"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, October 09, 2006

Mom's Coming For a Visit ... Time to Really Clean House


You know, I do keep a fairly clean house ... but when my mom pays a visit, for the first day or so, I really want the house to sparkle! This weekend I took care of the lawn duties ... as well as relaxed and made lots of mental notes about neat places we can visit while Nathan is in school. Quaint little coffee houses and shops to explore, antique shops, the Ace Hardware store in Coeur D' Alene had some neat oil lamps in the window that I need to check out, and there are still plenty of gorgeous autumn trees to admire. Perhaps we can even drive up to Sandpoint to splurge on a nice outfit at Coldwater Creek; usually once a year I buy a really nice outfit ... and it seems it must be about that time again. Mom will like that little side trip. So, with that in mind, today will be a day to spruce things up a bit. My car is desparately screaming to be cleaned ... and, of course, there are fresh linens to put on the bed. She's also anxious to see the progress on our home. Last time she visited, we hadn't even begun building ... so she's in for a treat. You may recall that two weeks ago I was whining for my "mommy" ... well, looks like God answered that little (a-hem) desparate prayer ;) May your week be blessed!
Photo: Mom, relaxing on her last visit, 6/06

10 comments:

Birmingham Girl said...

What a lovely lady Mom is! Sounds like you have plans for a wonderful visit..how blessed you both are!
Too bad my room over the garage isn't finished yet, I'd gladly share it with your Mom!
Have a wonderful time together!

Tonya said...

Have a wonderful Time with your Mom on her visit. Sounds like you have some great stuff planned for you guys to do while she is there.

Anonymous said...

I can't find your email address or I'd just email this, since it has nothing to do with your blog, but... I got to thinking, there are some other former neighbors of yours living in Coeur d'Alene right now. The Monaghan family.
They used to live in the same development on the east side of Palmdale where we were your neighbors. I haven't heard from them in years, but you may have met them at some point or another. Dave and Mary Monaghan. They had two daughters and a son, sort of in the middle of your kids' age range.

Mrs. Darling said...

Oh it sounds like so much fun. Wish I could go along!

Jada's Gigi said...

Nothing like mom! Mine lives with me but travels around to my sibs and her sibs all the time. I'm ready for her to get home just now, as she's been visiting my sister and her 4 kids for a few weeks..Shes; comign back next weekend! Yay! Sounds likeyou have lots of things lined up to do with yours when she comes. Coeur d' Alene...I have friends who moved to FL next door to us from there.

Margie said...

have a great time! We know where you get your beauty!!

Maggie Ann said...

I'm sure you will have a beautiful time together...your Mom is lovely, how wonderful that you still have her and she is able to travel around in good health. What a blessing! Have as much fun as you can....smile.

dawnaj1958 said...

When my mom comes, I get anxious...a person could do surgery in any room in her house. There is no 3 second rule on her floors, they're cleaner than most people's kitchen counters. Seriously. But I adore her and her visits. Luckily she just lives across town so we can talk often, but with my wild schedule, not visit as often as I'd like. Let's hear it for moms!!

Noel Lewis said...

I'm glad Terry, our Canadian friend, sent you my way. Thank you for the encouragement. Futhermore, clicking on your "Family Phil" link has made me realize there is a network of Blogger Dads out there from whom I may be able to pick up pointers in this new dawn of Single Dad parenting. Thank You.
-Noel

Willena said...

You are blessed! I live 2400 miles from my hometown, and don't get to see my mom much any more. Her health isn't good enough for her to travel, and we can't afford to go there. The last time I saw her was nearly two years ago when two of my children and I took the bus there and back. It was the first time she and my then 5-year-old son had met. He is her youngest grandchild.