Sunday, November 29, 2009

Oh, Christmas Shopping, Wrapping, Decorating...

Has everyone started their Christmas shopping and decorating?  All the stores are in full regalia and looking for the big push to buy gifts for Christmas.  I have some decorations put up and have sorted the stash I keep piling up in the linen closet.  So, put that together with finally sorting out the craft room, and I'm feeling quite virtuous.  Still a little shopping left, but that will be done this week.
I hope all my friends and family will get on the fun side of the season. There are pressures, to be sure, for everyone to have the 'perfect Christmas', but let's take a breath, put on a smile, and think of the Love we received on the birth of Christ at Christmas, not the $$$$.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Domestic Queen

Je suis tres domestique!  (pardon my cereal box French) In other words I'm working the Domestic Queen thing today.  I have made bread, put beef stew in the crockpot, and cleaned, at least some. of the house.
Also, some Christmas decorations have found their way to their appropriate places.  Next, to sort out the gift stash I have in the linen closet.  I buy things all year with a person in mind.  Sometimes, though, I forget what is in the stash.
 For several years, my youngest daughter has had Christmas at her home for the family early in December, that way everyone gets have two Christmas Days.  This year it's in Guelph at #2 daughter's new home,on the 19th. So, I must have everything wrapped and ready to take there. First Christmas in her house and we're all  looking forward to it!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Aaaaaggggh! Clean up, Clean up, everybody Clean Up!

Well, it's more like I can do it.  This weekend will be the dreaded Clean the Whole House thing.  The clutter is begining to take over, and if I want to decorate for Christmas, some cleaning must be done.
So, early to bed, early to rise and get cleaning!!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

More Good News


My Mom has been admitted to a very good and secure Retirement Home.  It is close to my brother and sister (who are living in the home they shared with her), so they can visit Mom and help with the transition.  Mom has been in hospital, due to a hip fracture and at her age (93), and her condition of osteoarthrites and osteoporosis, there was no therapy that could bring about alleiviation of anything but the pain she experiences.  Now when she has visitors they can enjoy her company in an area where it's comfortable to visit.  Mom may take some time to realize that this is now her home.  I hope she will see how much better her life will be with people who are capable to take care of her specials needs, stimulate her mind, get her out in the fresh air.  She will also have people of her era to talk and remenisce with.  I'm going to see her as soon as possible.  This has taken soooo long to come around,  She should have been in special care four years ago, but circumstances worked against that.  So, thank God that everything finally came together for her good.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Good News

I am finally getting back to posting.  Hello out there, did ya miss me?  I felt like I had no good news to pass along.  Today things are looking up.  For instance we finally heard that my 93 year old Mom, can be placed in a proper full care facility instead of being in hospital.  She really enjoys being around people and her poor health had kept her in a sort of solitary confinement in her home.  My baby brother has taken good care of her for more than 20 years, but it was getting too much for him and he finally admitted that. As in most families there are, and will be, problems when it comes to agreeing about the care of elderly parents (Daddy died in 1984 ),but those of us who are the most involved have agreed that full care in the right facility will enhance her last years. Another piece of good news is that my youngest sis has moved back to where she grew up, namely the house where my brother was taking care of Mom. She has lived in New Brunswick for about 30 years so she will miss that place for awhile.  Her sons are in Ontario now so that was part of the incentive, as well as being closer to her Mom and her siblings.  We are soooo happy to have her live close to all of us again.  Mom especially loves to see her every day.
So, once again, I am reminded that all things work for good.  Take care of your loved ones and take the time to say "I Love You".  As the Stevie Wonder song  says "I just called to say I love you, and I mean it from the bottom of my heart".

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I Didn't Mean to Do It!

Hi everyone.  I didn't mean to leave so much time between posts.  I've been spending time with my friend and her children, travelling to Toronto to visit my Mom, welcomeing my baby sis back to Ontario (she has lived in New Brunswick for about 30 years) and visiting with my kiddos.
My house is in dire need of some TLC and so, tomorrow, I will get to be a Domestic Godess. Well, at least domestic.  Right now I'm waiting for the breadmaker to cook up a loaf of whole wheat smells deeeelishious!
I'm working (3rd incarnation of the yarn) on a sweater right now and it's coming along nicely.
Well, that's all the boring news fit to print.  Hope all my friends are doing well and forgive me for not keeping up with y'all.  <3 Mar.