Sunday, February 01, 2009
We picked Mom up from the rehab facility at 10:00 am on
Saturday morning. We just had to put a few things in the
suitcase, load everything on a cart, bid the nurses a final
farewell, exchange phone numbers with one or two of the
other temporary residents, and then we were on our way.
Here she is in the front entrance hall, waiting for the guys
to load the cars with her stuff. Does this woman look
Our friends Pete and Terry brought their car and took
some of the stuff home for us since our car wouldn't
have been able to carry it all. The help and extra trunk
space was greatly appreciated.
A half hour drive north and we were back to Mountainview
Residence in Georgetown. Mom got out of the car without
assistance, took her walker and walked right into the place
without hesitation or faltering. And then we began to meet
people. Friends who knew she was coming back that day
were there to greet her. Others who didn't know that she
was coming back greeted her with double looks, expressions
of astonishment and cries of delight. All agreed that she
looked incredible. The sign in the window of her room was
another warm welcome home.
Fridays and Saturdays there is a hair stylist who comes in
to do the residents hair. Mom is a weekly customer who
loves nothing more then to have her hair done. It's something
she really missed and fretted over when she was away. When
Elaine (the hairdresser) heard that Mom was due back on
Saturday she left word that she'd wait for her and would
do her hair for her if she wanted it done and wasn't too
tired. Mom dumped her stuff in her room and went right
back out to the salon that's set up in the residence.
And here she is afterwords! This is my Mother!!!
After getting her hair washed, cut and styled it was
time for lunch. Was Mom too weary to go to the
dinning room for lunch??? Oh no! We went in,
greeting people all over, and were seated at a
reserved table where Mom ate a good lunch and
didn't stop beaming throughout.
After lunch, with one of her closest friends joining
us, we went back to Mom's room where we unpacked
and set things to rights for her. Then DH and I went
to the grocery store to pick up a few little things for her
while she and her friend Flora chatted and caught
up with news and time lost. They've missed each
other terribly. We left her around 4:00 to relax and
rest in her room before dinner and returned home,
tired ourselves but very, very happy.
Stitching news is light this week. I made a bit more
progress on My Needle's Work which includes
stitching my very first Rooster. Handsome fella.
I also worked on the border for Wayward Garden,
and am beginning to enjoy it without fretting about
it's size, it's complexity or it's potentially far distant
completion date. Your encouragement and your
enthusiasm have really helped me to ignore, if not
conquer my reservations about this project. After
all, we're doing this ultimately for fun and relaxation.
I had two Ebay wins arrive in the post this week, both of
which are Prairie Schooler designs. I love both of these
and am thrilled to have them added to my collection.
Now if I could just win Prairie Schooler's A Prairie
Year II, book #23, I would be dancing indeed. I've
been wanting that one for ages. I'm watching one on
Ebay now. Fingers crossed.
I was awarded two (!!) blogging awards this week and am
very grateful for both. Nice to know that my often long
winded posts don't scare you away. Thanks to Rowyn for
this award. And back at you my friend.
And thanks to Lynn for this award, which also comes with
a request to list my addictions. Where to start???
1) Books 2) X-stitch 3) cats 4) chocolate 5) blogging
I am suppose to nominate five other bloggers for each of
these awards, which is really, really hard to do. How on
earth do you choose??? Everyone on my blog list on the
right is special to me, and I have a list of other blogs tagged
that I visit regularly too, but don't comment on. There's
just not enough time in the day/week/month/year to
talk to everyone. At least not until I retire...in 15 years or so.
So I'm nominating everyone who's blogs I read, whether
you know I do or not. I've said it before and I'll undoubtedly
say it again....you guys are AWESOME!!!
Did I mention my number one addiction was to books???
Do you require proof??? May I present exhibit A.
And exhibit B. Please note that right now I am blushing and
grinning sheepishly. Oh heck. You all know me by now. I
just can't help myself. Some of these were on sale, and all of
them have been on my wish list at Chapters for ages. Aren't
they pretty??? Does anybody else out there hug their books??
Oh. No one??
I'm reading Inkspell (the sequel to Inkheart) at the moment
and I'm loving it. But it's a bigger book then the first was,
and that one was pretty big too, so it may take me awhile to
get through. And then there is Inkdeath, the final book in the
series, which is also an enormous tome. I really do need to
retire. Darn work is wasting valuable time that I need to
dedicate to all my addictions. But then of course I wouldn't
be able to afford my addictions, would I?? So frustrating.
It's been cold, frigid, freezing, breathtaking, and down
right nippy outside these days. And we had more snow
last week and yesterday. The piles at the end of the
driveway are higher then DH's head and it's getting
harder to toss the new snow on top of the old. Note
the snow fort on the left side of the drive which was
built by the neighbourhood kids last week. They put
in a lot of time and effort on that thing and are very
proud of it. And now we can't throw snow on top of
that side of the drive because of the fort and therefore
must drag it to the other side and heave it up there.
Has anyone else seen the new designs from Blue
Ribbon Designs which are being released next week
during Nashville?? Anybody else loosing their hearts
(and minds) over them?? I love the winter one, and
the bookmark one. And I've been hoping to get
Peppermint Twist since it came out late last year.
Oh shoot. Guess I've gotta keep working. Wonder
what else will be coming out from Nashville next
To D. Wright who keeps leaving comments here
about Jan Karon and her website. Hi. Thanks
for stopping by. It's always nice to hear from
fellow book lovers here too. I do visit Ms Karon's
website every once in awhile and enjoy it very much.
Well, it's time to go and do some chores. Hope you
are all well and having a great weekend. Thanks for