Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day

This weekend has been a whirlwind of activity both work and personal but I couldn't let the day end without saying a special THANK YOU to my Mom. Not that she will read this- she laughingly remarks that she doesn't know how to turn on a computer. She is not kidding. But that's ok not everyone is destined to travel the electronic highway and my Mom is content the way she is. She loves her family and her home. She likes to watch Jeopardy and "The Wheel". She gets her hair fixed every Friday and she goes to church on Sunday. It is hard for me to admit that she is slowing down and this most recent illness has taken it's toll. I spent the day with her- trying to get her to eat and drink. She is getting better but it is very very slow. It gives Mother's Day a whole new meaning when you realize that you may never again have the Mother you grew up knowing and loving. Not that you won't always love her that never changes but it is different. I guess what I am trying to say is "Make every day count" Everything can change in a blink of an eye. No pictures this year! But here is a picture from last Mother's Day.

This was taken in March when we celebrated Mom's Birthday. My niece is also born in March so we make it a big celebration every year. The cute one in green- he's mine.

My small contribution to the 400th Anniversary of Jamestown. And no you couldn't talk me into going there on a bet!!

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy Mother's Day.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

May 8th Already

and here I am with my first blog post of the month. I had high hopes for many posts this month but once again life, that is my real life got in the way. This time in the form of my Mother being sick and needing my help at her house ( NO internet - yikes!)and then this past weekend ending up in the hospital.My Mom that is. She was in the hospital in Charlottesville and I must confess that had I known my way a bit better the thought of slipping out for a wee bit on Saturday afternoon to a couple of yarn shops I know are there did cross my mind.However I resisted I have made the 90 mile trek many times lately and more to come. So this go round- please forgive me for not being here. She is 85 and Dad is 88 and right now they need me. It is pretty amazing that they have lived this long and this is our first real time of need. She seems to be recovering from the pneumonia very slowly but there are other problems that may be more long lasting. There was hospital knitting thank goodness. I truly do not know how people that do not knit stand something like hours and hours in a hospital. It is so soothing amd really helps the waiting time go by.

I am trying to think of what I have to share tongight. Have I told you about ripping my cotton cardigan and starting over? I like the fabric that is being created much better. I am trying to remain faithful and finish it before I rush headlong into the next project. Not promising that I won't do that tho. I have several projects that don't need much to finish them off. The year is half over and I have no FO's to share. I really need to fix that.

Spring and Summer are almost here and I am so excited to hopefully get to spend some time hopefully at the lake. Due to above mentioned family needs that time may be more limited but I will be sure to get some lake time in for sure.

Here are a few pictures that I took last fall and never used in the blog.

The floating leaf and the old fence are two of my favorites from last fall. I am looking forward to sharing some spring pictures. Well just as soon as I locate the camera. shhhh don't tell anyone that I am not sure where it is.

Onward and Upward. Thanks for waiting for me...

Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
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