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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

 This Picture is from happier days. Mom-in-law was 88. Pops was only 93! These sweethearts were married for 69 years.

It was a very nice day!  I went to church with my good friend De. We walked at the Mall afterwards. I did not say a word about Beth and actually listened to my friend talk most of the time. It occurred to me that she could use a break from the constant drama that emanates from my life.

Hubby and I exchanged our valentine gifts and spent the day out to lunch and shopping. We bought lampshades which  brought us joy as it is something that we can actually take charge of. We are not powerless over minor decor!

We stopped in to visit Elsie (mom-in-law). She said she felt 90 per cent good today. I helped her play cards on the computer. She used to spend hours with her peanochle but could not remember how to play. I could not figure out the commands that she needed for this game either but I switched her to Gin Rummy which was easy to figure out. After helping her with 4 or 5 hands, she could do it herself. She was happy!

My son made a valentine's dinner for his girlfriend at our house. He offered us some. We had a bite or two so as not to interfere but it was great. He can really cook well. Right now, I have some rice pudding in the oven. I love it and so does Elsie. I will take her some tommorrow.


  1. What an adorable couple! 69 years! That's so wonderful. My grandparents made it to 60 before one passed away.

    My mom plays pincochle with her sisters all the time!!

    Sounds like you had a great day.

  2. It sounds like your life is full... and you are doing great things for others. The world needs more people like you.

    I also have a son with ADD... and he is a late bloomer too. He is twenty years old now and at college. I am so happy that he can be happy and is doing well. He failed a couple classes last year (his first) but is doing much better this year. It's hard because he is so smart, but so disorganized that it costs him dearly.

    Found your blog through another I read... glad I checked it out.

  3. Sounds like a perfect Valentine Day!