Sunday, September 06, 2009

Catching up Again!

Sorry I've been out of pocket for a while, but things have been popping around here.

By mid August, the weather had finally turned nice and the garden duties called for daily maintenance. In addition, I had to make an emergency trip down south as my Mother had been admitted to the hospital.

I spent five days helping Daddy take care of Mom when she was discharged from the hospital and not one to sit around and twiddle my thumbs, I cooked, cooked and cooked more so I could freeze meals for them before I left. I think I ended up with about 40 meals for them. Between Hungarian Goulasch, Chili, Chicken Soup, Penne Pasta Casseroles, Bean Soup, Brown Rice, Cabbage Rolls and various other dishes which escape me now, I think they will be set for a couple of months.

I learned my love of flowers and gardening from my Mom and she has lots of flowers in pots around the yard, so I also did watering and maintenance on her blooms. All in all, it was a whirlwind of chores and not a dull moment the whole time I was there. I think they were pleased.

The Mother in Law tongue behind them is a testament to Mom's plant care. It's almost as tall as me!!

I have always admired the photos of them hanging in their bedroom. They were taken sometime around 1948 or so when Daddy was a dashing young soldier and Mama was a beautiful young, dimpled German girl he met while stationed over there after the war. I tried to take photos of the pictures, but the light was never quite just right. The pictures had been colorized and I was startled to see that they had colored Daddy's eyes brown rather than the deep turquoise blue they had been.

Nonetheless, they were and still are a handsome, charming couple and I love them both dearly!

I think I have inherited very good genes!

Life is Good

Hugs, Giddy


Zoey said...

They are a handsome couple indeed.

I wondered where you were.

I bet your Mom and Dad were very happy to have you there. It will be a big help for them to have all that good food ready whenver they need it as your Mom recovers.

I hope you enjoy the holiday weekend.

Anonymous said...

I have photos of my parents so much like that. Sorry to hear that your mom is not well. Is that where you guys went to cook last year? They are lucky to have you.

My garden is winding down. Some of my mums may not even get a chance to bloom though, and the deer have kept the new england asters clipped low, so doubt if we see flowers from them.

Giddy said...

Zoey, I was quite busy over the holiday weekend with yard duties I had neglected when I was down south.

Sandy, I was wondering why we didn't have many asters this year. I see a few here and there, but nothing like what we usually have blooming. And yes, that's where we went to cook last year. They had already eaten just about all of it, so it was good I made the trip and cooked again.

Kerri said...

That's a lovely photo of your parents, Giddy. I see a strong resemblance to your dad. They certainly are a handsome couple. I love those old photos.
I'm sure they greatly appreciate all your cooking. What a busy bee you are!
I hope your mom recovers quickly.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Giddy girl you have been BUSY !
And some of those dishes you have cooked for your parents .. well, my mother came from a German Hungarian background so we grew up with that type of food too ! Made me hungry just ready your post ! LOL
Hope things have settled down now and you can post more often .. how are your boys doing ? My girls send a wink and a nudge to them both .. haha
Joy : )

The Turtle said...

Hello, Love your site and have been following it for a least a year. Since I live in a cold climate in Northern Ontario, Canada it is nice to view all the beautiful flowers that you have growing in your yard.
The Turtle

Giddy said...

Hi Kerri, Mom seems to be coming along slowly, however, she was diagnosed with dementia, so we are taking things one day at a time. Unfortunately, both parents now have dementia.

Joy, my whole life revolves around gardening, cooking and eating! I come from a long line of really great cooks and it's all I can do to keep the old waistline in check! The boys send purrs to the girls.

Hi Turtle! Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments. If you have a blog, let us all know so we can stop by and visit.