 23 – By cooking your favorite dish for you, your mom will turn a boring dinner into an interesting one.
Reason #24 – She can wash your really dirty clothes and make them look brand new.
Reason #25 – When you are scared to sleep alone, your mom will accommodate you in her bed.
Reason #26 – You mom can pack your bags in a jiffy when you are in a hurry to catch a flight that leaves in an hour.
Reason #27 – She was proud even though all you did was sew your own sock, just one!
Reason #28 – She shows off your handmade purse to every single friend of hers and boasts about your ingenious creative abilities.
Reason #29 – Your mom can effortlessly inculcate good habits in you, even when you are 20.
Reason #30 – If you are a good and disciplined human being today, it is because of your mom!
Reason #31 – Your mom will get over her fear of water to help you learn swimming.
Reason #32 – She has encouraged you to do your best and not get disheartened because of failures.
Reason #33 – She will starve to feed you.
Reason #34 – She has done you a favor by delivering you into this world by undergoing lot of pain herself. You wouldn’t be reading this post today, if it weren’t for her!
Reason #35 – Even if it made her uncomfortable, she told you what sex means, and how there are things worth waiting for.
Reason #36 – All you have to do is shout ‘Mom’ and she will come running to your rescue. No matter how far or busy she is.
Reason #37 – She put up with your father’s absurd behavior because she didn’t want you to see them fighting.
Reason #38 – She has taught you to differentiate between right and wrong.
Reason #39 – She can stop you from following the wrong path by just giving you a cold stare.
Reason #40 – Whenever you are upset, you mom will sense it without you even telling her.
Reason #41 – Despite her anguish, she has punished you just so you learn the realities of life.
Reason #42 – Your mom is the only person on earth who began to love you, even before you were born.
Reason #43 – She shares a special bond of life with you. She laughs when you laugh, her heart bleeds when you cry.
Reason #44 – She has tried to make your every single birthday a memorable one.
Reason #45 – She has tried to make you feel like you are the only person who matters in her universe.
Reason #46 – When you really needed her to, she has been there to hold your hands and wipe your tears. Like when your favorite pet died or when your friend backstabbed you.
Reason #47 – She will give you good advice; despite you saying you don’t need it. But in the end, her advice is what helps you decide.
Reason #48 – She shares her life’s experiences with you to help you understand that life is never fair.
Reason #49 – A mother’s instinct never fails. She knows what is right for you and what is wrong. So listen up, girl!
Reason #50 – She has done the best that she can with all she’s had to work with and through.

We are sure there will be plenty more reasons that you have to add in this list. So go ahead and tell us the reasons why your mom is so special!

Do you want to talk about your mom with me? Visit Goldwiser at 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX, Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm. While you’re at it, bring your old, broken and unwanted jewelry and buy something special for your mom!

Things to do Mother’s Day Weekend

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Whether it’s shopping with your four-legged bff or watch J.J. Watt play softball, there is sure to be something on this list for everyone! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

