Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

I had a very quiet and enjoyable day today! I got a little quilt project done which I shall post about in a few days. It is a present and it has yet to be delivered and I don't want to spoil the surprise.....

Yesterday was my Mother's 88th birthday! It sure doesn't seem like it has been almost 25 years since I have seen her! Her birthday was on the 24th of December and she passed away on the 14th of February. All of her kids use to make sure that she received a birthday gift as well as a Christmas gift each year. One year when I was still home the 'older kids' pitched in and bought drop down ceilings for her living and dining room areas. 2 of my 3 brothers did various types of carpentry work so they put it up with the help of the 3rd which was a good 'gofer'.... It was up to us 'girls' to get Mom out of the house for the day. When we came home it didn't look any different, but Mom could tell there was a difference. Of course, us 'girls' looked up and could see the difference right away! I don't remember if Mom finally noticed or we ended up telling her after the 'boys' came inside. So after everybody left and Mom was happy as a clam we went into the living room to watch TV. When she went to turn the set on her knees got wet (Mom 'walked' on her knees because she had drop foot and it was painful for her to walk on them). We couldn't figure out why the floor was wet until we started looking at the 25 gallon fish tank. During their work on the ceiling someone had hit the tank with a hammer. This tank was one of the older ones that had the metal corners so the crack in the glass didn't show. Mom told me that I was never to tell the 'boys' what they had done and I never did until now :)! She didn't want them to feel bad after all the work that they had done putting up that ceiling.

I am thankful for my many blessings this year! The one that is on the top of the list is having my husband with me still, with a job, house and talents next in line. I have to thank my Heavenly Father for these blessings because without Him in my life these wouldn't be as sweet as they are.

Merry Christmas everyone!


"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009


  1. Happy New Year...cute story about the fish tank. Probably wasn't as cute at the time...I'll bet you miss your mom. Thank God I still have mine...and I thank God every day for that.
    Many blessings to you...

  2. I want to wish you a Happy New Year. Memories are wonderful. I miss my mom but at least I have the great memories. The last Christmas my mother was alive, she insisted that she have all of us for lunch on Christmas day and that she would do everything. After lunch, we sat around in the living room and my son took videos of her talking about Christmas as a child. She died in Feb. of the next year. She has been gone three years and I got to thinking about the videos before Christmas and my son found them for me. I watched them over and over. Mother was 93 and she was dead two months later from pancreatic cancer.