Friday, December 4, 2009

Madison, home and Decatur

- Friend Barbara G and I attend the holiday tour of homes in Madison, Georgia each year. This is a photo I took last year at one home before I was told I was not supposed to photograph anything. :)

- This past Wednesday, I literally was just about to give my credit card number for the tickets to the Saturday tour, as the call came in from the rehab center that they were sending dad to the hospital. "I'll call back," I said, but never did. I thought I would be staying with dad in the hospital over the weekend, but thankfully he went home to be with mom last night - out of the hospital and no more staying at the rehab center. Rehab will come to him.

- And Barb and I are consoling ourselves over missing the Madison tour by going to the Decatur, Georgia Candlelight Tour of Homes this evening. A good kick-off to the holiday season. It will be cold, but dry. Tomorrow would have been colder and raining. It is working out as it is should. It's all good.

I hope your weekend is full of all good things!


TALON said...

Ah! Forbidden photos! ;) I love the pineapple which has always been a traditional hospitality symbol. I bet that place was amazing inside and even though you couldn't photograph it, at least you could experience it.

I'm so glad your Dad is home. Your Mom must be over the moon!

The candlelight tour sounds so beautiful and the weather will be perfect to set the mood. You're right - things have a way of working out even when it seems at first that they're all wonky.

Have a stupendous weekend, Lynn!

Lynn said...

Talon -

They had more big winter floral arrangements inside the house and fruit down in the bottom of the vases. Lemons, etc. Pretty cool.

Mom is over the moon - thank you. :)

You have a stupendous weekend, too!

Blue Bunny said...

i iz sorree I not bin here latly. yoo kno I was tired from my posting wit my jannie my Kelly and that lanse person. butt I sleeped reel good and i ennergized for blogging

and now I goeing off to my part timing jobb in investmint banking. see yoo soon.

glad yor daddy is beter!

and why is I kravings pinappels??

Jannie Funster said...

Well, I bet the Decatur homes will be just as lovely, probably even better than Madison! Wilder beyond compare is my guess.

So glad to hear about your papa getting sprung. I've been thinking about you both.


Riot Kitty said...

It's cold (30) and dry here, but I'll take it over 33 and raining. Wishing a speedy recovery for your dad and a good weekend to you.

Riot Kitty said...

PS The "forbidden photo" reminded me of a story that I can't imagine anyone could read with a straight face.

A few years back, my friend and I went to the Museum of Design, which is a small museum in NYC. One of the exhibits had a bunch of propaganda posters for the military from WWII. One had a cartoon man in uniform holding a condom, and the captain read, "I take one everywhere I take my penis."

We laughed so hard we almost fell over. There was a strict no photo policy, and I even checked the gift shop first to see if I could buy a print, but no dice. I snapped a shot and when the guard came over and found out what we were doing, she started laughing and said, "Go ahead - take a good one!" I will keep that picture as long as I live!

Brian Miller said...

have a great trip!

Lynn said...

Blue Bunny -

Craving pineapple! I can why! Thank you for taking time away from your peeps to come by. :)

Jannie -

I think it will be so. And thank you - my poor parents have been through the wringer this year.

Riot Kitty -

That's what it is supposed to be here tomorrow morning, below freezing and raining. Sounds like a lie-in morning. :)

That is a hysterical story! I'm glad the guard didn't get all officious on you and let you take the picture. And can I say - the advice of that soldier works today too! :)

Brian -

It is good to see you here - thank you.

Cookie said...

Cold and dry, beats cold and wet!
Glad to hear your dad is back home :)

g-man said...

You got it made baby!

LL Cool Joe said...

Great to hear your Dad is at home! Wonderful news!

I'm shocked about the forbidden photo! I never thought you did anything wrong at all!! ;)

G. B. Miller said...

Glad to here that your dad is home and that rehab is coming to him.

Having rehab at home is much better than going to some hospital/therapy center to do it. I think doing it at home would make the person (in this case you dad) feel much more relaxed and motivated.

Hope life is still staying good for you.


Lynn said...

Cookie -

No humidity tonight, so it was cold but not bone chillingly cold.

G-man -

I do got it made!

Joe -

I took the photo and the outside hostess frowned at me - I wondered why and found out when I got inside and pulled out my camera in there. Oh for pete's sake - only a little photo, right? :)

George -

Yes - it is better for everyone - we did not like that rehab facility very much. He was desperately unhappy there. Thank you for your kind wishes.

Snaggle Tooth said...

The photographer rule is - don't ask if you can, just click until asked to stop-
Thanks Talon, for the tidbit of pineapple knowledge-
Good that your father is doing better n home.
Hope the candle lit tour is interesting too!

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

A good rule - sounds like. :)

Meredith said...

Wow, what a holiday display they had, makes you really wonder what the inside is like.

I'm sorry you missed out on your holiday tradition, but am not surprised you're able to see that the rearranged plans turned out better for you :) You have a gift for that, Lynn!

Snaggle Tooth said...

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Lynn said...

Meredith -

Thank you. And congratulations again on your marriage to F!

Snaggle -

Thank you for the award - I will be over in a moment. :)

Kim said...

I follow the snap away until found out rule as well. It's a compliment, no? :)
Candlelight tours/luminarias are awesome, hope you had a great time!! Thanks for your recent blog visit and have a great week!!
Hoping your parents are well, especially your dad..

Lynn said...

Kim -

I always come home from those tours thinking I have too much stuff. The houses all seem so clutter-free. And the I wonder if perhaps someone comes in and stages them. And I like all my clutter really. :)

I hope you have a great week, too!

Blue Bunny said...

thanks yoo. my peeps lets me wandir wit freedim.


Lynn said...

Blue Bunny -

Be careful out there...