Monday, November 13, 2006

Hodge Podge...

Today is Monday, and Monday brings a visit with Grandmother, groceries with Samea and fun with triplets. Today was no different except for a visit from Karen as she dropped Daniel off after having him in the valley for the weekend. With such visits comes heavy duty emotions. Mine I manage to keep in check as I say good-bye once again to my dear friend, Daniel's are a bit closer to the surface, often erupting as he says farewell to his "brother". The pain in his voice and in his eyes tears me apart everytime. It never seems to get easier...I'm not sure it ever will. Saying good-bye is never easy and sadly in our lives we have to do it often. Loving people hurts sometimes, but I wouldn't trade the gift of time with friends just to avoid the hurt.

We celebrated Gram's 88th birthday on Sunday with a number of her neighborhood friends. The kids were glad to be able to run free playing hide and go seek on her property. She had a fall in the garden just before thanksgiving that none of us except her close friend knew about so she wasn't quite herself as her shoulder is causing her some discomfort. She did however seem to get a kick out of her "Black Eyed Susan" cake....
The kids are back at school tomorrow after four and a half days off so they are all tucked into bed, exhausted from the busyness of the weekend.

The new neighbors across the street put out their Christmas lights yesturday... once again we will have a view of multi-coloured splendour as we gaze out our front windows... Hud sarcastically said to me this morning that it's a shame not everyone has my love for simplicity when I complained about the light show I endured last night as they kept turning them on and off to get them just right. He suggested that I could put garbage bags in the window so as not to be blinded by the rainbow glow!

Anyhoo....that's it for today, laundry beckons yet again. Not that it is any surprise mind you! Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

Karen said...

I read an interesting blog post one time about the phrase "had a fall" being only used for senior citizens. Grandma looks great in the photo!

Perri said...

Is this the grandma with the beautiful gardens? She looks great for her age. heck, she looks great for my age.

"Enjoy" your new neighbors display.

Lori said...

That is one handsome looking lady.

Evey said...

What a cute pic. I love how happy she looks.

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

happy birthday to your gramm, did you make that cake?
from the photo it almost looks like an upside down pineapple cake, but i bet (or maybe am dreaming) that's it buttercream icing.

Alison said...

BSTS....I did and it is! You are good!!!

Shelley said...

Your gram is a cutie! She looks so pleased!!!!

Oh come on now, it isn't truly Christmas until it's a '70s Christmas. Bring on the rainbow lights, tinsel and spray snow. Tee hee!