Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Tuesday, Tuesday...

Today has been busy, but then Tuesday is always busy
 once things get going again for the year.
I usually have most of the morning at home, 
which is just as well because today I slept in. Oh dear.
Then it is time to go over to my little mothers' place for lunch 
and up until this week I was picking up a friend to go over as well.
But her routine has changed and now she joins us later.
Today I had an extra hour to muck around in even though I'd slept in
and managed to get a little bit of tidying up done in the garden.

Mum runs a small study group and we all take our own lunch
and she puts on the tea and coffee.
And always a little dish of lollies for us to pick at.

We are only a small group but that doesn't matter.
We are all 'older' ladies, the oldest in her mid 80's 
and the youngest in her late 50's. 
None of us feel old though.
We always watch a video and then we are supposed
to discuss it - and we do have some interesting discussions,
but not necessarily on the subject.

Later, when everyone is gone 
and we've tidied up a bit,
little mother and I usually go grocery shopping.

Normally our friend comes too and we then
 end up at her place drinking more tea,
 and 'putting the world to rights'.
Which is what happened today, 
altogether a pleasant afternoon.
We don't buy our frozens' that day!!
By the time I get home in the late afternoon 
I'm ready to collapse in a heap with a coffee nearby
 and chew on the chocolate bar and grapes 
that little mother gives me for taking her shopping.

My chocolate fix for the week!
She would buy petrol but I won't let her 
so the chocolate helps her keep a feeling of independence I guess.

After tea tonight I went out for a walk, not as long as usual though, 
mainly because I was a bit later leaving 
and I didn't want to get caught in the rain that was threatening.

Well, that's it for now,
have a good week 
and I'll see you next time.


  1. It sounds like you had a really enjoyable day,Diana.I love your yellow roses. I am so ready for Spring and having my roses bloom. Have a great day!

  2. You always have the prettiest header photos.
    Time well spent with Mum!

  3. What a lovely day you've had. : ) Those yellow roses are just beautiful.

  4. Your rose bush is lovely.
    What kind of videos do you watch ?

    cheers, parsnip

    1. Mum has a small bible study group and shows us short videos she has recorded or borrowed, usually about 20 to 30 minutes long. Sometimes they generate discussion and sometimes we go off on a real tangent and discuss things that are happening in our lives or in the world.

  5. It does sound like a wonderful way to spend the day... with your mother, tea, and friends. We used to have a similar get-together every Wednesday... tea at my house (me, my mom, and a dear friend). Now both my mom and our friend has passed and I do miss those teas. So enjoy them while you can.

  6. Oh my goodness that rose bush is gorgeous. I bet it smells like heaven.

  7. You packed a lot into your day. I wish I had been along with you...if I could have kept up! Spending time with friends and your mother sounds lovely! Sweet hugs, Diane

  8. Your day was certainly full! Even though I enjoy days like that, I usually have to take it easy the next day. Our parish ladies' Bible Study studies a spiritual book (Pastor okays whatever we choose.) We meet in a building on parish property. I have learned lots about the Bible and adapting others' spiritual habits. Thanks to our facilitator, we all feel accepted and safe in sharing personal info because what is said at BS stays at BS. Thanks for the visit and comment.
    You write the way a friend would talk to me. I really like that.

  9. Oh, you're the best daughter! What fun to be able to spend time with your little mother. Not so very long ago I was able to do some of these same things with mine. Cherish each moment. Sounds like your little mother is pretty active - what a blessing. Now if I could only reach through my puter screen and grab a tiny bit of your chocolate! ;)
    Thanks always for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Well that sounds like a great day...kind laid back. What a blessing to still have your mother. My sweet mom would be turning 103 this year if she were still alive. She passed in 2010 at almost 98. I know you cherish every moment you can spend with her.

  11. Wonderful that Your Mother is still up to hosting get-togethers and that You can still run around and have some fun with Her-Lovely : )

  12. Wonderful that Your Mother is still up to hosting get-togethers and that You can still run around and have some fun with Her-Lovely : )


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