KNITTING GAL

November 15, 2007

Mom on Thursday and dog too...

I can't believe I haven't posted since last week. I am doing this post on the fly as my mom is visiting from Florida. My two sisters take care of my mom for about 99% of the year. They are so good and it is a lot of work every day. Once a year Mom comes up from Florida and my sister here in New Jersey has her for most of the time. But this week Mom is visiting with me as Sis is going away for a few days. On Thanksgiving Mom will be staying with my sister again. She will be here in New Jersey till after Christmas and then my sister that lives in Florida will come up and they will go home together. It is hard on Mom but my sister in Florida needs a break at least once a year. So, my sister and I try to help out. As I say, mostly my sister here. She is a champ! Anyway, I don't like to leave her by herself for too long as she gets lonely. She is lots of fun and loves to watch old movies, and Agatha Christie mysteries like me, so we get along great. Mom is 85 years young and still going strong. She has short term memory loss but is always upbeat and game for anything! She loves to read magazines and do puzzles so she keeps busy. My mom taught me to embroider and crochet and bought me my first sewing machine. We always had fun together. She plays a mean game of poker and my son gets really annoyed that she beats him still!
She loves Oliver and we always have to put him on a diet after mom leaves as she feeds him whatever she has! He loves it and she thinks it is great fun. So guess who has a new buddy this week. Yup, my mom. He sits right by her and lives in constant hope of goodies coming his way. Hubby took some new pics of the pup and I am starting to think that he is a big ham! The first picture is my street and the pup going for his walk and then the rest are him hamming it up in the yard. On the knitting front I have foolishly started an afghan as a Christmas gift and am hoping for the best. I have two more scarves to make and then I am finished. I will have pictures of projects as soon as I have a minute to grab the camera. I am off to work and I am so lucky that my darling hubby works from home and loves my mom. He will take good care of her until I get home. Have a good rest of the week and hope to post again soon. (Fingers crossed!!) (You know I can't have a whole post without parenthesis!)

14 comments:

Cass said...

GREAT pics!! Love 'em! And enjoy your visit with your mom and sister!

Dianne said...

Lucky Oliver to have your mom visit! He is such a handsome boy. Enjoy your time with your family!

Cindy said...

My Mum spoils Grover, too. Oliver looks too adorable in those shots. He pulls on his leash like my Dylan Thomas did. Showing off for Mom and Dad. I love your pup. Enjoy your Mom's stay and Grover sends a major slobber to you and Oliver.

Rhonda said...

Oliver looks so happy (way to go mom)! And your blog is so fantastic. I feel so cozy here. :0 Happy DOT!

Paula said...

Oliver looks like he is having fun trying to walk himself!
I am glad you are having a nice Mom visit!
What great fun!

P.S. I love the Agatha Christie Mysteries a lot too!

Nichole said...

Great pics!

Andrée said...

You have such a loving and giving family. I hope when I'm 85 that I will be welcome and not some shrieking harpie that the kids can't stand to hve around.

CynicalGal said...

I LOVE that second pic with the leash in his mouth. I like the sheepish look in the his eyes so adorable...Gracie is now waving at Oliver. She's a little shy, but she thinks he's mighty handsome.

kittything said...

pup = cute as always.

you are so bold starting an afghan for a holiday gift! i admire that very much. good luck with it!

Pooch said...

Oliver is just so loveable! You are fortunate to have your mother. How wonderful that she visits and that you enjoy so many activities together.

:)

Jennifer said...

Grandmothers will spoil, won't they - even their granddogs lol. My mom is the same way. Happy DOT :)

Cactusneedles said...

Great pictures! Ella says "Hi"! Itn't it nice that Oliver knows your mom needs him! Take care! :) (I like parenthesis too!) :)

Alana - Knit Wit said...

Your pics of Oliver always entertain me, and I especially like those of him in the leaves!

Sounds like our moms have some things in common. (Same age, too)I'm going to spend some time with mine this evening, and that's always fun. I'll knit, and she'll crochet or work on plastic canvas!

Sheila said...

Look! it's the River Oaks area of FH. Yeah! Happy Falling leaves. Our leaves are turning yellow here now.