Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wednesdays With My Mom (and a Little Chuckle)

This is such a wonderful photo of my mom and brother, Andy. Such a handsome young man!!!

On this day, last week, I took these sewing cards with me just for fun. My mom loved every minute of it. I was surprised how much she enjoyed them.

Arghhh!! I tried and tried to upload the CUTEST video of my mom while she was "sewing" and talking. You would have gotten the biggest kick out of it. I've loaded videos before, so I'm not sure why this one is giving me trouble. Trust me, I'll find a way sooner or later, so you can enjoy it as much as we have over here! So.........after all this aggravation, it looks like I'd better turn to my "Stress Diet". Feel free to join me. Hee-hee!


Sue said...

What a great idea,I havent seen those sewing cards for years...
I love the stress diet, though I think Im best to stay away from that one!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, That's a great photo of your brother (then & now) and those sewing cards seem to have given your Mom a lot of joy/pride. How very precious she is. Love the diet - especially the Oreos!

Allie and Pattie said...

I LOVE your Wednesday posts and your Mom is adorable as she's sewing! Thanks so much for sharing

Busy Bee Suz said...

I have the same diet. :)
You are so great...keeping your Mom's mind and hands busy all the time!!
Can't wait to see the video.

Deb said...

Aw, cute pix of your mom - and great idea on the sewing cards for her!

Love the stress diet! ;o)

Scrap for Joy said...

This was a great project for your Mom-looks like she was really "into" it! You are a remarkable daughter. The stress diet sounds good to me...except I don't like root beer..can I have iced tea of course! LOL!
I did check out the flower direcetions from Dozi-I'll be making them today! Thanks ML! xoxo

LemonyRenee' said...

I am so inspired by how much you treasure your mother.

Ha! That stress diet is pretty right on the mark, isn't it! LOL

Anonymous said...

I always love the Wednesday posts with your mom!

And that's my kind of diet! LOL

1 Funky Woman said...

What a gorgeous picture of your mother! Your brother was handsome as well. Love the idea of the sewing cards, she really looked like she enjoyed it!

Love the diet, I seem to follow that one more than I would like, except for the rootbeer I'm not a fan. It is usually diet coke or depending on the time of day a beer or bloody mary. I'm not sure they go well with oreos or cheesecake but worth a try!

My name is PJ. said...

The stress diet was funny!

Your daughter, you and your brother all look amazingly alike!! Genetics is crazy thing.

I like the idea of the sewing cards. Wilma sure looked like she was having a good day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How nice! I love these posts... and the menu for the day is a winner! ♥

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Why....I would love to join you for this "stress Diet"! hehehhe!
Looking forward to your video!
Enjoy your day.

Jenglamgirl said...

one of the church nursery's I was in had sewing cards... they are cute. Your mom is a sweet little doll! LOVE THE DIET, ESPECIALLY THE ENDING OF IT! HA! I however, am ON THE HCG 500 calorie diet, day 11 and down 16.7 lbs. LOVING IT!

Darlene said...

I love seeing your Mom enjoying those sewing cards. That was great for her mind too....having to think about how to do them. You are so wonderful to think of those little things that are great for her.

I absolutely LOVE that stress diet and will be sure to follow it next time I feel stressed

Hope you are enjoying your day.♥

mysteryhistorymom said...

What a sweet picture! Yes, he is still so very handsome! Such a beautiful family you have, dear friend. You never fail to bring a smile to my face and warm my heart. Your Mom is such a treasure- and so are you.:) Lori

GrandmaBev said...

Fun pictures of your brother. Looks like Mom is really enjoying those sewing cards. I got a real kick out of that stress diet. I'll stick with working in my yard to get out the stress. Boy have the weeds been coming up.

Holly said...

Hahahahaha!!! Thats my kind of diet!!!

I love your Wednesdays with your mom. They are very heartwarming.:)

Celestial Charms said...

Love your Mom's pocketbook in the first photo. Also, how wonderful was it, when women used to wear white gloves all the time. That was definitely a fashion statement for my Mom during that time. Your charming brother sort of resembles Stephen Colbert in that photo. Very nice to see your Mom enjoying something different. Hope to eventually see the video.
Have a wonderful rest of the week!

MiMi said...

What? That's my EVERY DAY diet. :)

RACHELLE said...

i never knew what it was called but i eat fairly similar to the stress diet. ;)
except without the fruit or veggies...or the chicken....

mostly just the junk. YIKES

i love that your mom loved the lacing cards! i have done them in sacrament before and found them very relaxing myself.

hope you conquer the video thing... i have faith in you! lol

Tammy @ said...

LOVE the diet, sounds perfect for me! How cute are those sewing cards?! I will be putting Valentine sewing cards on my site later this week. I loved them as a kid!

Best wishes,

Anonymous said...

I have done some of those with my Granddaughter. Just love them. I also love that stress diet. My kind of diet.


MamaTina said...

Hannah has those same sewing cards, but they are never together with their strings :-) I don't know what's worse about that diet, grapefruit with toast and skim milk or an entire jar of hot fudge, the idea of either makes me a little queasy :-)

Stella said...

It was plain to see your mother was having so much fun with the cards. Brothers are always cute no matter what age they are - because they are ours.

Nezzy said...

Your mother is beautiful, I used to sit for hours as a child threading those cards.

I just wanted to thank ya for poppin' over and leavin' a sweet comment.

Enjoy your dad and may God bless it!!!


When I read your Wed with Mom just makes me smile. You are a very good daughter!! I hope mine will be like you when I get old!!
I'm UP for that Diet!!! Oh...wait...I'm already on it!!!
Deb :)

Mimi Sue said...

Well, how did you know that diet is the one I'm on right now? It doesn't seem to be working all that well but I'm happy! I love those sewing cards? I used to have some when I was a little kid. I'd like to get some for the grandgirls. Have a great week. Mimi

Jacqueline said...

I'm going to pass that idea on to our activity director if you don't mind. What a neat idea for residents to feel successful at! Your diet had me laughing at 645am...I've been there and done that!

Joanna said...

Oh, I love her with all of my heart and my eyes fill with tears when I read these posts. Thank you SO much for doing my dear sweet aunt. It means the world.

P.S. Try youtube to load a video.

jen said...

I just love your posts I needed that laugh! the stress diet and looks typed out on an old machine that was perfect! Your mom is such a cutie :)
luvs and glitter

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Looks like your mom really had a wonderful time with the sewing cards, I adore her smile.
My grandmother just got to my house today, my mom is showing up tomorrow. So we will have 5 generations of women in my house tomorrow. I bring this up because for some reason this has stressed me out "just a little." So I have eaten everything in site that is not good for me today. No one would believe me if I told them what I ate today~ It's a good thing I don't stress out very often. I just want everything to be nice for everyone tomorrow.
Thanks for the laugh, though it hit a little too close to home!

Mimi said...

Your Mom is so cute, sewing away on her cute cards!!!!I hope you can download it soon, I want to see it!!!That stress diet is just the diet I need!!!
have a great week-end

marmielu said...

I love your diet! Just my kind of thing.
Mary Lou