Sunday, September 4, 2011

Labor Day Weekend

I have sort of lost my blogging mojo. Since my mom's fall and then subsequent surgery, rehab stay and many decisions to be made, I have really nothing to blog about. We have had a very enjoyable time with our grandkids this weekend, first watching Makenzie play in her soccer tournament (they took first place) and then enjoying a visit from our son and his family who live 6 hours away.
We all went to the nursing home where my mom is recuperating and our grandson, Jack, played the piano for mom. Needless to say mom was in tears.

We made a decision today to have my mom go to an assisted living facility for 60 days to get stronger and be able to be where she was before her fall. Thanks in advance for keeping mom and our family in your thoughts and prayers.
I did pick a mountain of tomatoes this weekend. I just don't have time to make anything with them. Hopefully they will keep until mid-week and I can have one more canning session.

I'm hoping to be able to get back to sewing and blogging by the end of the week.
Thanks for stopping by,



Canadian Abroad said...

You blog when you are ready to. We'll still be here. Besides, your mum is far more important. Glad she is healing well.

Ellie said...

Oh your poor mum (and poor you) I hope she heals soon and you get your mojo back :).
Take care.

Katy Cameron said...

Sure, no-one expects you to blog every day (or at least I hope not, I certainly don't lol) Just get to it when you have something to say, and enjoy your family time in the meantime :o)

Susan Snooks said...

We'll still be here when you get back to your sewing etc. Get your Mum settled and before you know it, everything will be back to normal! You're in my prayers!

Dianne Neale said...

Blogging shouldn't ever be something you feel you have to do. Once you're happy about your mum, you'll feel like it again. She looked happy to see you all.

Beth said...

Awhile ago, I gave up on trying to blog more than 3 times a week. If I get a 4th or 5th in, great; if not, also great. I've learned that the sure way to make something you enjoy doing into a drudgery is to make it a 'duty'. So do what you can, when you can, and most importantly when you want to.
So glad it's working out for your mother to be in a place that will work at a full recovery.

So wonderful for your mom to be able to enjoy her great-grandson playing the piano! What a gift he gave her!

Beautiful family--such precious moments we have when we're with our loved ones.

Julie said...

I am praying your mom is much better soon. On an unrelated note I wish I could take as beautiful photographs as you do... just gorgeous and I want your tomatoes.

Cindy said...

Sending many "get well" thoughts to your mom. Take good care both of her and yourself.

Geri said...

For me blogging "about" Mom helped me process it all and the support I got from the readers really helped.. It's amazing how many people have gone through something similar (but in most cases worse) than what Mom has gone through. The pics are great of the kids and Mom.

Annabella said...

Ah Di - I miss you but know you are looking after your mum...look after yourself too and as Susan says, we`ll still be here when you get back into the swing of things. Loving the jam by the way and will swing over later to pick up your toms! Give your mum a big hug!

Leanne said...

I agree, blog when you want and we will stop by to visit, we are good with whatever schedule you are on. I am so glad you got to spend the holidays with family and it looks like your mom was having a lovely time too. The tomatoes look so yummy!

rozhearts said...

So sorry to hear of your Mum's recent fall and glad to hear she is recovering well. What a wonderful special treat for her to hear her great grandson play for her. Love the look of all those tomatoes I am sure they will wait a day or two more for canning.
I have not posted as yet but will do so soon but I have to tell you I made some pastry swirls using your delicious hot pepper jelly and they were yummy and didn't last long so thank you.
(((HUGS))) Roz.