Sunday, February 3, 2008

Daria's visit and other good news

The pictures above are of a bouquet, one of the many pleasures which granddaughter Daria showered upon us during her visit earlier this week. I wish I also could show you photos of the delicious meals she bought and prepared for us. In the uppermost picture you can also see (beside the vase) the luscious moss-green wrap that Daria's mother, Glee, gave me in a brief visit on Thursday. Daria plunged in to help with anything we wanted done or that she thought needed doing. But, most of all, she delighted us with her bright cheerful spirit.

I am still in bed most of the time and am really appreciating the long internet connection cord that son Stanford sent me so that I can lie in bed, laptop on my tummy, and keep abreast of my blogger friends or post a blog, as I am doing right now. Everyone is so kind and helpful! Son Otto offered to come down from Washington state to help us, and daughter and son-in-law Candace and Clinton phoned today to tell us that they will fly down from Oregon on Friday. Our friend Amelia Marshall also called to offer to do any errands. And husband Otto is, as always, super kind and helpful.

The dim little picture below was taken with the web cam in my new Toshiba laptop. It is unflattering to Daria, to me and to Otto, but it's some sort of record of Daria's visit. If you haven't done so, check out Daria's Day, one of the "Links in my Chain" in the right-hand column.

Lying in bed I can still use my camera with its 10x optical magnification to focus on things around the room. My new heading shows my three TV dragons (they are sitting on top of the television set): L to R Goldie, my long-time pet; Rainbow, a gift from Dianne and Stan this last Christmas; ThaiTye, a Christmas gift that Kristin and Otto brought me from Thailand made entirely of rope.


Marianne said...

How wonderful! I can just imagine how delightful those stargazers are scenting your home!
I'm so glad to hear you're being so very well taken care of :^)

Just Jen said...

I was going to say How Wonderful! but I see Marianne stole my words first!
The flowers are gorgeous. When I had pneumonia my laptop saved my life when it came to boredom! How wonderful that you have your laptop to help keep you busy!

nonizamboni said...

Welcome back, dear one. And nice to 'see' you all too.
As Garrison Keillor would say, 'for those of us born before the space program,' isn't technology grand?!
Enjoy all the good care, lovely flowers & gifts--hope you'll be up and about soon. Keep writing!
Gentle hugs!

daria said...

Wow! Thanks for the sweet post.
I loved our visit!

Grandma Glee said...

I am very happy to have found your blog....totally terrific!!!! It was great to visit last week, but distressing to see you flat on your back. Hopefully you will be up and about before long. Great news that family members are flying in!! I'm hoping i can visit again before we leave, Glee

Kristin said...

I especially love the TV dragons! You are a good one for making lemonade when life gives you lemons.
Wishing you health and strength, love Kristin