Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It is really beautiful out right now.  I mean, simply gorgeous!  I am really liking the nice cool weather we are having.  Mom is taking her usual nap in the living room.  I am waiting for phone calls for lesson times.  It has been a busy couple of days for us.  First we went to my Uncle's yesterday and that was a lot of fun.  Andrew couldn't be there because he was studying (as a good student should) so he called just to talk to Mom.  That was great because Mom really liked that.  We will hopefully see him a few weeks when we go back.  Tillie wasn't there either as she was working on her house, but that really was a good thing, as my cousin, her granddaughter, went into labor while we were at my uncle's!  Yup, little Esther Ruth decided to come a bit early (3 days I think) and so I have a new cousin in the world.  I am excited about that.  I can't wait to see her in a few weeks when we go over.  Another cousin.  I have so many.  Speaking of cousins, Maia is now a grandmother for the 2nd time!  Hard to believe, but true.  I did get to see Elizabeth (Danielle's daughter) briefly yesterday.  She is a little doll.

We got home rather late because we needed to take Maia to her place to drop off her stuff and then drop her and Danielle off at the hospital to see Lia.  Mom was really tired, but she went up the stairs all right, a little slower than usual, but she did great on them.  She sometimes forgets that our rooms are upstairs so I have to remind her and then she is like, oh, okay, let's go then.  I expected a bit of a rough time for her because we were out so late and the car ride was longer than normal, but she did fine.  I got her up, changed, and in bed in no time.  Now for me, well, I was really sore last night after I put her to bed for some reason, I mean sorer than usual.  My hips and lower back were just screaming with pain.  Finally, about 2 hours or so later, I fell asleep.  I woke up at the usual time though, so that was a nice surprise and i am not really extra tired right now like I would have thought.

We have a quiet week with a few lessons that I am looking forward too.  I also want to go to Joann's to get a nice fall table cloth.  I love the spring one we have had one since March, but now it is fall and I need one to reflect the season.  Mom loves picking them out with me.  I couldn't decide between two of them for spring, so she made the final decision.  She made a good choice.

This weekend I was honored to receive an award for my blog by a fellow blogger named Missy Schantz.  She is a fibro girl like so many of us.  I was very happy and thrilled to know that she likes reading my blog.  A writer likes knowing that she is read and liked or at least I do!!!  Anyways, she gave me the cutest award picture that I have absolutely no idea how to post on my blog so I am going to try to post the award in this post.  Here is my try:

It worked!!! Yeah!  I will try to post it on my blog and we shall see if it works.  Isn't this a really cute picture of an award??  I thank Missy for it.  Her blog is also very interesting.  If you get a chance, go under my followers and find Missy and then click on it and then you will get to a page where you can read her blog.

I hope everyone is having a great day like we are.


  1. Hi, Heather! I'm so glad you could post the award. It looks so cute on your blog. You can add it to your sidebar by going into "design" and then I think it's "page elements" and then "add a gadget" and then "add a picture" and place it where you want on your sidebar. It's really not that complicated.

    You really do take good care of your mom. You sound like a very sweet and caring daughter. She is lucky to have you and vice versa.

    You have a good day, too, Heather. Keep up the great work!

  2. Congratulations on your award, and for learning to post it.
    You take such good care of your mother. Do you get time for yourself? Can you get a therapeutic massage?

  3. Hi Mya! Yes, I do get time for myself. Usually I put Mom in the living room for a nap and then I spend the time doing whatever I want. As she takes long naps (2 to 3 hours) I get all that time to myself. I also have a young (16 or 17 years old) who comes to the house when I need her to stay with Mom while I go out. I do take Mom a lot of places, but sometimes I just want to be alone or it will exhausted her too much, either way, I have a nice girl come and stay with her. Massages are out of our price range unfortunately. I have had them in the past, but I can't afford them right now. Maybe when I get more students I will be able to do this. They have helped in the past.