Sweet and Sour Lady

Life is like a bright, beautiful, round lemon… Sometimes sweet. Sometimes sour.



Have you called your mother today? Day 21 of 152… A Day of Celebration

Psalm 145:7
A Time of Celebration

We put on our party hats today! My mother had a full night of great sleep which has not happened in quite a while and we got to celebrate my husband, David’s, 44th birthday.  Happy Birthday Honey!!

Finally, a day of celebration.  Thanksgiving and Christmas have just passed but during both holidays, my mom was in the Christus St. Vincent hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico which added stress and concern both times.

This time, she might not have been able to help prepare in the kitchen or even sing at the table with us but she was at least under the same roof.

Celebrating the little things.  Mother’s Day 2015 will be on day 152. Now that celebration…That will be a BIG ONE!

Making memories~


Have you called your mother today? Day 6 of 152…A Lesson Learned

Ouch. Stretch. Yawn. Sigh. Snap. Crackle. Pop.

All that just to lift my coffee to my lips.  Okay, maybe that is a tad bid exaggerated. But I am moving slowly.  My body hurts from my hair follicles to my toe nails.

I have overworked my mind and my muscles this week getting my home back in order.

Today, we decorate for Christmas.

Raise the roof kids…I mean the ornament box lid.  It’s time to hang those ornaments. Remember the rules. Neat.  Tidy.  Orderly.  Up. Down.  All the way around.

Wait a minute.  Who am I kidding?  “Live without regrets.”  “Making memories.” “Remember how the blemishes got there.”

So, I calmly let the tidings roll.

One eye open…

Holding my breath…

This isn’t so bad…

Actually, this is fun…

Turn up the music…

This may just very well be may favorite tree we have had as a family.  It is beautifully decorated and the ornaments are perfectly placed.  Even the Lenox ones dangling from the very bottom where the munchkin kitties can attempt to swat them all day and all night with their tiny paws! So fun.

The royal dog, Jackson, overseeing the task at hand.
The royal dog, Jackson, overseeing the task at hand.


Taylor Family Christmas Tree.
Taylor Family Christmas Tree.

No stress.  No directions.  No one quit or complained.  No huffing, puffing or are we done yets.

Lesson learned: letting my children take over today gave me a huge sense of pride. A sense of peace. A sense of calmness.  A sense of security.

I myself sensed those same feelings from my mother as I spoke to her several times today.  She is in pain.  I hate that.  Thankfully she trusts me.  She trusts me to call her nurse for her to relay information.  Together we can adjust her medications and work as a family to help her.

Another one of those, “Wow!” moments.

Making memories~


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