Its that time of year again, my Mom has come to visit for a few weeks.Â She is fondly known as the ‘Laundry Fairy’ by myself and my sisters because she likes to do our laundry when she visits. My husband also calls her the ‘Queen of Buns’ because she no slouch in the bun making department either.Â We always enjoy the smell of baking bread when my Mom is with us.Â
Mom is pretty tiredÂ though so I had to conveniently forget to getÂ the flourÂ andÂ the bread making machine out all weekend and force her to sit and read herÂ book.Â When Mom is too tired to go to church on Sunday and needs a nap, just from the exertion of having a bath, I know its time for drastic measures.Â The reason she started coming to visit us every October after that first time, when Grant was a baby, was she discovered that we are the most
boring restful people on the planet and she could really recharge her batteries when visiting us.
So, we’ll try to make her read and sleep and then sleep some more, then we’ll take her down to Calgary to visit my brother Neal next weekend.Â Â Â We’re planning to take the kids to the Calgary Zoo while we’re there so maybe I’ll have something interesting to post about next Sunday.Â
In the meantime, I have to tell you something weather related. I still smile to myself when I remember my blogging buddy Fred’s reaction to hearing thatÂ a person living here has to put their winter windshield wiper fluid in, you know, the blue one.Â The pink one is for summer, and is particulary good at dissolving bug guts but not so good for ice.Â Fred was amazed to learn this because being one of those lovely sheltered Florida natives, it just never occurred to him how the rest of us people with more seasons get along.Â
Anyway, Fred, you’ll be amazed to discover that for the second year inÂ a row, I forgot to change my windshield wiper fluid.Â Today, it was cold and snowy and as I drove along thinking about the possibility of ice on my windshield,Â I thought of you 🙂
Have a great week everyone.