Mom and I had a good week. She does keep me quite busy though, haha...We actually hit the stores EVERY day as she is trying to decorate her room and bath and pull it all together in a look that is just her. Actually I think what she is really trying to do is to keep herself as busy as she can so there is little time left to think. I understand, and I am a very willing helper. ; )
She wanted to get a flower arrangement type wreath to put over her bed. I have one over my bed and she loves it and wanted one similar to that. She also wants a LARGE collage picture frame (again, like mine) so she can display family pics in her room as well. And some lavender candles, and a she really needs some casual knit tops and the list went on and on, lol. Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE shopping, especially when spending someone else's money, but my knees just don't do shopping well. And my mom is weak in general and somewhat off balance so between the two of us it is a DEFINITE challenge is all I can say. Now that mom has learned to use the electric scooter's she can't seem to understand that MOST stores don't offer them, lol, as she just keeps saying, "Deb, where are the scooter's?? We need to get in them." haha. I think I may have started a problem here, lol. Anyway, the biggest problem we had was the things of mine she was interested in, I had bought or made YEARS ago, and so we needed to really search to find similar ones. Especially the collage. Let me see if I can find pictures of what I am talking about....I can't bear to get up right now and take new pics so hopefully I will find some here on the computer.....OK, here are a couple that will give you an idea.
|THIS FLOWER WREATH IS SMALL....I MADE IT YEARS AGO.....I CLEAN IT A FEW TIMES A YEAR AND IT HAS KEPT NICELY.....MOM'S WILL BE MUCH LARGER..|
We did finally (after WAY too many stores ~ and NO I cannot get mom's head around buying things on line) find a collage that I think will work, but we never did find a ready made flower thing in the colors she wanted. (all lavenders) Sooo we headed over to Hobby Lobby. Now for those of you who have had the good fortune of having these wonderful stores near you, let me tell you how jealous I am....What a wonderful store! Melody had one near her when she moved and quickly discovered it and so I have visited the one near her. I think we have gone EVERY time I am there. But a few months back they opened the first one here in So. California and I have been almost giddy with it every since. AND! The are opening one soon in Huntington Beach. I knew that the artificial flowers were on sale this week for 50% off, so we decided it was a good time to get them. What a GORGEOUS group of flowers we got. We plan on tying them on to a wrought iron scroll and I think it will be just beautiful. The plan is to put it together next Tues. My sister Donna is a genius with these kinds of projects, so she will be the MAIN designer, and I will be her assistant. I am looking forward to both doing this, and seeing it all done and hanging on her wall. I promise I will take pics before we start, and after we are done. OK, now lets see....we did find the lavender candles, (at some remote shop) and spent almost 2 hours in Target yesterday afternoon getting her some new tops. Again, I almost can't even tell you the scenes we made maneuvering our scooters around, but we did finally manage to find what we needed. Personally, I have a feeling the gals in the dressing room area were glad when we finally left, haha.
Tomorrow, we are going to pack up all the things that are still left at mom's house. And there is a lot more than you might think. A whole shed to empty as well. The following Sat. we will move it all into storage for now. What a never ending project this has been. We will all be glad to get the job done I know. It is soo funny to think what you manage to accumulate over a lifetime, even when you have downsized as much as they did over the years. Sooo much "stuff"....I have promised myself to start ruthless getting rid of things over the next few months. I don't want to have piles and piles of "things" that my kids need to get rid of some day, haha. We continue to have more than our fair share of family issues and drama, but my head and heart for now are in a good place with it all. Sat. night we will meet my middle son's new girl friend for the first time, and I am HUGELY looking forward to that. So looks like my week-end will go as fast as my week. My dryer is buzzing (now that mom is gone I am catching up some chores around here...smile) so I will sign off for now. Hope you all enjoy your week-end!