Sunday, November 1, 2015

Mom Is Turning 90 Today...!

Instead of having cartoons today, I'm taking the day off to help Mom celebrate her 90TH birthday today. Both my sisters are here and we've invited many out of town folks (plus in town people as well) to drop by and help in bring in this new chapter in Mom's journey.

When you stop and thing about it, turning 90 is a pretty big deal, especially if you are still living at home and can get around. True, you may have to use a walker but being able to move from room to room is much better than being bed ridden, in my opinion. Another good thing is that she still has friends that are near her age that she can visit with and talk over old times. That does make a difference, I reckon.

My sister from North Carolina has been here for a couple of weeks to visit with Mom and to give me a much needed break. I've really enjoyed the extra free time, believe me! I do hope that doesn't come across as selfish, but I needed a breather.

Anyway, with a houseful of company and cousins coming in and out, I figured it would be OK for me to forgo the 'toons for today. There will be sandwiches and all kinds of finger foods to go round, plus punch and coffee and tea...just in case any of you guys wanted to drop by! Everybody is welcome and Mom would enjoy the company, I'm sure!

We better have coffee in the kitchen this morning, mainly because of the flooded streets and possible rain. You have a great day, OK?

Happy 90th Birthday, Mom!!

11 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!

Judy said...

Tell your Mom; Happy Birthday! Enjoy the company!

And for those of us that have been caretakers of our parents, we understand the comment about needing a break. Hugs!

Gorges Smythe said...

May the Lord bless you every one.

Chickenmom said...

'Hope all the family, friends and especially your MOM have a wonderful day filled with wonderful surprises! Enjoy!

JoH said...

A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! This is a special day indeed. Yes it is OK to take and need a break. Your a wonderful Son Jim.

I'm having issues with new set up Jo

Momlady said...

Happy Birthday, Nanny! Glad you could get a break, HJ. I know it's been a long haul.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Happy Birthday to Jim's Mom. My Mom lived into her 90's and my Dad's brother lived to be a hundred. I love to talk to people who have been around for a long time. They have witnessed so much and have such great stores to tell. Even when I was a kid, I loved to listen to the elders' strories. I never thought that I would so soon be one of them. . . but no one sits and listens to me.

edifice rex said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!! and thoroughly enjoy your extra free time Jim. My mom was the only caregiver for her mom and I often filled in for her so she could go to town and do some stuff for herself, so I understand...you are in no way being selfish! Hope you all have a great day!

HermitJim said...

Hey Ladyhawthorne...
Thanks for the good thoughts to Mom. I'll certainly pass it on.
Thanks also for stopping by this morning!


Hey Judy...
I appreciate that!
Thanks for coming over today!


Hey Gorges...
Thank you, my friend!
Thanks also for coming over today!


Hey Phyllis...
I do appreciate the kind thoughts.
I do thank you for coming over this morning!


Hey Jo...
I know you'll get the bugs worked out soon with the new setup.
Thanks, sweetie, for stopping by today!


Hey Momlady...
I'll pass the birthday thoughts on to Mom. I know she will be glad to hear from you.
Thanks, my friend, for dropping by today!


Hey Dizzy...
Maybe we are just not old enough for people to listen to, ya reckon?
Hey, thanks for stopping by this wet morning, buddy!


Hey Anne...
Always a pleasure to hear from you. Hope you are doing good !
Many, many thanks for dropping by today!





Sixbears said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations!

HermitJim said...

Hey Sixbears...
Thanks, my man. I appreciate you coming over today!