Friday, December 26, 2008

So did you survive the holidaze?

We had a pleasant time of it, visiting with mom in the convalescent home. We exchanged gifts and ate some. The nurses and staff performed a chorus of holiday music which everyone enjoyed. My daughter and SIL brought the grandchildren and that lifted everyone's spirits...a two year old just enjoys the whole world as long as there are toys to be played with and gifts to open; and a 3 month old enjoys the world as long as that bottle is coming her way! Mom's spirits are good. She will stay for a while as she gets stronger and heals. The Florida trip has been canceled, but I will be enjoying time here with friends. Today I go to the Poconos for an overnight trip with my son. I have a friend who rents a house up there and every year I go up to enjoy the ambiance. I used to ski, but the knee is still talking to me and saying stuff I can't write here for fear of offending someone. That's OK, however. There is much to do up there and the sights...with the deer and the snow...suits my spiritual nature, so I'm happy. Looking forward to reading your entries this coming week. I know I am behind, but I also know that all of you good people understand my absence. Be well, take care...

14 comments:

Lucy said...

Karen, how wonderful that everything worked out at the home where your mom is. How is her hand? I hope she doing better. It is important to have a little relaxation to keep your spirits up.
Did anyone ever tell you in that Thanksgiving picture you and ,mom look so much alike. Take care and keep us posted. Lucy

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad that the holiday was enjoyable dispite the unfortunate surroundings. Glad you are going to get a way for some relaxation.

Beth said...

Sounds like everything went well, and I known you'll enjoy a little "grounding" in the beauty of nature!

Tracy said...

glad you had a good christmas and that your moms doing better! hugs

Joyce said...

It's great that you got to spend time with your mom during Christmas. I know little kids brighten up the world they are surrounded by, so that was great for all also. Enjoy your little trip.
Hugs, Joyce

Lucy said...

Karen, I aM SO GLAD THAT SHE, YOUR MOM WON'T HAVE TO STAY IN THE home. I have not seen a really good one yet. Upscale or whatever, it is still a nursing home. Have fun but careful of that knee. Lucy

Janie said...

Glad that you had a good Christmas. Just stopping in to wish you a Happy New Year. Blessings, Janie

ADB said...

Thanks for pointing me to your blog. Will continue to read in the New Year, for which I wish you all that is good.

Guido

Lucy said...

I want for you to have a HAPPY NEW YEAR, and your mom to get ever so much better. Have fun with your son and tell that beautiful daughter Hi. Lucy

Ora said...

So happy that Mom had a good day with you all...and yes..a child can make the difference with their antics and smiles...and just enjoy your trip away...renewing your life!! May this New Year bring much happiness. God Bless from Ora in KY

Lucy said...

I am so hoping everything goes well with your mom and I want you, your son and daughter and those grandbabies (one to come?) all the best in the New Year.
Happy New Year, Karen and the best to all the best to all, including Sheba Lucy

Alice said...

Hi Karen. I'm so far behind on reading that I think I'm ahead. Anyway, just wanted to stop in and say happy new year. I think it will just take some time for your knee to heal properly so give it time and maybe you can ski again :)....

Lucy said...

Hi Karen, Hope things are looking up for your mom and never forget one thing in life, easy come, easy go. You take care of you!! Lucy

krissy knox said...

My holidays were rough as my husband John was sick a lot of the time. So we didn't celebrate Christmas on Christmas, LOL. New Year's Eve was good, however. John and I went to my parents and had crab legs, fries, and salad. We also got makings for non-alcoholic drinks: virgin mary and pina colada! We actually haven't drank that yet, b/c we didn't have time, john fell asleep, LOL. Oh, we'll have to do that tonight with a movie! Anyway, the crab and shrimp feast was spectacular on New Year's Eve. We went to my parent's house with crabs and shrimp, cooked them up, and treated my parents. Haven't had that much fun in years. My parents are 76 and 80. they are a joy to be around.

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