Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Lovely Weekend

My weekend has just been perfect.  Do you ever have a few days where everything just feels right?  Besides the fact I had to take Mr. 20 year old to the airport on Friday at 9:00 AM after his very short 38 hour trip home, the holiday weekend has been lovely.  The weather, perfect. The decorating is almost done, perfect.  Going to bed early and sleeping in, perfect.  Oh and we have had my little buddy visiting.  Do you remember him? 

 
He came for the entire weekend, to give his medical foster parents a bit of respite.  He loves it here, it is like going to the fun factory.  He had so much attention and playtime with everyone.

  
Even Max had a good time, well most of the time that is.  We took him home today and I have to say my house is awfully quiet.  All the toys have been put away, all the cars and trucks that my sons used to play with are back in the playroom closet upstairs, waiting patiently to be played with again.
  
He is getting bigger and doing so much more all the time, thanks to many, many therapists and the loving care of his medical foster parents.


I finished one more cup cozy for a knitting friend.  I think she is going to love it.  I am almost finished with the Ohio State scarves, and then I will be moving onto the crochet shawl I have to make for a friend.  

  I have lots of shopping to do, lots of wrapping and shipping, but I am on my way to being at least hopeful that I won't be a wreck come Christmas day.
 

Max had a great weekend too.  He saw his oldest brother who he really misses, he spent time with Aunts, and Grandparents and he had a little one who was dropping food off of his high chair, sounds perfect to me.

Hope your weekend was perfect.

41 comments:

Acorn to Oak said...

It does sound like a lovely weekend! I like your latest cup cozy. I think it's my favorite so far. I love the flower. :-)

kathy b said...

So good that your son has a great time at home; you are so sweet to give that family a respite too

You are doing great on your gifts!

Mrs. Micawber said...

Wow, are you organised or what! I am glad Little Guy was able to spend the weekend with you - he looks like such a sweetie. And Max survived!

I really like the buttons you've been using on your cup cosies too. :)

Shari LeBlanc said...

Sounds like you did have the perfect weekend. My little guy sure is growing, he is so sweet and I know you enjoy his visits just about as much as he does. I have had a pretty good weekend myself. We finally got our tree decorated and we did a little shopping but still have much more to do. Sounds like you got a real good jump on most of your Holiday shopping it makes me feel as if I need to get into high gear!
Hugs, Shari

RedSetter said...

Thank you so much Meredith for your comments and prayers for those involved in the crash.

I am so glad you had a lovely holiday, even if it was a short on with your son. What a little sweetie the baby is and that is a lovely pic with Max thro' the glass. Babies and dogs are a great combo esp if the wee one was dropping food morsels. You have obviously spoilt him rotten and that is why he is tuckered out in his little 'baby prison'. Oh to sleep like a baby, eh?

Love the mug cosy and seriously hope you made it sitting down and were not wandering around like Lady Macbeth with a crochet hook again!

Clare said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend, the new mug cosy is really sweet.
Clare x

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh Mere, you're such a delight and so generous and loving! I wish you lived next door.. but then you wouldn't have a pool.. I guess I need to move next door to you!

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Joy said...

So important and lovely that you can have the little fella and spoil him while his 'fosters' have a wee rest. You are wonderful Meredith!
Your new mug cosy looks fantastic - I'm still busy with mine and so enjoying them, thank you my friend!
Max looks happy to have the little fella around - he's good company for him too - for a wee while!
I'm happy to hear you had such a lovely weekend, and I hope your week gets better and better!
Warm hugs, Joy xo

Pradeepa said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! The mug cozy is beautiful. I love that huge button.

Dee said...

Awwwww...the picture with the droopy drawers is adorable. What a sweet little boy.

Glad you had a good visit with Mr. 20. Mr. Almost-31 was here for Thanksgiving. Made the day just that much more perfect.

WildflowerWool said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Awww so glad your little buddy came to visit. I know he always fills your house with much joy.

Max is so sweet, I can tell he loves the little buddy, too.

Hugs sweet friend

Teresa said...

It sounds like you have had some perfect days! Perfect and busy! That little guy is such a doll. It looks like he was crawling out of his jeans. lol.
I am so glad that you had these days with family, friends and a sweet little guy.

Babajeza said...

You can do it! :-) The mug cosy is beautiful. Have a nice week. Hugs to you. Regula

Taciana Simmons said...

Ohh, it's so nice to see your little buddy again. I also work with foster paper ts and families. I'm an adoption and foster care worker for the state and see the kids everyday but I don't get to have them when I come home. It's sucha hard job for the foster parents and I'm so glad you get to give them a break so they can recharge. That is wonderful my dear friend, but we all know already how wonderful you are. I'm glad you had such a wonderful weekend. :)

Faith said...

I love those times when everything works together and you stop for a minute to realise how great it all is and how thankful you are. Sounds like you had one of those!
Love your cosies, they are such lovely gifts....I am stitching at the moment, but itching to finish as there so much other stuff I want to do!

gaia said...

Sounds like a perfect week-end, indeed! :)

Gracie Saylor said...

I hope the joy you had this past weekend flows into your coming work week, Meredith! I enjoyed seeing your little buddy again, and Max, and I especially like your beautiful little cup cozy! Love with hugs from,
Gracie :)

Rose Red said...

