SWEET TEA

Monday, November 26, 2012

M&M

Me and Mom.
I am in Oklahoma visiting with my Mom as she recovers from a bout of health problems.  Almost our entire family was here for Thanksgiving.  The weather was gorgeous and we had much to be especially thankful for this year.  Mister and Princess went back to Louisiana on Friday and I have remained behind to give Mom a bit of help as needed...

Being here is a bit like stepping back in time... The only channels on the TV are the free ones.  Since I am a devout TV-a holic this is a serious adjustment for me...Mom's driving privileges have been revoked by her doctor so I have become her chaufeur this week.  I have been rebuked for "following too closely" and for "talking and not paying attention to the road" when my sister was in the car with us.  I'm having flashbacks to my teen years...Mom doesn't cook any more so I have been cooking for her and she has been loving my cooking.  Only problem is that Mom ALWAYS finishes her lunch AND her dinner with a bowl of ice cream.  Every day.  Being the good hostess, she insists that I eat ice cream with her.  I am beginning to resemble Santa.

Mom has some challenges ahead, and the truth is I am honored and privileged to be here to help in any way I can.  We have laughed (and eaten ice cream).  We have shopped (and eaten ice cream).  We have talked late into the night (and eaten ice cream).  These are sweet days (filled with ice cream).

I've not had any time to read blogs lately so I am waaay behind.  If you are reading this I appreciate the fact that you've stopped by, and the next bowl of ice cream will be eaten in your honor. ;-)
Name your flavor.

19 comments:

Cheri said...

How lucky for both you and your mom that you have this time together. Enjoy your time with her and I know I will keep checking on you.

Chatty Crone said...

Chocolate - and I remember these days and I am so glad you are there for her and have kept your sense of humor - I miss my mom! Sandie

Jeanie said...

You have me almost wishing someone would force me to eat ice cream...I would probably choose strawberry. I hope your mom heals quickly and that you enjoy your time together.

Sandra said...

You always make me laugh lol

Hope your mom starts healing quickly and feeling better.

It's so funny, but true, when you go back home it really is like stepping back in time. Your comment about the free channels on TV made me laugh, that's how I feel when we go to my in laws, they have like 3 channels and that's it. I love TV so it always makes me cranky lol

NanaDiana said...

Just plain vanilla will suit me just fine, thank you! I am so glad that you can spend time with your Mom. It is hard to watch our parents age, isn't it? Blessings- xo Diana

yaya said...

This is a special time with your Mom. One day you'll look back and wish you could have a couple of bowls of icecream and just talk with her. Enjoy! Oh, I'll have some Pralines an' Cream please!

Susan said...

Make mine raspberry in honor of my Grandma. Our favorite story about her involves ice cream. Once when Mama was visiting with her, as they sat and rocked in the den, Grandma sits up, as if to rise, and says "Lois, would you like some ice cream" to which my mother said yes, that sounds good. "Wonderful" said Gram, "just put mine in a teacup" and settled back in her chair.

Say What? said...

LOL
It's always "interesting" going back home, isn't it?

Enjoy your time with your mother. I'm so glad you are able to take the time to be with her. I don't have to tell you how much I miss mine.

And enjoy that ice cream! You only live once. :) (Ice cream is my weakness, too!)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Precious memories are being made with your mother. Eat some Central Dairy Rocky Road for me! I do hope your mom gets better soon.

Idyll Wild said...

Your son keeps a ton of ice cream in the freezer. Now I know where he gets it. :)

karen said...

Salted Caramel Gelato please. I wish I had a mom who insisted I eat ice cream with her. But it's probably just as well that I don't.

Nonnie said...

Yep! You are making some precious memories even if ...
So happy for you that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Hope your Mom is doing much, much better and I bet she is with all the TLC she is getting from her girls.

Bobbi and Gracie said...

This brought back memories of me spending time helping my mom when she fell ill. My, how she complained! lol. But I was thankful for her and knew that one day she would not be there to complain. Now that she's gone, I have good memories and no regrets. ENJOY YOUR ICE CREAM! I'll take chocolate marshmallow, thank you!

Marydon said...

Oh, how fun! I'd have no trouble being there if I had ice cream all day long. (Is Pistachio on the menu, I'd come help) Sorry that she is having all these issues ... & glad you are able to assist her. Enjoy every single word & moment.

I've been AWOL a lot because of my health issues & am slowly getting around to everyone ... miss y'all, trust me.

Have a beautiful day, T.
Hugs,
TTFN~
Marydon

Simone said...

I'll have a scoop of Ben and Jerry's please! Your mom sounds like a crack up. My kind of girl.

Linda Chapman said...

Banana Nut!!! Enjoy that ice cream AND your mom!! I just may get a small tub of ice cream and join you!!

Never worry about 'keeping up' with everyone in Blog Land. No one keeps 'score!!' It's a RULE!!!

Kelli said...

Bless your heart, you are a good daughter. <3 Hope your mom has a full recovery and is feeling well in no time at all. Enjoy your time with you. And please...get off his bumper and pay attention to the road! ;)

Rhona said...

Glad you're getting this time with your Mum. I understand what you're going through. My Dad had a stroke at the beginning of October and was in hospital for 7 weeks. He is now home but their life as they knew it has also changed beyond recognition. My Dad can no longer get out and can only just walk with help - he always used to walk to buy a newspaper every day. Mum has had to do things Dad always did and they've had to change their home so Dad can sleep downstairs as he is unable to do the stairs. It's hard watching them go through this and there is only so much I can do to help but I'm lucky that I live close by and can pop in often. Wishing your Mum all the best as she faces her new future. x

Gayle said...

Loved this post. My sisters and I feel as you do about caring for my dad after his fall. It is an honor for us to give back after all he's given to us and to others. Mother is a very energetic 80-year-old, and we are grateful for her health.

Will say prayers for your mom, and keep eating the ice cream! Life is short.

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