Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Florida or Bust

I came back to Florida by way of Mom's in SC. Mom and I went shopping at Wal-mart, Dollar Store and Piggly Wiggly (where they asked me if I had my pig card and I was offended! LOL) She loves to be out and about and she was appreciative of me running her around.
Alvin has the soul responsibility of taking her to all these places, plus so many others like her Dr., the pharmacy, etc. He is amazing really. It's not easy and he does it every week. The rest of us are always SO thankful for him and Brenda. What a big responsibility and they take it in stride after many adjustments at first. I have to say that Brenda is even more amazing because she goes along and it's not her mom. (She did have to give over the tasks to Al to save her sanity eventually but Al just doesn't put up with or listen to her "stuff" and it all works out somehow. I'm so thankful that it does. Thanks Al and BB! I really don't think any of the rest of us would be up to the task (Mom, not the shopping - going part). I love her dearly but she's not easy to get along with and I know that.
I had a wonderful visit though and Al and Brenda came over so we could spend a little time together as well. I miss visiting with Al and BB when I go through there but Mom gets very jealous. She's like a child sometimes I think.

I had such a nice, relaxing trip home. I stopped at the Harley Davidson dealership in Daytona Beach to get a jacket for Bill and got a photo of Lexi with Elvis there. :) Bill loves his new jacket. I tried to get over to see Harley (our dog to be) but they weren't home so I missed that opportunity.
It was SOOOOOOOO nice getting back home into the arms of my husband and in my home. I feel so fickle about houses. I love getting to NC and home there and just bask in the magic of being back home here in Florida again. I guess I shouldn't question it. They are two such different and amazing places and I love them both.


Victoria said...

good that you have two different homes and lives you love

Sharon Harris said...

Judy, so glad your brother and sil are close by for your mom. As I've told you before, my sister was a Godsend to my mother. I know you feel the same way about your brother and family.
Let me know when you're headed back up to Maggie.
Glad you were able to get Bill some Harley stuff!

Diane T said...

Welcome back to Florida, Judy. Nice to see your family pix (in the first post) and also pictures of your mother when you visited.
She definitely seems to be in good condition! I too am glad your brother Alvin is there to help. My sister Laney is there for my Mum, and it is such a relief to know that. All of us really appreciate her time and efforts, and I know you must feel the same. Hi to Bill!

Mary said...

Fun that you could spend some time with your mom as you traveled back to Florida. What, no PIG card? LOL.

Nice that Al and Brenda are there for your mom on a regular basis. I am sure it is not easy.

Neat that you got a Harley jacket for Bill...and sorry you weren't able to visit the other 'Harley' as you traveled back home.

Welcome back to Florida!