I went back to Illinois in December for my annual holiday season visit with my Mom. Back to my hometown of Lombard. No snow this time, in fact, the weather was unseasonably warm. We were busy the whole time getting lots of things done, tech wise. Computers, wi-fi, and HD-DVR TV. Working with Comcast was rather taxing to say the least, encompassing two days … but all is well now and way better than before. Now my Mom is learning to program her DVR.
Also I got the opportunity to take my Mom shopping for clothes for her Xmas present and we had a ball. As a side note, I loved the fact we saved over $200 by “smart shopping”. Foodwise, I cooked her spaghetti dinner, based on Kate’s famous recipe, and I had my fill of Portillos Italian beefs and Pizza. What I missed was a great Chicago Hot Dog. Oh well, next time.
Lilac Park had fired up their Xmas lighting that weekend so we took a stroll thru the park after the crowds had left and it was absolutely incredible. What an amazing job they do lighting that park. It’s impossible to capture in film but at least you can get an idea. Only about ten months after her hip replacement my Mom gets around perfectly. She zipped around the park and the stores with her cane rarely even touching the ground. And she’s in such great spirits. Healthy in mind and body. Amazing at age 91. A real inspiration. I am so blessed to have her and I love her dearly. I can’t wait to see her again in the spring.