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.