Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day is right around the corner.  I hope you all have plans with your mother or your children or grandchildren.  I am blessed to have my mother still here and just a few steps away into their apartment on the end of our house.  She's not quite a spry as she used to be but neither am I so we make a good team!  When I think of the days when we used to tackle projects that involved moving wood stoves back in the old lake house it amazes me.  We can get into enough mischief now but it doesn't involve moving heavy stoves!

These days we like to go shopping and going out to lunch with an emphasis on lunch.  We went shopping last week and hit the jakepot at Dress Barn for her.  They have a good petite department which fits her well.  Now you all know by seeing pictures of me that I don't shop in the petite department........ahem.........we won't even go there.....

My Mom has lost most of her eyesight due to macular degeneration.  She does well though and does most all of her housework herself and cooks when Dad isn't treating her to some yummy takeout.  There are lots of things that she used to love to do but can't now due to her lack of eyesight.  One thing I miss too is that she always got my groceries for me each week.  I would make a list and off she would go in the car to the grocery store.  What a luxury having someone do the weekly shopping!

Now she likes to fold my clothes for me and that's a huge luxury too!!  Sometimes I walk into their apartment and she is in her chair and I dump the big basket of warm from the dryer clothes right on her!  We have a weird sense of humor around here......heehee!

I could go on and on but I don't want her to get all snuffly as Dad reads this to her.  I will just say that I am blessed to have her as a mother and she's a keeper!  I love you Mom!  xoxoxox


15 comments:

Susan said...

What a sweet tribute to your Mom and yes, how blessed you are to still have her. My mother lives with us the last years of her life, in a separate apartment attached to our home. What a joy.

Needled Mom said...

What a loving tribute to your mom. May you and your mom have a wonderful Mother's Day. Hugs!

Julie Harward said...

What a blessing to have her right there with you, that is awesome! I wish all households could live like that! Happy Mothers Day to both of you! :D

Mrs Mom said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too MM!!!

And BIG hugs to you and your Momma from our little corner of the world!!

Ora said...

what sweet words for your Mom..and I am sure she deserves them all...as you do also!!! I had to laugh when you mentioned the basket of warm clothes dumped on Mom..I would do the same thing when Mom would visit with us...wash towels...and lay them on her...how she would snuggle LOL...and oh my..when blankets or comforters came out of dryer..she just melted into a puddle of sweet butter LOLOL...Mom...the love of our hearts...I am so glad you still have Mom with you...it is a blessing for sure...and if my Mom was still here...she would be 110 years old...wouldn't that be a hoot??? God Bless...hugs from Ora in KY

hippo chick said...

Love your tribute. My mom used to do my ironing when she visited. My mom was legally blind, but managed to live alone until her death 14 years ago. She was a treat.

Give her a Mother's Day hug for me. And one for you too. Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

~hippo hugs~

Dawn said...

We are blessed to still have our moms, that's for sure. Your mom sounds like a wonderful woman. Did she ever get the cd? I'm really puzzled about that and would like to send her another one - Did you get my e-mail?

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Sounds like you have one sweet mom and so lucky to have her close by!

palmtreefanatic said...

so sweet! what a nice tribute!!! She looks awesome!
Hopefully your mothers day was as wonderful as you are:)

Sharon said...

What a sweet tribute to your mom.
I wish that my mom lived closer so that we could do more than just talk on the phone.
She is suppose to be coming here at the end of May. I am working hard to get the guest room fixed just right for her.
I hope that you had a happy mother's day. I did.

Rising Rainbow said...

You're lucky to have such a great mom. There are those of us out there who have not but I feel fortunate to have been able to appreciate and learn from the good mothers out there as an example for something I never learned at home. Thanks for sharing your mom with me.

Dawn said...

You must be having another very busy week!

Hollie said...

Awww, you are truly blessed to have such a sweet Mom!

KC said...

Happy belated mothers day to you..

prashant said...

What a loving tribute to your mom.
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