Best Laid Plans and all that.

Yesterday’s post was supposed to be a reflection on this year’s One Little Word Choice. and today I was going to share a Year-in-Review. so I’d be ready on Friday for one last wrap-up.

Instead, today I have a different post to share … best laid plans and all that … my mom dislocated her hip early yesterday morning – it’s back in place, thank goodness – but it’s going to be a while until she’s fully recovered. Karen and I spent most of yesterday camped out in my car in the emergency room parking lot. Grateful not only for her company, but also for knitting, snacks (thanks to Marc and Sara), and a nearby medical building with clean bathrooms.

Karen spent last night with my mom and we’ll (my brother, sister, and I all live close by) figure out a game plan this morning for the next couple of days. Our first priority (after a few groceries) is getting our mom in to see an orthopedic. The hip that was dislocated is an artificial one, from 2000 (and the other hip is also artificial, from 1999) … we need to be sure there won’t be any more dislocations!

If I’m not back here before Saturday, best wishes for a safe, healthy, and happy new year!

I’ll leave you with a photo of the amaryllis … fully opened now (that the Christmas decorations have been put away?!)!and a favorite, not-too-blurry photo of our little family together on Christmas Day.

(p.s. close readers might recognize my sweater … yes! Shifty made her debut!)

20 thoughts on “Best Laid Plans and all that.

  1. I hope your mother is comfortable and her hip joint stays right where it’s supposed to. It’s a great thing that you all live close, can help, and camp out together in the ER parking lot. Sending good wishes to the whole family for a safe, happy, and healthy New Year!

  2. I’m glad you were able to be near your mom when she needed you! I wish her all the best in her recovery. I’m also happy to hear you had your knitting bag with you!

    Those amaryllis! Gorgeous! And your Shifty – perfection! I think I have to officially abandon mine. The colors aren’t working for me. It’s a shame because I was really enjoying the pattern.

    Happy New Year to you if the days slip away without another post from you in 2021!

  3. Bummer! So sorry to read about your Mom…but it “sounds” that she’s in both capable and loving hands. Here’s to a speedy and successful recovery and no more breakages.
    Luv your amaryllis and the family photo… who took the pic?
    Happy New Year to all and stay safe.

  4. Hope the orthopaedic visit brings good news. That picture of your family around the table is now one of my all-time favorites. So nice to see your beautiful family all together!

  5. Oh boy, all the best for your mom’s recovery — and hopefully no more of that!!

    I love all those smiles around the holiday table, and wow those boys sure are BIG!!

  6. I hope your mom has a good recovery and that her hip stays put! Sending my best wishes to you and all of your family!

  7. Oh, NO! I’m sending all the healing juju your mom’s way. I hope she’s feeling comfortable and loved. (The other stuff? It can wait.) (And Shifty looks great, Mary.) XO

  8. Sending all the good juju your mother’s way! Love the amaryllis- we anticipate open flowers will greet us tomorrow morning here.

  9. I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s fall and I know that you and your siblings will make sure that she gets the best care and is back on both feet really soon. It’s all that matters, right now. Blessings on you all, Mary.

  10. Glad your mom was able to get needed medical attention! She’s so lucky to have you and your siblings nearby. Hope her recovery is swift! Your amaryllis are gorgeous; worth the wait, for sure.

  11. Best wishes to your mom! How fortunate that you’re all nearby to help. I hope it all turns out as smoothly as possible.
    And what a beautiful family…+ blooms!!
    Happy New Year, if we don’t see you ’til then…

  12. I am so sorry to hear about your mom and sending prayers for a speedy recovery. She is so blessed to have you and your family so close to help. Your amaryllis are beautiful and your Shifty Sweater is gorgeous…love family photo too! All the best to your mom and Happy New Year !

  13. So sorry to hear about your mom! Gah, that is just no fun at all! I will be sending her good wishes for a speedy recovery!

  14. Oh dear! I hope your mother is comfortable for now and doesn’t have to wait too long to see an orthopaedist to get it fixed. You and your sister at least look like you were cheerful enough as you were waiting — knitting to the rescue!

    Love the photo of all of you around the table — especially the sweater!

  15. We lived through a couple of hip dislocations with Smith’s dad. I’m so sorry this is happening to your mom and hope the orthopedist can help her keep it from happening again!
    Your family is so cute! All of you! And you happiness shows through!

  16. I wish your Mom and good recovery. I’m glad you all live fairly near each other and that you and your sister can support each other. The photo of Christmas Day makes me smile. How wonderful you could be together.

  17. so glad your mom did not break it! I am hoping she heals fast and thank goodness she lives near you all 🙂 Happy New Year!!

  18. Oh my goodness, that sounds painful for your Mum :(. Hoping that she makes a swift and full recovery – and how wonderful that there are so many of you close by to suport and help her, and willing to do so. That’s a lovely family photo :).

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