As any Mom will tell you, any Mother's Day where you hear from all of your kids is a good day.
My youngest daughter phoned to wish me a Happy Mother's Day. She is home recovering from knee replacement surgery. My stairs are not on her list of doable things at present, but I am glad that she is healing and the surgery seems to have been successful. Her adult kids will spend time with her, as it should be.
Oldest daughter Jill stopped in with a gift. A little background information here. I have cellulitis which causes my lower legs and feet to swell. As a result, it is necessary for me to wear Ace bandages from knees to toes on both legs, 24 - 7 to try to keep the swelling down. I can not wear regular shoes because of this. I have a pair of those less than fashionable, Velcro adjustable boot-like things with hard soles to wear outside. Inside I have been wearing those socks with the gripper soles over the bandages to keep them clean. So when Jill showed up with a cute pair of house shoes that are made of a knitted, stretchy fabric with a gripper sole and will fit over the bandages, I was thrilled. When you have probably the ugliest legs and feet in the State of Minnesota, being able to wear something on your feet that looks normal is a great boost to your morale.
The ever practical Duane made a Farmer's Market run and brought me four bundles of asparagus. I love asparagus. I cut it into one inch lengths and this morning filled 16 half pint jars that are happily cooking away in my pressure canner. There is enough left over for at least two meals. Fresh asparagus is spendy, which is why I don't include it in my grocery order. Now I will have enough canned so I can treat myself now and then. I woke from an afternoon nap to find a Mother's Day card next to me from Duane and Lori. Lori had called me earlier from Colorado where she is visiting relatives. Made me feel good that she did that.
David, Staci and my three youngest grands came over here on Saturday. They brought lunch. And they brought the dog, who puked three times on the way here due to the motion sickness she still has. I asked David why they didn't wait until she could ride without getting sick and he said that they all wanted me to meet my new Grandpuppy. Oreo is adorable and so well behaved for a pup. She obviously adores the kids and they, her. So I got to pet and love on a puppy again. It was great! If she ever grows into those long legs of hers, she will be a good-sized dog.
David's family had another surprise for me. Knowing I would have to buy a walker soon, I had been researching them to find which one would work best for me. I don't need to research any longer, for they brought me a walker that fits all of my needs. It has wheels and brakes. It has a seat so I can rest when I need to. It folds up making it easy to carry up and down stairs. David said he was sorry there was no cup holder. I had been joking that when I got my walker it had to have a cup holder, an Ooga horn (remember those?), and those handlebar streamers that kids used to attach to their bikes. Sometimes when faced with the fact that your life has changed and you need help with something as simple as walking, making jokes helps to deal with it. We have stormy weather moving in today, but maybe by the end of the week I can be outdoors, terrorizing the neighborhood. :)
It was a lovely weekend. It wasn't all about the gifts, though I am pleased by and appreciative of each one. It was about my kids and grands who are my heart. I do so love each and every one. Thank you, God, for blessing me so richly.
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