Friday, December 31, 2010

Dang It

Short post today.
I am sitting in the St. Augustine McDonalds sipping a diet Coke so I don't have guilt issues about using their WIFI connection.
I ain't eating their food.

I was not supposed to be back in St. Augustine so soon, but Mom had a fall yesterday morning and I came over to cook them some meals and let her rest.

She is sore, but it looks like pulled muscles, not breaks.
THAT is very good news.

My brother and sister-inlaw will be picking up most of the duties due to proximity, so I dashed over here while I was available to do my share of the helping.

To make a long story short, she is usually the caregiver for my Dad and now she needs a little care-giving so she can recover.

I'm heading back to the folks house after this post to make a Tarragon Chicken lunch for them that hopefully will last for a couple of meals, plus I am making a big pot of chili that they can feed on for multiple meals.

Last week, I left them eleven pieces of fried chicken from Publix and they got 3 meals out of it.
At my house that would not make a full meal if even 2/3 of the kids were home.

I'm going to fertilize her blueberry plants while I'm here and plant the wild rain (atamasco) lilies
... And generally do whatever she needs before I hand the duties off to big brother and sis.

Thank you all for the comments on the vulture. I savored each one.

Thanks for dropping in here in 2010 and sharing your views and insight.

Have a very Happy New Years Eve!

Just be safe.

I expect to see you back here next year.


Sayre said...

Becoming the caretaker is a strange adjustment - especially when the shift goes from child to parent. Thankfully (for both of us) it's the occasional crisis so far. I think it may be a training period for greater need. Luckily, we are able to rise to the occasion. I hope Mom's soreness abates quickly and that they enjoy that chili and chicken tarragon!

Thanks for bringing me back to my Florida this year. Ever since we moved to town from the wilds, you're my main source!

cndymkr / jean said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. I love visiting here, seeing great photos, learning about the wild life and keeping tabs on Bear. Here's to your Mom - Feel better.

Deb said...

Hope your mom feels better soon! Happy new year to you and your family! I feel the same way about McD's food...wish I could convince the rest of the family!

LaDivaCucina said...

Awww, not only are you a good dad, but a great son. Hope your mum feels better! Happy New Year!

threecollie said...

I hope she feels better soon! Happy New Year to all.
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edifice rex said...

Hope your Mom recovers quickly! It's nice you and your brother share the duties and are good-natured about it. In so many families one sibling gets all the responsibility while the others just shirk it. Seen it lots and that sux.

Miz S said...

Oh dear. Sending good thoughts from up here in Mary-land.

Looking forward to lots of awesome posts in 2011.

Happy New Year, Mr. Cracker.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. I hope your Mom is feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi FC,

Wow, seems like we haven't talked since last year. Time sure does fly!

Sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she is doing better. It's always good when family is there to help.


rick said...

Hope Aunt Peggy gets better soon.

Jen said...

So glad there weren't any broken bones. Hoping everything is quickly on the mend!

Island Rider said...

Happy New Year and quick healing to you and yours!

robin andrea said...

So sorry to read about your mom. I hope she recovers quickly and well, fc.

A very happy new year to you and the family.

roger said...

good luck to mom and good for you and your sibs. it's next year already and we are still here.


Hope your mom is feeling better by now. You are a good kid! Tarragon chicken? geez. If I fell I'd be lucky to get a chicken nugget happy meal from my oldest daughter.

Floridacracker said...

Hey everybody,
Thank you for the warm sentiments and well wishes for Mom.
I left them with lots of food. Plus my brother and sisnlaw were feeding them a traditional southern new years day meal today, so I think they are in pretty good shape.

Ericka said...

happy new year!

hope your mom feels better soon!

and thank you for pepper seeds. my friend (a displaced florida cracker herself) lit up like the sun when i handed them over. best gift she's gotten in a while. :-D

Aunty Belle said...


Sorry fer yore Mama>>>but raisin' good boys is a plus in these situations.

FC, luves yore poss this year. I always find stuff of genuine interest an' genuine sentiment at your PFHQ blog.

Blessin's on all yore clan. Hug yore Mama fer me an' let her know another Cracker lady thinks she done a real good job raisin' ya.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Be careful what you ask will "see" Thunder in two weeks! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Felicia said...

Thank goodness your mother didn't suffer any breaks! She's lucky to have you nearby. All the best to you in 2011