Thursday, 6 December 2018

I like Thankful Thursday

I haven’t been of much use for computer stuff lately. Besides very bad back spasms, I also had a lovely visit from my sister! I felt bad that instead of baking together, which is what I wanted to do, she ended up doing the baking on her own.
I love that lady😍!
She bought us a beautiful pot of Christmas plants.

It will be lovely to mix the red ones with the pink ones I already have.
I need to work out what the plant with red berries is.

I also am Very Thankful that my Mom was able to go to visit my sister in Alaska for Thanksgiving. What an adventure for an 80 year old!

To begin with, she was delayed in Maine due to a snowstorm. When she finally got to Philly, things were delayed or she missed her flight anyway. But they put her up in a hotel and gave her a food voucher. Early next morning, instead of going direct to Seattle, they sent her via Chicago, where she got the flight to Seattle.
Meanwhile all of us girls were frantically trying to keep track! She won’t have a mobile! But one sister had booked wheelchair service all the way through. So, we reckoned they would get her from wherever A was to wherever B was! 🤣 and another sister had some sort of app and Mom’s confirmation details. So she was able to know if she got on the next plane. 😅
So she got to Alaska in the end.

The sister who came here had no problems! Which I am very glad of!
 On a the Thursday, we went to Lady Sew and Sew where I sometimes teach. Somehow my sister is a very good enabler!
The top two are for dresses. The lower ones are going to be useful for my other work. In fact the darker bamboo-look will be just the answer for a problem I was considering about joining the sections of my current work.
But then it came time for Mom to go back. OH😱no! Alaska had 2 Earthquakes and very strong aftershocks! Airports closed. 😲 I guess you have seen the photos. Somehow they managed to get her off without great delay and no major problems on the way back. My sister and her husband stayed overnight in Anchorage rather than go home in the dark with possibilities of Moose or deep crevasses! They were still getting aftershocks and 12 in of snow forecasted!
My Mom will have enough stories about her adventures to keep her going the rest of her life!

I must say that I like living in England very much!!
Okay. I could do without falling when I was trying to get out of bed. Now being covered with bruises! But the Thoughtful Man has been very good on the Thoughtful front. so most days I am asleep on a chair in the lounge, passed out from strong pain killers!

Not so much a post about likes - although there are plenty of those! - but It has been a challenging week!
I am very tired and sore but I really like the way my God has kept all of us safe.


Michele McLaughlin said...

My back is spasming too. It's no fun! So glad your Mum got to go to Alaksa! My mom won't join the 21st century either. She has a cell phone that we got her and she never uses. Oh well, glad she had a great time!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Sandy! That is so odd that Michele is having the same issues at the same time. God bless your Mom for being brave enough to take such a long journey on her own. Oh the tales she'll have to tell. I'm so glad your sister booked wheelchair service for her! Then at least you knew someone was expecting her in each location and would make sure she made it to her next gate okay. I hope your back pain eases up soon, and I'm sorry about the fall from bed. Bruises take so long to go away. {{Hugs}} Happy Happy Thursday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Wow- what an adventure for your mom. Glad all is well. Sorry about your fall-hope you heal quickly. mary

Suzanne said...

Take the time to heal properly. I hope I am as adventurous as your Mom in my 80's.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Your Mom is a brave soul to travel alone. The last time I did a solo trip was about 24 years ago. I like the colors of your materials, especially the bamboo. I might just look for a bamboo print for the curtains I'm planning to make for L Studio. Hope your back is feeling much better.

LA Paylor said...

no I hadn't heard about the earthquakes... terrifying!Avalanche possible! Your mom, is something else! I would have cried with all the weird delays and upset, but she motored on.

It's that time a year apparently, my nerves are pinched again, and Michele is down for the count... stress, not paying attention to how we move, yanking dogs on leashes, falls... my current chiro uses a tapping tool, that taps at a very fast rate on spasms to stop them. Ask about it. Now if I could just STAY in place after being corrected... another story.
That plant is so pretty, just the kind of mixed pot I love. No idea what the red berry plant is. I had one in my MD yard that had clusters of red berries this time of year, so pretty.

Sally Hurley said...

Yay - I'm glad your mom made it to Alaska and back again safely. What an adventure! Back spasms sound awful. I hope they stop soon.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That does sound like quite an adventure for an 80 year old! Good for your mom! I'm glad it turned out good in the end. Hope your back is better soon!

Marissa said...

Wow what an adventure for your mom!!! I was nervous for her just reading...Hope your back is better... said...

I like mom's adventures. My mom has a cell, but never turns it on. Oh she calls me sometimes texts me then shuts it off and drops it in her purse. Feel better.

Jean said...

Hope your back is feeling better. Wow, what an amazing adventure for your mom! Glad she made it there safely.