It's 10:45 on Memorial Day night here and I have my bags mostly packed because I'm heading home to Hubby tomorrow! Oh. My. Goodness. How I have missed that man. I guess that's what happens after almost 36 years of marriage isn't it? He flew to Portland over this long weekend to visit Miss Piper. I'm a wee bit jealous of that. :-)
Karen came home from the hospital last Monday. She's doing very well, but has been very tired this weekend. It worries me. The visiting nurse will be out tomorrow to see her and so will the physical therapist. I'm looking forward to what they have to say. Mom and I made a huge amount of food and took it over today for all nine of us for a holiday meal. I admit, I did buy the fried chicken at the deli, but we made most everything else.
On Friday Mom and I went to the cemetery to put flowers on Dad Queen and Hubby's sister Susan's graves. We also decorated his Grandparents and my Mom and Dad's graves. They are all buried very close to one another at Forest Lawn here in Omaha. Whenever I'm back here visiting I try to take flowers to them and this visit happened to coincide with the Memorial Day holiday. My Dad was a veteran of WWII. There were many people decorating their loved ones graves. It's always a difficult thing for me. I lost my Mom when I was only 29 and I don't think I've ever really "accepted" that. It's very hard to lose your Mom, as many of you who have experienced it know. I was at the age where I really needed her advice on raising my kids and that support was abruptly taken away.
On Saturday, Mom and I met Brad's parents, (Mandy's in-laws), for lunch at Applebee's. We sat there and visited for over 3 hours!! They are great people and Hubby and I really enjoy their company and try to meet up with them whenever we can. We've all stayed at Mandy and Brad's for a week together and we all get along fine. I truly wish more people could say that about their families. I think it's hilarious and quite coincidental that Mandy and Brad grew up, within a few miles of each other here in Nebraska. We even camped at the same campgrounds-probably at the same times, and they never met until they lived in Portland, Oregon.
This was the mural on the wall at Applebee's. Ever heard of the Nebraska Cornhusker football team? Nebraska is pretty proud of them. This kind of support is everywhere you go.
This morning I snuck away with my sister and niece for an hour or so and had this done to my feet! They talked me into getting a pedicure with them and then my niece, Chaela, told the lady to put flowers on my toes! I think the flowers are a bit "over the top" for me, don't you think so?
I've been busy crocheting away on the purple runner. It's slow going but I think it's about 6 or 7 feet long now. I don't have a tape measure here but I'll take another picture soon.
And now I'm off to bed. When I wake up I will wash my sheets and remake the bed so Mom doesn't have to do that and then we'll head to the airport. Yippee! I'll be seeing my sweetie soon. Mandy tells me that he's REALLY missing me. My Chloe leaves the room when he puts me on speaker phone. I think she's really mad at me. Hopefully she'll be glad to see me when I walk in the door.
Blessings always my friends,