·         Farmer’s Market Bike Ride – Meet up with Bayou City Outdoors at Onion Creek Cafe and embark on a 10 to 12-mile bike ride to various farmers markets around the city. 8:30am.
·         Friends of HPL Book Sale – Shop for new and gently used books priced at $3 or less at this sale that benefits Houston Public Library. 9am to 4pm.
·         Puppies for Breakfast at Market Square Park – Stroll through this festival and enter the costume contest, check out food trucks, and shop dog-friendly items with your four-legged friend at Market Square Park. Suggested $5 donation. 10am.
·         Asian Heritage Cultural Discovery Workshops at the Chinese Community Center – Learn about traditional and contemporary Asian art forms with through hands-on cultural discovery workshops instructed by Chinese Community Center’s cultural experts. Tickets are $25 per person and include lunch. 10am to 2pm.
·         Flower-Palooza at Pop Shop America Boutique – Shop flower crowns and essential oils or make your own succulent terrariums for mom at this market hosted by Pop Shop America at their boutique in The Heights. 10am to 5pm.
·         AsiaFest at Asia Society Texas Center – Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at this family-friendly event featuring hands-on activities, food, musical and dance performances and more. 10am to 6pm.
·         The Jungle Book at McPhail Hall – Head to McPhail Hall to see The Company Onstage’s production of The Jungle Book with Mowgli, Baloo, and Bagheera. $10; limited discounted $5 tickets available. 11am.
·         The Market at Sawyer Yards – Shop a curated selection of specialty foods, folk art, and artisan crafts during this market hosted by The Washington Avenue Arts District. 11am to 5pm.
·         Tacos and Beer Brunch at Fusion Taco – Nosh on tacos paired with Saint Arnold brews at this special brunch at Fusion Taco. $35. Noon to 2:30pm.
·         Dia De Los Crawfish at Navigation Esplanade – Stuff your face with spicy mudbugs as you jam out to rock and Zydeco tunes on the East End at Dia De Los Crawfish. Noon to 8pm.
·         Heights Rosé Social at Southern Goods – Raise money for Susan G. Komen Houston while sipping on 20 different types of rosé and enjoying music from Brad Absher and Swamp Royale at Southern Goods. 1pm to 5pm.
·         Houston Crawfish, Crab & Grill Festival at The Hobby Event Center – Taste the flavors of summertime in Houston at this family-friendly festival featuring crawfish, crab, grilled food, arts and crafts, vendors, and music. $10. 2pm to 11pm.
·         Houston Dash vs. Sky Blue FC at BBVA Compass Stadium – Cheer on the Dash as they play Sky Blue FC in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $15, not including ticket fees. 3pm.
·         In Darfur at The Landing Theatre at The Docks – See this touching story about an aid worker, a journalist and a Darfuri woman who end up in the same camp in Darfur come to life on stage in this production from The Landing Theatre Company. Tickets start at $25, but limited discounted $17.50 tickets are available. 3pm.
·         J.J. Watt Charity Classic at Minute Maid Park – Houston Texan J.J. Watt will host his home run derby and softball game again this year to raise money for the J.J. Watt Foundation. Tickets start at $5, but you may find cheaper or better seats on Ticket Network’s resale marketplace. 4pm.
·         Arlo Guthrie in Concert at The Grand – Songwriter, activist, and actor Arlo Guthrie perform at The Grand as part of his Running Down The Road Tour. Tickets start at $35.10, not including ticket fees. 8pm.
·         Emily King in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – See Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Emily King perform live at White Oak Music Hall. Tickets start at $18, not including ticket fees. 8pm.

Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017


·         Mother’s Day Brunch – Treat your mom, aunt, or any mother figure in your life to a special brunch and choose from South American food at Churrascos, French cuisine at Le Bistro, Spanish tapas at Mi Luna along with many other participating restaurants in the Houston area. Times and prices vary per restaurant.
·         Pollinator Container Garden Workshop at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – Build your own floral container garden with native plant species to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard at this parent-child workshop. Tickets start at $40. 10am and 1pm.
·         Wood Block Photo Transfers Workshop at Pop Shop America – Learn how to transfer photographs onto wood blocks to create stylish pieces of art at this craft workshop where you can BYOB and enjoy snacks from Greenhouse Catering Co. $32. 11am to 1pm.
·         Houston Pet Expo at NRG | FREE – Bring your pet and peruse exhibitors, watch obedience demonstrations, adopt a pet, get discounted vaccinations and preventative care and more at the Houston Pet Expo. 11am to 4pm.
·         You Can’t Take It With You at A.D. Players Theater – Laugh all the way through this hilarious play that shows what happens when a woman’s snooty, soon-to-be in-laws to dinner with her eccentric parents. Tickets start at $15, but limited discounted tickets start at $7.50. 2pm.
·         Little Shop of Horrors at EaDo Playhouse – Catch a production of the 1980s musical Little Shop of Horrors, playing at EaDo Playhouse. $25; limited discounted $12.50 tickets available. 5pm.
·         Rock n Roll Bingo at Darwin’s Pub – Rock out as you play Bingo for prizes and enjoy drink specials at Darwin’s Pub  6pm to 8pm.

