Monday, July 12, 2010

Bow Ties and Other Ramblings

I saw a young guy waiting for the bus this morning, wearing a bow tie. He was chatting with the fellow next to him who was wearing, well, I don’t know because all I noticed was the green bow tie. It made me smile – not only is he making an environmentally-friendly choice by taking public transportation, he’s doing it in full preppy style. Or, if I want to be cynical about it, perhaps he doesn’t have a car, is still living with his mother and she made him wear the tie. But, I prefer the eco-friendly/preppy guy version.

Many of you have asked how my mom is doing, and I so appreciate it. She’s still in the rehab unit in the hospital, but is expected to come home in about two weeks. She’ll be using a wheelchair when she returns home, because her left leg still has a while to go before it’s fully functional. But, she gets stronger every day. Yesterday I visited her after church and I helped her with some leg exercises. Sunday is her “homework” day, in that she doesn’t have formal physical therapy sessions, so she has to work on exercises they assign to her. I’m very thankful to have her with me. In the last week, two of my friends have lost a father and then a mother. Seeing what they’re going through and how close we were to losing my mom, and now how far she’s come, makes me so grateful.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! We had another fun-filled two days of packing for the big move, which will likely happen in early August. My hairdresser was commenting on how many of life’s “big stressors” I’m enduring right now. Then she said, “Well, at least you’re not pregnant.” Amen to that, sista friend. :)
Image courtesy of Southern Proper


Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Love Southern Proper...I have gotten JCW a few! xx

Teresa Hatfield said...

My daughter and I both are obsessed with bowties and Sothern Proper. Love. Love. Love this post!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Kerr said...

I love bow ties!!
glad your mom is making progress!

Lily Lemontree said...

I am always so glad to hear about your mom doing better and that she will be coming home soon! Try to take it easy my friend, you have a lot on your plate.
And of course...I love a bow tie!
Thanks so much for leaving such a great comment on my guest post at the Entertaining House!

Elizabeth said...

glad to hear the good news of your mom. take care and have fun moving!

James said...

Wonderful news about your mother,she is also lucky to have a loving daughter like you. Thank you for the proof that young gentlemen do exist, it does give one hope.

myletterstoemily said...

i'm so happy to hear about your mom's

my father in law ONLY wears bow ties,
which we all think is adorable. so nice
to hear some young men still do. . .
and that you're not pregnant. :)

your sweet encouragement at my place
made me smile, because my kids are 18,
20, 22, 24, and 26.

your wisdom still wonderfully applies,
no matter their age!

good luck with the move.

Toad said...

As a guy who has worn nothing but bow ties the last 14 years I must say i love the photo. More importantly, it's good to hear your mother is on the mend. That, is a great stress reliever.

Main Line Sportsman said...

I really like the quail on that tie. I love a game bird print on almost anything....
Glad your madre continues to mend.

Town and Country Mom said...

I will keep your mom and her transition in my prayers! Also you and your sweet family; we have moved three times in August. Definitely a stressor!

Silver Strands said...

LOVE the bow-tie paragraph! Just found your blog and am glad I did :)

sara said...

A couple of the judges I regularly appear before in Jefferson Circuit Court routinely wear bowties, and I love that they can pull them off! I'm so happy to hear that your mom is making continued progress - my prayers continue to remain with her.