Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What in the World???

Last night I told the Superhero that I thought I was becoming a hermit.  His reply.......so typical him......then why do you need to buy so many clothes?  Well.......hermits want to look nice, even if they are at home!  

I'm not really a hermit, but these seem to be the places I go these days......mama's apartment, church, the occasional lunch with the Superhero and once in a great while lunch with a friend.  Don't get me wrong......I'm not even minding staying home more. Yesterday, before 8 a.m. I had everything out of the floor of my closet and vacuumed out more dust than should be allowed by law!  So, see I do exciting things.  

O.K. so I may be exaggerating a little bit, just shows you how I've been feeling lately and that's o.k. we can't be all up all the time, none of us!

BUT!  Last week was mama's birthday!  She turned eighty nine and those of her children who were in town had lunch with her and celebrated in a quiet way this birthday.  If you remember last year's birthday party you will understand why we decided just to have lunch this year.  

She started out the week with a little confusion and I called the nurse right away to come check her because that usually means a urinary tract infection. That's how she started out last year's birthday and it seemed as if the nightmare might reoccur.  

Thankfully, she was feeling better on her birthday and seemed to have a good time at her party.

Her lunch was in the private dining room at the retirement center.  As always, I must include a few pictures of the day.

The guest of honor with flowers from sister Cathy.

Sister Debbie and me with mama

Sister in law Lois and brother Tommy with mama

Me and the Superhero with mama

brother Michael with mama.  That's mama's good friend Becky sitting on the left and a little slice of Debbie on the right.  

Cake and flowers.......what more could a girl want??

Sister Cathy couldn't be at the party, so she requested I take her picture (when she was forty) with mama and tell you all she still looks the same......which seriously, she does!

Baby brother Steve.....right.....couldn't be there either

Just for fun and because I think as people get older, we tend to forget that they were once young, here's mama at her friend's wedding........a few moons ago!  
Isn't she gorgeous!!!  

Happy Birthday, mama!


Deb said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Mom....

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures!! Wish I could have been there.

I was just thinking this am(as I am trying to talk myself into going for a walk) that I have become a hermit, and not a produtive one either. So, I think I will go put my walking clothes on and get out of here.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy Birthday to your mother! She is still a beautiful lady and certainly doesn't look 89!! She looks very happy to be surrounded by loving family on her big day. Great photos!

Dee said...

Dear Nancy, truly, she is gorgeous--then and now--and her smile remains the same. It seems to be nothing but tenderness for those on whom she gazes. Peace.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Happy birthday to your mom!

I think I could easily become a hermit ... just coming out to go to church, get fabric for quilts, etc. ;-)

Loui♥ said...

Hi Nancye..
thank's for my morning laughter at being a hermit..I think I'm becoming one myself..
Loved the pics of your mom's birthday! such a precious lady!
And her stunning wedding photo..
now we see where you got your beauty..naturally from your mom! wow!
thanks for stopping by and for sharing this special post!

Katie and Beau said...

She looks so happy!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So your the best dressed hermit... LOL! What a fun party. I hope to have a party in Florida next year for my dad's 90th. Your mom looks great and I love the photo from days gone by.

Auntie Bliss said...

She was gorgeous!!!
I know..it is hard to remember when they were younger at all.
Mama has gone down so badly...so hard to believe. Wish I had a magic wand!

Tonja said...

What a beauty your Mom was and is! I love looking at old pictures and seeing where life has changed the faces. I know she enjoyed having you all together!

Tonja said...

What a beauty your Mom was and is! I love looking at old pictures and seeing where life has changed the faces. I know she enjoyed having you all together!