Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A little break and other stuff......

This is always a busy time of year for us.....but it's usually much more stressful for my husband.  This year, not so much.  Oh, he's stressed, but it is the kind of stress he loves!  He truly loves work and of course I'm glad because....well, you know I like to shop!  

But this year has been a bit different with mama at the ER twice in two weeks and now in rehab.  Yesterday, she had a bad, bad day.  She just wouldn't wake up to do therapy or to eat.  It was a little scary, but today she seems fine, or as fine as you can be at 86 with bad shoulders and a broken back!

The therapist said she has us kids wrapped around her little finger.  Whatcha gonna do???  Kind of like spoiling a child, too late to turn back now!  Are there any discipline books for your parents? 

See, she's even up eating and smiling!  I did force her  ask her smile, I threatened to put her picture on the internet....shhhhhh....don't tell her! 

She has to have that very uncomfortable brace on when she is sitting or standing.  It was great to see her smiling today.

Saturday, Russell and I took a little break and rode up to the woods.  It was cold and wet, but I was a very good sport as you can see in the picture below.

Yes, I have on a camouflage hat because it kept the wind off my face just a teeny bit and if you click on the picture and look closely, you'll notice I have mud on my face and all over my jacket.  I realize that is not a happy look on my face, but when you've just been splattered unexpectedly with mud, it is so hard to smile!  It did, however, make my husband smile.

Actually, it was a nice little break from real life.  

The week has flown by.... oh, wait, it's only Tuesday!  

Everyone is on the mend.....mama, my dogs....pretty much things just may be looking up!

I fix my eyes on Jesus, the founder and perfecter of my faith..... Hebrews 12 
My paraphrase


Cathy said...

Okay, that made me laugh out loud. You have to be comfortable in your own skin to put up that picture of yourself. You do look a little perturbed!!! Mama looks good in the picture. I will see you tomorrow sometime before Mama's appt.

Dawn said...

I would not have been happy either with mud all over! Cute picture - glad it was a nice break, anyway!

Mimi said...

Hi Nancy!!!
You are so cute, even with MUD on your face, that makes it even better, please take care of your self first, then others!!!!
Your Momma will eat if hungry, but then I do understand sometimes they just give up. I will Pray for her.
Have a Happy St. Patrick's DAY!!!!

Needled Mom said...

I'm glad that things are on an even keel for you (for the time being). The nurses used to tell us the same thing about our dad, but "whatcha gonna do?"

Of course you had a wonderful time!!! You were with your hubby!

Just Breathe said...

Glad you mom had a better day. It's so hard to watch them grow old. Glad you got to go away but I wouldn't have like the mud!