A Week of R & R

Tim and I hit the road this morning heading south to Myrtle Beach for a week of rest and relaxation with family. We started today in Columbia SC where Tim went to the University of South Carolina Homecoming game vs. Vanderbilt with his sister Kathy, her fiancé, and his son. Leslie, our nephew Bradley's wife, also came to go to the game. I stayed at the condo which was so close that they all walked to the game and I heard all the cheering while I watched on TV.
How much fun is it to know a great play is coming by the cheers you hear (TV was on a 5 second time delay)? And South Carolina won the game - they won't hold anything against us. We should get invited back sometime.

Tomorrow we head to Myrtle Beach where we will meet up with Mary-ellen (Tim's sister) and get in some golf.

Stay tuned!


Mom turns 85!

Well, today was my mother's 85th birthday.

I stopped by to see her last night since I knew that I wouldn't make it on the actually day. I did send her 85 yellow roses because they are her favorites and I know that my Dad have wanted her to have them. She's a feisty lady and still going strong (though she would probably debate that fact).

I was reminded this week how fortunate I am that my Mom is still with us in both mind and body. We all, as we grow older, don't realize that, until we see a difference that others have to endure with either serious illness, incapacity - mentally or physically - or the loss of that love one. So, if you are fortunate, as I am, give that parent of yours a hug and kiss and tell them that you love them. Lord knows we don't know how long they will be with us.


Change in the household

Things are still tough economically all over, but we should never be in the situation that is facing our friend - he lost his job, and his home has been foreclosed, and now he is homeless - not really. He's moving in with us until he can get back on his feet.

In return for a roof over his head, he'll give Tim a hand with the outdoor chores so Tim will have more time to spend with tailgates, golf, village constrution and bridge... maybe even me. Sometimes, money isn't the answer, just giving a helping hand when you can.


I got an Award!

My beautiful niece, and fellow blogger Leslie presented me with this exciting award! She has so much love for life and the world around her, it's unbelieveable.  Check her out  here at Leslie's Blog!

Here are the rules of the "One Lovely Blog Award":

Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

So here are my winners in no particular order...

Bella at A Bibliophile's Bookshelf
Andi at Radiant Light
Vera at Luxury Reading
Kaye at Pudgy Penquin Perusals
Caite at A Lovely Shore Breeze
Crystal at My Reading Room
Marie at The Burton Review
Amy at Passages to the Past
BookLogged at A Reader's Journal
Wendi's Book Corner
Kristi at Books & Needlepoint
Darlene at Peeking between the Pages
Park Avenue Princess
Barbara at Everything Victorian
Alaine at Queen of Happy Endings

I enjoy all the blogs that are out there, but these especially cheer my heart!