Monday, February 09, 2009

Knitbud (and ubernurse!) Sarah...aka Evil Toad, had a brilliant idea recently. There are two nurses and two midwives (inc. me) with live in senior parents. She decided we should form a club and have dinner parties each month or so to get the seniors out and meeting other folks.....or at least let us feel like we're facilitating that sort of thing. Thus was born the S.P.A.H. group (Senior Parents At Home...or Senile Parents At Home...whichever is most appropro!)

Me and Grandma Clara.


Marlena, her mom Pam, Zelda's mom Dee, Zelda



The Scots (Sarah and her Dad...I forgot his name..how embarrassing...but they brought a six-pack of wine!)



We met last Thursday night at Marlena's home. She and her mom, Pam, fixed a wonderful roast Turkey with mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy! Zelda's mom made a green-bean casserole and rolls. I brought a green salad with fresh spinach, dried cranberries, toasted almonds and feta, and the Scots brought wine and a yummy fruit salad with cookies and whipped cream for dessert.

We ALL had a grand time, and despite Grandma Clara's shyness, she is looking forward to helping me host the next dinner in March!

In Knitting news...i've about 3 inches of ribbing left on the superwash bamboo long and lacy cardi. Maybe it'll be finished before catching the plane tonight....

Plane tonight? Yes....The long awaited Mexican Vacay has arrived! Whoohoo! Just me and the girl, heading down to Zihuatenejo for the next ten days....lots of sun, lots of sand, lots of relaxation! The man has vowed to keep close tabs on the grannymeister and I trust him to do a great job! I have yet to figure out what knitting to take for the plane and the beach......but I have a few hours yet to narrow it down. I'm sure I'll have lots of pics and fun things to post when I return....until then....

KNIT ON!

10 comments:

Minnie~Knits said...

Vacation? I am unfamiliar with this term...
Lord would I love to go somewhere, anywhere!!!
I haven't been on a trip since my honeymoon, which was 2 weeks in St. Thomas and HEAVENLY.

...hmmm maybe I should get married again...I could get a honeymoon...

Have fun Lisa!

junior_goddess said...

Have fun! And don't forget the sunscreen!

BTW, I think the senior dinner thing is a GREAT idea.

Scrabblequeen said...

Have a great time. Enjoy the sun, the dd, and the knitting!

Holly Jo said...

What a fantastic idea about the dinner parties.

Have a wonderful time. Soak up the Vit D. :)

CatBookMom said...

Lovely idea to host dinners with the slightly-befuddled folks. Great photos, too.

And have a great time in Mexico! I have good memories of my trip to Z-whatever, a couple of decades ago. Including my friend's disbelief that the locals brought live chickens on the bus from town along with their packages. ;)

Xenia said...

What a wonderful thing.....all that sun and relaxation and most of all, the quality time with your beloved daughter! :) Priceless.

Tara said...

I hope you are having the BEST time in sunny Mexico! Don't drink the water!!!

quiltyknitwit said...

What a great idea, getting the seniors and their families together!

Allison said...

What a fabulous idea! I bet they loved it. You may have inspired many such clubs.

Milly said...

A vacation sounds so wonderful. I have never had one of those. Hmm. will have to try it one day.

What a lovely thought on getting the seniors out and about.