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Mom's 88th birthday & Kitchen

Monday, April 22, 2013

My family is blessed that we celebrated my mom's 88th birthday on Sunday. She had a stroke when she was 80. Thankfully the only issue after the stroke her left hand is weak. With her medication she is doing well. She loves to work in her garden, she enjoys going shopping and eating out with the family. She loves to tell her stories about growing up in Texas and picking cotton. She was the fastest and best cotton picker from her brother and sisters. She said when she was born she was so white they called her "white mouse". My mom has straight hair and tells of stories about getting a perm but they never lasted. I remember my mom always dressing very nice and she still enjoys dressing up for church especially during Easter when she can wear a nice hat.

This year I was able to redo my kitchen and I am so happy - it looks so different. I forgot to take the before pictures but have posted my new kitchen.

I can't believe it has been a year that I have retired and I have been enjoying my retirement. I recently was elected on our Homeowners Association Board of Directors and that has been keeping me busy. I have been writing letters, negotiating with our trash company to get a better deal which I did - $600 less a month. We are very happy about that.

I hope everybody has a great week.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FITANDFIFTY2 5/6/2013 1:07AM

    Marlinda, Your Mom is Beautiful!! She certainly does not look her age... wow! Your kitchen is so awesome! I am so happy for you! It is hard to believe that is has been a year already since you retired!! The time has flown!! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful pics with us!! What a blessed family you have!!
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HICKOK-HALEY 5/6/2013 1:01AM

    Your Mom is adorable. She looks so happy on her special day. I love her plants. The colors are beautiful, and the variegated leaves give it a added touch. The cake looks yummy. emoticon

I love your kitchen, and the colors you chose. The tile, flooring, and cabinets blend together really well. Thanks for posting the pictures. You are so lucky to still have your Mom. emoticon

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CVRONEK 4/24/2013 7:56AM

    What a beautiful Mom! Happy Belated birthday, to her.
I see where you get your smile!

I am lucky to still have my Mama, at 88, too. She broke a hip, last year, but we made it through the anniversary and beyond.
She has slowed down a bit, but oh, how Spring makes her happy.

I love your Kitchen! It sounds like you are having a great retirement.
You sure look young for that. emoticon

I don't think retirement is in my future, but at least I do what I love.

Nice blog! Thank you for sharing.

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TERRY631 4/23/2013 10:16AM

    Happy Birthday to your mom. She looks great for her age! The kitchen looks really nice. I like the colors that you chose!

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    Your mom is lovely. She doesn't look 88. She looks like someone I would enjoy spending time with. I love a good story.

Love the new kitchen. I loved when we redid ours. It makes cooking so much easier. We spend a lot of time in that room.

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BARBANNA 4/22/2013 12:27PM

    Fantastic memories! Glad your Mom is doing so well, you are truly blessed. Keep up the healthy living! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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