We spent the day with my Mum today as we won't see her Christmas day. My brother and his wife ( who my Mum lives with) are visiting her family and my Mum is going with them. It was great to see her but it seems each time we visit we notice she is failing a bit more. She recovered quickly from her fall a couple of weeks ago but is really having a hard time getting around. My Mum smoked for 30 years (quitting at 50) and she can't walk more than ten steps without huffing and puffing. She uses a walker in the house and has chairs placed around her apartment to sit in when she has trouble breathing. In the last six months it seems her energy has just gone. Hopefully changing her meds will improve her quality of life. That and having her cataract surgery in January. She is really having a hard time seeing so I put up her Christmas decorations for her. This is a Nativity set my Mum made back in the early 1980's. Did anyone else "do" ceramics back then? I remember we went once a week and took classes.
Another dreary day but at least it wasn't raining or snowing. As we were driving home this large flock of Canada Geese flew over. It just seemed to go on and on.
The sun made a brief and I mean BRIEF appearance too.
The Big Apple always makes me smile!
My Mum was sorting out some Christmas things and thought I might like these. They were also made in the early eighties by Mum. I remember the green leaf dish always had chocolates in it. the middle Christmas tree dish had lovely raspberry candies and the white little platter always had fruit cake on it.
Not too much action at the feeders today. This is the latest I have left the birdbaths out. Not much bathing going on but lots of drinking!
This silly squirrel was playing on one of the feeder poles. He would scoot up the pole, grab a sunflower seed and slide down to eat it on the ground.
A closeup of one of the babies.
Work in the garage is done. Chuck finished painting all the new trim around the doors, windows and the attic hatch. It is great to have the garage back to normal and to be able to park the car in there again.
I hope everyone is having a good week.