Archive for August, 2015

While my sister (M) was on summer vacation from her music students, she and her husband (D) brought our mom here for a visit.

They arrived Monday evening and I had supper in the crock pot. I tend to do that when guests are due after a big drive so it can be ready or wait until they arrive. It was mediocre but the desserts were good!


I offered ideas of activities while they were here or good ol’ vacation rest. On Tuesday M & I went to yoga class together while our mom and D looked at lovely homes and a few little shops. Smartly D found The Cheese Market where I like to shop as well.

After yoga and lunch we took the longer way home so we could visit 2 cemeteries.  If you know my background, you’ll understand how unusual it is that I have relatives from both sides of my family tree buried nearby.

CG cemetery


We found the first 2 of my mom’s side that came to our little town and married here. We also visited the grave of my dad’s aunt, our boys’ site, and some of my husband’s family.

After touring my quilting studio, I moved on to the sewing room to do some alterations for mom. But when I said I needed to stop to fix supper, M & D said they’d make it. They both love cooking and presented us with a yummy dinner from my non-chef kitchen. I finished sewing with mom’s company in my room.

After dinner,  they asked to see my FIL’s farm quilt.  I had brought it home after our little visit with them in the afternoon as it was going to a gallery soon. I was very touched by their interest and amazement at my work on this one and other quilts they got to see.


As the artist, I felt the quilt should be used a bit since it usually spends its life in the closet. 🙂  (I’m sitting on the arm of the couch.)


On Wednesday we made plans to meet JP for lunch near his job. Thankfully he clocks out for lunch and doesn’t have a strict timeline. He could make up extra missed time just staying a bit longer in the afternoon.



M & D offered to make supper and my mom and I had some extra time to visit. I showed her a special project I have coming up for myself.

Thursday morning had a slower pace and much continued visiting. Seems all of us women have the same talking amounts & bunny trail gene.  Haha!

We had a simple lunch and they headed to a suburb for more family visits.  Friday included a special drive to see one of my mom’s nieces which she enjoyed!

On Friday night my sister especially chose a hotel near Miss K and God graciously cancelled K’s last appointment, so then all were able to have dinner, conversation, hugs,  and ice cream dessert that evening.



Around the long corner for dessert… a great distance for mom to go at the time without her walker.


It is hard for us to get time with our kids. I am thankful my BIL did the extra driving so my mom could see them both.  After time in the big city, they visited more family and another family cemetery.  My mother enjoys her travel times a lot and she is a real trouper!

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