Thursday, January 8, 2009

Taking care of My Mom

(This picture was taken over the summer when all bones were healthy!)
Last Saturday, my mother fell in my parent's icy driveway and broke her ankle. For the past week she has been on bed rest with her foot elevated. I try to call her a bunch over the day and every time I talk to her she is going crazy from sitting around. (She is usually a busy-body and this injury is really cramping her style!) Today, I took off work to go and spend some time with her and to give my dad a few hours to go and do some errands.  I got there at about 8 and the fun soon began. The first part of my visit was trying to fix her updo.  (Her hair lady would be proud, although no one can do her hair like Pauline!) After the "hair appointment", we started the morning off with a donut, "The Price is Right" and a serious game of Upwords.  It was so much fun, even though my mom likes to make up words then threaten with, "go get the dictionary, it is a word!"  I think that is the most entertaining part of the game.  I  love to argue with her about if the words she want to play are actual real words.  After Upwords, there were a few hours of Boggle (another fun, word game).  It is so addictive.  We ate lunch, and then continued our afternoon of hanging out (we watched like 3 hours of the tv series, "My Boys". That show is so funny)  I love to spend time with my family, it makes it even better when I can brighten my moms day.  I had a great time (besides the whole broken bone thing) and hope my mom is feeling better soon! Love ya, Mom! 


Janalyn and Rob said...

See, there is always an upside to everything.

Whoa, that comment was so unlike me! :)

You are such a good daughter.

Rachel said...

What a wonderful day with your mom!Bummer about the ankle!

Jennifer Lee said...

Sounds like fun! I especially love that you played word games! I am obsessed with those.

Digger said...

I am so sorry about your mother. My mom broke her ankle too and it is no fun. Give her our best.