Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Time Flies

This past week-end flew by
and before you know it
it's Tuesday night!

like some ~ I was cozied up on Sunday night
watching the Oscars

not sure why as I only saw one of the nominated movies
but I love the red carpet
all the dresses ~ the bling ~ the eye candy

I won't post dresses and such
as there are others like Simone
that do a much better job of that

I did see this shot though and thought the ring was gorgeous

Kelly Osborne ~ Oscar's 2012

I am out of sorts this week
think I am PMSing
oh joy ~ but I am trying to relax a bit

spending some time for me
and making plans for this upcoming week-end

nothing too much fun let me assure you
I am taking Monday off

a mental health day ~ a jammie day
a day of nothing planned

so as long as I can get my cleaning and errands done on
Sat. & Sun
this shall happen for me.

Hope you are having a good week so far.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Potpourri

Today I am breathing a sigh of relief

it has been a week of ups and downs
there were times that I could not wait to get home
to my safe haven

which leads me to today's post
what does home mean to you?

is it a bouquet of flowers on the table

a good cuppa hot tea

your favourite nook or cranny

to me it is being surrounded by the familiar
pictures ~ smells ~ things that you love
and that bring you comfort

comfort food means home

along with your best loved linens
whether it is an old quilt or the newest puffy comforter

why all this talk about home today
because yesterday morning Mom came home from the hospital

oh happy day

I wanted her to come here for a week or so
but she wanted to go home

can't say I blame her

she went in on the 27th of January
and spent 27 days

she is doing so well
and all she wants right now is a bath
so I will head over there tonight
and grant her, her wish

Wishing you all a wonderful week-end
full of comfy cozy dreams and wishes


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Forget Me Not

This week-end heaven gained another angel
as my Aunt Dot got her wings
and went home...

born Dorothy Ann
my Dad's oldest sister

started with Aphasia a few years ago
then went into Alzheimer's disease

she was the most like my Grandmother Stiles
she was a tremendous cook
loved to garden ~ her flowers were always so beautiful

she was the family patriarch I suppose
the oldest of 5 

Alzheimer's scares the living crap out of me

they say it is not hereditary 
but personally I don't believe it

as it took my grandmother and one of her sisters
that's 2 out of 3

then on to my Dad's generation
and 2 out of 5 either have it
or signs of it....so far

at least I know Aunt Dot is well again
and I betcha the party at the big farm in heaven
was quite a celebration on Saturday!

Mom is doing so good
if she keeps going like she has been
I think she will be home by next week-end.

Hoping your week-end has been full of more smiles 
than tears.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Potpourri

Here we are again
it's Friday

it's been an eventful one for sure
not that we did a lot for Valentine's Day
but that's ok

Trev's surgery went well and he is sore
but it will be all worth it in the end

Tuesday afternoon I walked into ICU
and Mom was gone ~ someone else was in her bed

gave me a start for sure but it was all good
she got moved to a regular room
and she is doing so well ~ I am so so happy

dreaming of spring

so cute!

sinful looking but I bet they are oh so good

I think this would be the perfect spot to spend the week-end
with a cuppa tea and a good book

as for the rest of the week-end ~ it's free and clear

it's been one hell of a week at work
so I need some time to de-stress

take some time to visit Mom

catch up on some recorded tv

and just relax
I think I deserve it.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Be My Valentine

today I celebrate
the man that makes my heart happy

he makes me laugh

and is my anchor in stormy seas

we do not need a special day to say
I Love You
as it is spoken each and every day

tonight we will not be going out to dinner
we also do not need a special occasion in order to do that

today he is going in for dental surgery
how romantic!

so tonight I will be heating up some soup I think
and taking care of my boy.

just to update...

Mom is doing very well ~ had supper last night for the first time
in over 2 weeks
she kicked that feeding tube to the curb
and her breathing is better

I think this Valentines will be my favorite one ever
as I think she will be out of ICU this week
such great news

whatever you plan today
do it with love
and a spring in your step.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Calm After the Storm

There was actually a calm before the storm too
as Friday it was gorgeous

the sun was shining
I felt like a cat wanting to seek out the beam
and take it all in
they were predicting a good ole fashion
n'oreaster for Saturday afternoon
and overnight hours

so it was up early
off to the hospital and running errands
before it all started
then we hunkered down on couch
and listened to the wind blow

today we woke up to 30 cm of
new fallen snow

there was blue sky ~ but cold
brrrr cold

I popped outside long enough to take a few shots
then it was back in

Trev worked at clearing everything outside
and I puttered around in

first up was banana bread

then a big pot of chili with fresh biscuits

then it was on to a recipe I found here

in hearts of course for Valentines
and they are yummy yummy!

I sprinkled sugar on some
and then pink and red sugar on others

I will not tell you how many of those little ones I ate
fresh from the oven ~ but it was sinful!

Mom is doing better ~ still in ICU
but that is due to her ongoing issues with her lungs
they are only putting her on the vent at night
and keeping her off it longer and longer
she is feeling better I can tell
and has started using the dry erase board I bought
so we have communication!

one more snow shot!
I am currently under my blanket on the couch
watching the Grammy Awards

cheering for Adele and still in disbelief about Whitney
hope you had a great week-end.