Friday, May 1, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things: Taking a Breather

Celebrating the end of the A-Z and enjoying a breather. 

I'm getting ready for my mother's 90th birthday out of town this weekend. The family is planning a surprise potluck for her at my brother's home, one of her favorite ways to gather. Then I'm bringing her back with me for a couple of weeks. I have no idea what we will do, but I have a hunch we will end up in the garden pulling weeds, or down by the river collecting rocks, or sipping coffee on my patio. 

Maybe we will go bird watching. I have been told there are pelican down by the river. I haven't seen one yet, but I did see a bald eagle one day perched high in a tree. I'm still learning about all the bird life here. I have seen plenty of killdeer, geese, robins and quail already. Maybe I'll take Mom to Bingo at the senior center or Bible study at the church on Monday. 

And I'm dying to take her out in our new golf cart. She doesn't play golf (I barely do myself) but I know she would love a tour of our lush green course. Whatever we do, I know it will be relaxing and filled with plenty of conversation. I have learned much from this still 'young at heart' woman of 90 years!

Check out our new toy, and it's all electric. I know how to drive it, just wish I 
knew how to golf (one lesson wasn't enough). One nice thing is 
we can drive off the course anywhere in the community.

Have a nice weekend everyone!!


Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is visit the Celebrate page on Lexa's Blog for the rules, and then post every Friday about something you're grateful for that week. It can be about writing or family or school or general life. This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! (Originated by VikLit)

Co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Katie @ TheCyborgMom


  1. Congrats on finishing the A-Z! That's a big accomplishment. I'm wishing your mother a wonderful 90th birthday, and I'm sure you'll all have a great time at the potluck. That's such a cute golf cart! Have a lovely weekend. :)

  2. 90 years old! She must have such memories! An amazing span of discoveries. Definitely enjoy your time with her. She sounds like a fabulous woman.

    1. She's seen a lot of history. She's been writing down her memories...all by hand.

  3. Hi Sharon - that's so lovely to hear that your mother is going to have some treats with her family .. and she'll love her extra time with you ... I think I'd like a ride in the golf cart ... cheers and enjoy - Hilary

  4. I'm still in shell shock over the A to Z. hehe. I'm so happy it's over, but also happy I participated! I really want to catch up on visiting blogs now, so that's why I'm here to say hi! :)

    I hope your mum's 90th goes really well and that she has a lovely time!

  5. Enjoy every minute with your mother. Ask her questions about her childhood, about your growing up years and store away the memories.

    Yes, golf is a challenge to master. Lessons are definitely the way to go. I play 3 days a week.

  6. Your A-to-Z was great and I'm thinking you deserve a rest. Have a great weekend.

  7. It looks awesome! Would love to have one. Enjoy your time, whatever you end up doing it will be quality time with your Mom.

  8. Congratulation on surviving A-Z!! You were amazing!
    Love the golf cart - peas green with envy, really!

    Enjoy the birthday and visit!! Maybe you'll interview her on "long life advice"?

  9. Enjoy the rest. Have a great time with your mum. Your post has reminded me that I need to go and visit me 93 year old nana. It's been too long.

  10. I really enjoyed your A to Z posts. Have fun with your mom. She sounds amazing.

  11. Happy birthday to your mom.

  12. Thank you for your wishes and kind comments. Buried in family right now and enjoying the break!


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