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High Tea for Mother's Day

May 12th, 2013 at 04:01 am

Today was a busy one.

This morning I worked out at the little place washing cupboards and walls. I found evidence that mice had been I cleaned and disinfected everything. All signs of critters are gone- so I can keep an eye on it to see if there is new activity. All part of country living, but I intend to make it REALLY difficult and uninviting for critters to want to share space with me.

I need to schedule someone to come this week to service the air conditioning unit and to reconnect a few of the ducts. Unfortunately, park models arent always built to last. The drawers in the bedroom were installed very poorly and they will also need to be repaired. However, this fix should be inexpensive and pretty easy.

Next weekend I will shampoo carpets and start moving in. I am actually getting excited to move into the little place and try simple, minimal living for a while.

Today my daughters and I went to High Tea for Mother's Day at my friends tea shop. It was fabulous and we had such a nice time. Here is our food, right after it was delivered to our table:

It was as yummy as it looks and was followed by a wonderful dessert and all the tea we desired!

Tomorrow we are having a taco bar dinner for Mother's Day here at the city house. My last big family gathering before moving back to the country.

A couple of updates:

On SIL- He is healing from surgery, but learned he will need a port and will be on chemo for six months. The type of cancer he had has a 30% chance of recurrence. His attitude is amazing and he is determine to fight and win this battle. Every day I am more proud of the young man that he is.

On Z - Bio mom has broken ties with her mom and is now living in a home that has previously been found unfit for Z. So, the permanency process is back to square one. Bio mom will need to be monitored in this new home and a home study will need to be conducted to determine if it is now acceptable. This process take 2-3 months. Z is now almost 2 1/2, has been with DD2 for 2 years and has not seen Bio mom in almost 18 months. No other family members have followed through with phone visitations in over 4 months.

3 Responses to “High Tea for Mother's Day”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    My prayers are still with your SIL.

    Does the longer she have Z have any bearing on whether or not he'll get to stay?

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    LR- thank you. The state's primary goal is to reunite children with blood relatives. So long as a family member is out there saying they 'want' him, the state tries to make that work- which is a lengthy process each time the reset button gets hit. All the counselors involved, inlcuding his appointed attorney, have said he needs to stay at this point. But because mom shows interest, they are exhausting all efforts to make it happen. Each day the impact will be a little harder on him.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    The tea sounds like a lovely time!

    Glad to hear SIL is doing well. ((hugs)) about Z.

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