Grandma Barb’s This and That

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

I was the lucky winner of Janice's giveaway over at Prim's by the Water.  I received these sweet little hearts, hand made by Janice, just in time for my birthday yesterday and Valentine's Day.  Don't they look good enough to eat!  Thank you, Janice!




Thanks to everyone who sent birthday wishes via Facebook, email, and my blog yesterday!

Sorry I haven't been around to visit and post, but I've been dealing with my mom again.  She is having so much pain in her back.  I stayed with her a couple of days and then put her in the hospital yesterday.  She will be going back to the nursing home.  Maybe for good this time.  She was doing so well and enjoying her apartment.  But then she started having all that pain in her back again.

Thanks for stopping and have a Happy Valentine's Day
Until next time

Barb

32 comments:

Deanna said...

I am so sorry your Mom is not doing well. I know how stressful that can be. Happy Valentine's & Happy Birthday...hope you have a sweet day!!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Oops, I missed the day, but here's hoping you had a Happy Birthday, Barb. Enjoy your Valentine's Day as well!

Olive said...

I missed your Birthday too and it sounds like your plate is overflowing. Sending you a big hug. I had my mom placed in a nursing home. It was a dreadful time for all of us. xo, olive

TexWisGirl said...

i'm so sorry, sweetie. not a pleasant way to spend a birthday, i'm sure. happy belated to you. :)

Renae at simple sequins said...

Oh dear! Sorry to hear your Mom is ailing again. Happy Birthday tho! You are a Feb. baby, too, like me. Mines in is 4 days! Your prize is so cute and I loved how you photographed it. Best to you now and to your Mom, too. It is hard to take care of a parent, huh? You do it with love tho. I know I sure did. You want the best for them and it gets tough when you have to make decisions based on their health declining.

Kathy said...

Lucky you. To win the prize, that is. We just have to do what's best for our elderly parents and sometimes a nursing home is the best solution. A loving family has no need to feel guilty about finding the necessary solutions to make their loved ones' lives easier and more purposeful. Hope you had a happy birthday yesterday and by now surely you've eaten those awesome cookies!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm sorry your mom isn't well. I do remember how it is to have ailing parents, so you stay well yourself!
Happy Birthday wishes and Happy Valentine's Day!

Judy said...

I'm sorry to hear your mom is not doing well. I'll keep her in my prayers.

What a wonderful win and wishing you a Happy Valentine's day and Happy "belated" Birthday to you.

Beth said...

I am so sorry that your mom isn't doing well.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Mari said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Valentines day. Hope your Mom is feeling better.

Jacquelineand.... said...

So sorry to hear your Mom isn't doing well, sending huge hugs for your birthday and just because. Glad you got a little something to brighten your days.

All the best to you and your Mom; and Happy Heart Day.

Carole M. said...

sorry to read the news of your Mum Barb' it seems to be a stage of life where there is lots to be concerned about; I wish you both well in this journey. The biscuits are beautiful; the setting looks fabulous and belated birthday wishes. Mine is next week so maybe we're Piscean twins?

Pamela Gordon said...

Belated birthday wishes to you Barb and sending hugs to you for Valentine's Day. I hope your mother feels much better and gets settled in the home. Blessings, Pam

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to you, Barb and Happy Valentine's Day! I know you must be worried about your Mom. It's a difficult decision to make, I know. I still remember that trip I took with my Dear Mom to admit her. We held hands the whole way and cried. Your love will help her through. Blessings to you and your Mom. xoxo

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I'm sorry your mom isn't doing well. Happy birthday to you, Barb, and a Happy Valentines Day, too. enjoy your goodies - they look delicious!

amanda said...

Happy Valentine's Day!
Sorry to hear about your mom.
We know someone very dear to us in a similar situation, and it's very hard.
Hope you enjoy your treats.

Prims By The Water said...

Sorry to hear about your mom..sending out a prayer for her. Also Happy belated birthday. Your hearts look wonderful in your tablescape. Janice

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

sorry to hear about your Mom. i wish you a good day. big big hugs. ( :

Sally in WA said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Barb. Sorry to hear about your mom. I know it has to be stressful. Sending a virtual hug your way.

Rose said...

Oh, I am so sorry for what you are going through...I hope things settle down for you.

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Barb,
Oh, you won a giveaway and happy belated birthday and Valentine's Day.
So sorry about your mother. Mine passed away year 2,000. She had fought against cancer bravely. Now my father is 88 in the care-center. Parents are forever, aren't they... Take Care of Yourself!
!!

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Michelle@Crazy For Crafts said...

Sorry to hear about your mom, Barb. Happy belated birthday & happy Valentine's Day :)

Brian King said...

Sorry to hear about your mother! I'm sure she much prefers the apartment.

Congratulations on your prize! Happy belated Birthday!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Belated birthday wishes.
Hope you had a lovely day Barb.

Fingers crossed your mum feels better soon, nothing worse than back pain

Have a good weekend

x Fiona

Marie said...

So sorry to hear about your Mom--that's so hard! Happy Late Birthday Barb...may you have many more! Love the lovely hearts you won! How appropriate for you to be the winner since you have a Valentine Birthday!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Sorry to hear about your mom. Happy belated birthday!
Dorothy

Debbie said...

oh barb, what a difficult way to spend the day!!

happy valentines day and a belated happy birthday!!

lucky you for winning the giveaway....sending a big warm hug from the jersey shore!!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope it was a good one. So sorry about your mom. I hope her pain subsides and she gets better.

eileeninmd said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Barb! I am sorry to hear about your Mom! The pain must be awful. Congrats on winning the giveaway! Have a happy weekend!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Elegant post ~ very creative ~ healing hugs to your Mom and you ~
thanks for your comments ^_^

Jori said...

Adorable!! Happy late birthday!

Faye said...

Belated birthday wishes, Barb. Glad you were rewarded with a sweet treat for both V-Day and birthday. Love all the birthday greetings you get on Facebook. However, when Chet turned one year old he got more birthday greetings than I'd ever hope too. :-)