See me at Goldwiser for your last minute Mother’s Day gifts! I’m located at 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX 77375 and I’m open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm. Looking for a little extra spending money? Just bring your old, unwanted or broken jewelry, coins, silverware or anything made from gold, silver or platinum and walk out with not only a fantastic gift, but some cash! I’ll buy your gift cards, too!
H/T http://365thingsinhouston.com/

The $500,000 Emerald Ring

Divers have discovered an antique emerald ring worth $500,000 while searching for a sunken Spanish frigate off the coast of Florida.

The gold piece of jewelry is thought to have come from the ill-fated Nuestra Senora de Atocha that sank off the Florida Keys 400 years ago.

It was found by one of the diving team about 35 miles off the coast of Key West and is set to earn them a fortune.

Treasure: The ancient gold ring with a rectangular cut emerald is believed to come from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha

The ancient gold ring with a rectangular cut emerald is believed to come from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha.

The emerald in the middle is 2.7cm by 2.5cm and has initials engraved on it. Similar jewels found from the Atocha have gone for $500,000.

The diving team was from Mel Fisher’s Treasures which has plundered $450million worth of goods from the vessel over the last few decades.

A dive team aboard the Magruder salvage ship discovered the ring in about 30 feet of water close to where the Atocha sank.

The find is the biggest this year and amongst the largest to be pulled from the ship.

The ship: Nuestra Senora de Atocha sank in 1622 off the coast of Florida

It was in 1622 that the Atocha went down in a hurricane as it tried to return to Spain laden with jewels, gold, silver and indigo – the fruits of an Empire plundering the New World. Nuestra Senora de Atocha sank in 1622 off the coast of Florida.

All 265 crew died apart from three sailors and two slaves who managed to jump out before it went under.

Spanish salvage crews tried to find the wreck but another hurricane came through and scattered its treasures over a larger area – until Mr Fisher came along.

What a find! One of the divers from Mel Fisher's Treasures shows off the ring

Beautiful: Divers also plucked two silver spoons from the wreckage

He has been hunting its treasures for the last 40 years and has pulled in more than $450million worth that he won the right to keep after a test case in the U.S. Supreme Court. Divers also plucked two silver spoons from the wreckage.

His haul includes more than 100,000 Spanish silver and Colombian emeralds and a 40-inch rosary.

Aside from the emerald ring, the latest find included two silver spoons and other artifacts.

May’s birthstone is emerald. Stop by Goldwiser to see our selection of jewelry. Keep in mind that Mother’s Day is also in May. 😉 I am located at 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX 77375 and open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm. Bring in your old jewelry and leave with something new! If you have any questions, please give me a call at (832)943-7300 and just ask for Gina! Remember, this weekend is Mother’s Day. Come in and get her the perfect gift!

H/T: Daniel Bates of The Daily Mail

I Have A Twenty to Give You

Here’s the good word for your day!

A speaker held up a $20 bill in a room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?” Hands went up.

He said, “I am going to give this $20 to 1 of you but 1st, let me do this.” He crumpled up the $20 dollar bill. He asked, “Who still wants it…?” Still hands were up in the air.

“Well, What if I do this?” he dropped it on the ground & started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled & dirty. “Now, who still wants it?” Hands went in the air.

“My friends, we have all learned a valuable lesson. No matter what I did you still wanted the money, it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled & ground into the dirt by the decisions we make & the circumstances that come our way. We may feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty-clean, crumpled-finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE. You are special! Don’t EVER forget it.”

If you do not pass this on, you may never know the lives it touches, the hurting hearts it speaks to, or the hope that it may bring. Count your blessings, not problems.

Always!

I have many of these bills to give out, but I can’t do it without you. See me at Goldwiser located at 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX 77375 today. I’m open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm just waiting to hand them out to you! What do you need to do? Just bring your old, unwanted or broken jewelry, coins, silverware or anything made from gold, silver or platinum and walk out with not only a lesson, but some cash! I’ll buy your gift cards, too!

If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift, come see my showroom of beautiful gift ideas to make her heart flutter. Remember, Mother’s Day in Sunday, May 14th, 2017.