Awww, your little buddy isn't so little any more! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend.

Hannapat said...

It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful weekend and how good to give the Foster parents a little break. It must be wonderful for you to spend time with him and I am sure the house must have been so quiet after he left. I am sending you a hug. I love your new addition to your mug cosies, very lovely indeed. Hope you have a lovely week xoxo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

It certainly does sound like you had a perfectly wonderful weekend. I'm glad your little Buddy didn't stress Max out too much. :) Seems you are on a roll with gifts. I've done not a thing. Glad you had a visit, albeit quick. My son was in Denver with a Kuwaiti friend who flew in to meet him there. They both went back to their respective universities yesterday. And Yusef will arrive here in 15 days. Yikes! Time is flying! Have a good week. Tammy

Lynne said...

Glad you had a good weekend! My son was home from Uni for 5 days and I feel as though I barely saw him. Did you say your Christmas decorating is almost done? Wow, you're good! Sounds like your hook is flying too. What is the green yarn you used for the cozy? I like that color.

Bridget said...

So happy to hear that your weekend was a good one! It sounds pretty near to perfect.

Max is probably tired today ... ;-)

linda said...

Sounds like a prefect weekend Meredith, so glad you had a relaxing time after the worries of the past few weeks, your little buddy looks so cute it was so good of you to look after him,I do miss playing with little one's they make every occasion that bit more special. Lovely mug cosy you are doing so well with your gifts. Glad Max had a good weekend too sending him a big hug from me.:)

moonstruckcreations said...

What a perfect weekend, sounds lovely.

Helenxx

moonstruckcreations said...

What a perfect weekend, sounds lovely.

Helenxx

Susanne said...

What you described was a perfect weekend, how lovely. I am sure it ended with a sigh of relief that all went well and all had a completely enjoyable time. Your cup cozy is so cute. The little guy you care for from time to time is a sleeping angel. Your dog Max is a huggable, lovable friend and I'm so glad that your weekend was good.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Betsy said...

I can hear the contentment oozing from your post Meredith. Your little guys is so very blessed to have a home like yours to come home to when he needs a place. And lucky boy Max to have food dropping from the sky. Chloe had that this weekend too from little Miss Piper! :-)
Have a wonderful week my friend.
Blessings,
Betsy

Toni said...

Aw, sounds like you had a wonderful holiday weekend! Yay!!!

CJ said...

Lovely images Meredith. The one of the little man sleeping is beautiful. How I love when they take naps, tired out from all that playing. Hope you have a really good week.

Jennifer said...

A lovely weekend, for sure. I'm glad you got to have your sons with you for the weekend, you must have been thrilled. Your little buddy looks like such a sweetheart, how nice to have a little one around for a holiday. Hope you have a good week. :)

ColourMeCrochet said...

What a lovely weekend, isn't it great when everything seems to go just right and feels good.
Your little buddy looks to be such a cutie.
Hugs to you
Sally xxx

Kristen said...

That does sound perfect! Gorgeous portrait of Max, too. :)

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

What a delight the time spent with you and Max must be to that little one.

And I love the newest tea cosy...so cute.

Jen

millefeuilles said...

Isn't it wonderful when you get treated to a few perfect days? I bet you felt really grateful for that, right? Max is so handsome and I can imagine how happy the Little Guy was to spend time in your loving home. Lucky boy! And lucky Max for getting the highchair scraps too!

Stephanie

Delia Ryder said...

aahhh your little buddy is such a sweet heart its lovely that he can come to you for a weekend its like he has a second family with extra love and play time. Max looks as adorable as ever. So glad you had a lovely weekend, dee x

Cari said...

So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Seeing your son for only 38 hours is certainly better than only 37 hours !!

Take care and enjoy the holiday season. As for myself….I WILL !!

Hugs dear friend,
Cari

Lizzie Bowlin said...

What a sweet little guy, glad to hear he is doing better. Fills the home with lots of love!

The cosy is adorable and Max too. I imagine it was nice to have Mr. 38 hours around.

Deb said...

Such a lovely post Meredith.
Archer loves visits from grandbabies knowing that there will be lots of dropped from high chair treats coming his way :-) Your 'little one' is adorable ~ how wonderful to have him for sleepovers ♥

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Glad you had such a wonderful weekend!! It does the heart good to hug your Baby (20 yr. old) and so wonderfully kind to take care of your visiting buddy!! Thank goodness you had extra hands to help you!!
Sweet Max - bet he also enjoyed all the extra hands!!

Beth P said...

Hey my friend! Hmmm, for some reason I have not been getting updates on your posts. Blogger seems to not like ME at the moment, giving me a hard time with sizing photos, getting updates on posts from friends... sheesh!
Love the OSU scarves... I told you I went to OSU when I was working on my PhD didn't I? That was in that other life when I was married to Mr. Med Student who was also going to OSU for his MD.
Seems like lifetimes ago...
Sounds like you have the holidays under control... just keep taking deep breaths and telling yourself, "I can do this, I can do this..." once you get the mantra down it'll be Christmas and you will indeed have made it through! :D
Hugs my sweet blogging sister,
Beth