Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Ramblings

I love Sunday mornings.  It is my favorite part of the week.  I get to relax and wind down and just be which is a rarity around here.
I found this picture I had taken this summer on the beach at high tide.  I find it so peaceful and relaxing to watch the water come in over the rocks.  It is a good depiction of how I feel on Sunday mornings.

Millie and I get up early and have the house to ourselves for a few hours.  This morning we cuddled up on the sofa and I enjoyed a few cups of coffee and actually read for awhile.  I don't get much opportunity for a quiet reading time.  I tried this new coffee too - yumm

Eventually the Golden Girls woke up and it was back to reality.  Chores, chores, chores.  I stripped and washed all the beds and did the rest of the laundry.  I got Mom in the bathtub without incident and her feet are looking almost perfect.  I bought her some ridiculously expensive "circulation" socks, plus she has been getting lots of foot rubs (which is a big deal because I hate touching other peoples feet!)

Then about mid afternoon there was a knock on the door.  It was one of Mom's original home-care workers.  If you remember I blogged about him just before Christmas because he arrived with a little Christmas present for Mom.  Today he had a little bag of homemade fudge all decorated with hearts for Valentines Day.  He hasn't been assigned to us since Thanksgiving but he still visits his old clients occasionally.  Isn't it sweet to know that there are such thoughtful and caring people doing Home-care??    He was spending his Sunday afternoon doing the deliveries.  Sweet!!

The rest of the afternoon I spent flipping through 2 magazines about my 2 favorite things --- hooking and cooking

Although I didn't try any new recipes for supper we did enjoy stuffed chicken breasts, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower.   Then I popped into Corinnes for a little visit and a cup of tea.  She had dyed some new wool, so of course I had to check it out. Now for a perfect end to a great Sunday, its time to hook a little.

Here is the latest shot of the crazy square rug.  I left the little bit of the dark plum in for comparison but I like the lighter background.  I'll pull out the dark tonight and replace.  It doesn't show well in this photo but the new background color is Dorr celery - a very pale light yellowish green.

If today is an indication, the start of a new week is looking promising.


  1. Your rug is so pretty and different. I might have said this before but it amazes me when I see all the beautiful work you rug hookers do.

  2. Kim,
    Sounds like a lovely end to a crazy week! Your rug looks great. I like the lighter background. I started a rug today, I thought I liked the hearts on it, until I really looked at my blog pics and now I'm ripping one heart out and redoing it. Sigh.
    I hope you have a smooth week to come.
    Take care,

  3. Kim. What a nice thing it is when people surprise us with their kindness. I loved your
    beach picture. Your rug is looking good. I enjoy the way you use color.Have a nice evening! Cheri

  4. Kim, so happy you are having a good Sunday.
    I am loving the rug, just enough whimsey with the squares.
    We have made some lasting relationships with home health girls even after mom and dad are both gone.

  5. I am so happy that you had a nice day, and that your Mom is almost back to normal. You are just so sweet and what a nice man to bring Valentine's goodies too. I do hope you have really great week. What size cutter are your "worms" I really like that width.
    Your rug like everything you do is just beautiful.

  6. Kim ~
    I am so happy you had a good day. You deserve it and then some. Oh, I had to laugh when you made the comment about the feet. I CANNOT touch someone else's feet unless they are a baby or my grandson. Heck, I had a hard time even helping my mom put on her! I'm just going to call you St. Kim :)
    Hugs :)

  7. Sounds like a perfect Sunday Kim! Your Crazy Square Rug is very cool. It has pizazz!

  8. Sounds like you had a great day. And I drink those coffee cups - I think I will try that brand.

    Love, sandie

  9. Kim, I'm glad that your Sunday turned out so nice and relaxing and the visit of your fortmer care giver with Valentine gift for your mom.

    Your rug is taking shape nicely. I' sure that it won't be long before it's finished...

    I must try that coffee sometime.
    Happy Valentine Day to all your household. JB

  10. It makes me happy when you are happy! Glad your Mom is on the mend and you got a few moments for yourself! Taking comfort in some simple pleasures and living in the moment is the secret I think :-)
    Your rug is looking great. I too like the light background, it makes the colors in the squares really pop!
    Have a wonderful week and special Valentines wishes too!
    Cathy G

  11. I love how your new rug is coming out!! How big will it be when finished?

  12. You know how to bring zen moments to a busy life Kim! You do so much with your mother, God bless you! That her feet could be better is such a tribute to your wonderful care! You are right, her care giver sounds wonderful...she is lucky to have you both. Your rug is too cute...turning out well. Hope you find more zen moments on this V Day...have a happy one!

  13. so glad you are getting a little piece of mind. It was a hellish week for you. I love your rug rreally cute.and fudge mmmmmmmm. Have a great valentines

  14. Hi!! Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I love new visitors! I came by here to see what you were all about. Rug hooking-- now that is not something I personally hear about very often and I am intrigued. And that taste of home magazine? One of my favorites, ever!

  15. Nice to have a great day,KIm. You deserve it...I do like your rug and I like the lighter color background...
    Nice to have considerate people in our world, isn't it....
    Keep on hooking and hope Mom continues to be well.

  16. Was drawn to your blog because of the poodle picture! I have a peekapoo named Lilly ;) really like the blog and excited to start reading, I'm Cassie you can find mine over at !