A Mother’s Love

A mother’s love is given freely and without condition, which is why we should honor them every day, not just one day each year on a calendar. A mother makes choices; some would say sacrifices, which may not be in her best interest, but will be in the best interest of her children. To a mother, her children come before everything and everyone else. Some will argue the validity of that statement especially with the increase of some mothers doing horrific things to their children, but the overwhelming majority of mothers are just as horrified, saddened and confused as to how anyone could do that to a child.

A mother is there for her children. She is there to listen to them, nurture them, raise them to be productive and fruitful members of society, but most of all, love them unconditionally. It is true that a woman alone cannot have a child, only a mother can experience what it feels like to have a child growing inside of her. No matter what technology comes up with, that bond can never be replicated. Even though adoptive parents will love their children with the same intensity, unless they have actually given birth, only their imagination would be able to replicate what it must feel like.

There are stories about how beautiful the whole process is and there are horror stories about how awful it is, but the truth of the matter is, that it is each individual’s experience that brings their story to life. A mother grows into her role; she isn’t born with it. It starts in the beginning with the discovery that she will be a mother and over those first few months she goes through many phases. Some many equate them to a roller coaster ride; high highs and low lows, but one thing is certain, the ride into motherhood never ends.

A mother’s love is given to her children, for the rest of her life and beyond. She should always be honored and most certainly respected for the miracle of life that is you!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Are you looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the most important person in your life? Come see the selection available at Goldwiser. Located at 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball TX 77375 and open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm, the perfect gif awaits you!

 

Some Fun Things to Do This Weekend!

Things to Do All Weekend (May

·         May the Fourth Be With You Events Around Houston | Thursday to Sunday –  Show some love for Star Wars at trivia nights, comedy shows, concerts, and costume parties inspired by the film happening all over the city. Hours vary.

·         Wild West Brew Fest in Katy | Friday and Saturday – Kick off the festivities at the Launch Party on Friday night and keep the party going all weekend while you check out more than 500 types of beers from over 80 breweries at Wild West Brew Fest. The festival will take place at Hop House at Katy Mills Mall. Tickets start at $25, not including ticket fees. Hours vary.

·         Cinco de Mayo Celebrations, Parties, Parades & Fiestas | Friday to Sunday Check out our 17 favorite Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Houston in 2017, with options for all ages and interests. Hours vary.

·         Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival at Galveston Island Convention Center | Friday to Sunday – Wine and dine at this annual event featuring a champagne brunch, food and wine sampling events, a 5k champagne run, blind tasting and more. Tickets start at $98, not including ticket fees. Hours vary.

·        Bernie’s Backyard Crawfish Festival at Bernie’s Backyard | Friday to Sunday – Head to Spring for this family-friendly crawfish festival featuring face painting, live music, cold brews, shaved ice, a playground, and lots of crawfish. Hours vary.

·         Cinco de Mayo Weekend at El Big Bad | Friday to Sunday – Party all weekend at El Big Bad where they’ll be serving liquid nitrogen margaritas and you can sample tequila, try their new taco menu, enjoy music from a DJ, and shop goods at a pop-up market. Tickets start at $10. Hours vary.

·         Little Shop of Horrors at EaDo Playhouse | Friday to Sunday – Catch a production of the 1980s musical Little Shop of Horrors, playing at EaDo Playhouse. $25; limited discounted $12.50 tickets available. 8pm nightly.

·         Star Wars Art Festival at The Space HTX | Saturday and Sunday – May the force be with you as you browse a selection of Star Wars-themed artwork by artists near and far, far away curated by Dandee Warhol. Costumes encouraged. Tickets start at $6. Noon to 6pm both days.

·         Texas Vintage Festival at Humble Civic Center & Arena Complex | Saturday and Sunday – Shop for antiques, collectibles, home decor, and vintage pieces from local vendors at this two-day event at the Humble Civic Center. $3. 10am to 5pm both days.

·         Japan Festival at Hermann Park | Saturday and Sunday – Celebrate Japanese culture through dance, food, music, and activities at this festival in Hermann Park. Hours vary.

 

If none of this interests you, just come see me at Goldwiser and bring your old jewelry! You may be surprised at how much it’s worth! I’m open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm and located at 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX 77375. Please like my Facebook page.