Linking up with Anne in Residence for the May edition of her Currently series. Anne’s Currently posts always go live on the first Wednesday of the month. Or, in my case, recent Currently posts have gone live a few days later. April’s Currently post was also fashionably late. Don’t think I hardly turned my computer on while I was in Kentucky. Now that I’m home, I’m scrambling to get back in the saddle again.
Today’s post is all about what we we’re currently: admiring, borrowing, finishing, playing and remembering. And before you go, be sure to enter the Mother’s Day Give-Away for a chance to win You’re welcome!!
Funny thing about this series. When I first see the prompts each month, I panic thinking I have nothing to write for any of the words. As I start writing, though, I begin to think of the ways the prompts relate to my current life.
…my mom. In previous posts, I have shared some of the physical and mental health difficulties we have faced with my 92 year-old mom. Since 2011, she has been committed to psychiatric facilities 3 times for attempted suicide by overdose twice and most recently, suicidal ideations in December.
In the last 6 months, mom has developed several significant physical health issues – faulty heart valve, pulmonary fibrosis, an abdominal abscess, a systemic blood infection, macular degeneration that has her almost blind, a fractured T-10 vertebra, recurring UTIs, and most recently, extensive blood clots in her left leg.
Yet, she keeps getting up every morning, gets dressed, brushes her teeth, her hair and puts on her ‘face’ (lipstick). Mom is loved by everyone she meets – health care providers, her many friends at Lafayette Senior Living Complex and all of the staff there. She calls all of the residents at Lafayette by name and is quick to share a joke with everyone. I admire her resilience so much and miss being with her every time I come home from Kentucky.
…this Instapot carnitas recipe from my sister Valerie. Took less than an hour to prepare and cook. I used a pork loin and cut the recipe in half. Delicious!
…the spring cleaning upstairs. Already cleaned our master bedroom, bath, closet and my loft. Next up, Cady and Lucia’s guest bedroom.
…Bingo. With mom and her friends 3 times during my visit. Didn’t bingo once. But get more pleasure from watching all of my mom’s darling nonagenarian friends win. The gal who calls the numbers makes up different versions of the standard game to keep us on our toes. Sometimes we have to make a cross or an x in order to bingo. Other times, we have to cover all of the squares. This was my board for one of those games and I still couldn’t win!
…who’s who in the “Game of Thrones”. Anyone else have trouble remembering everyone’s name, back story and list of sexual partners? Doesn’t help that they all have more than one name or several titles. For example, Khaleesi = Daenerys Targaryen. Or Jon Snow, who we have just learned was born Aegon Targaryen. And Lord Petyr Baelish, nicknamed Littlefinger, whose title was the Master of Coin.
Then that whole last episode was practically filmed in total darkness. I couldn’t tell the wights from White Walkers. Anyone else? And what’s an ‘unsullied’?
Mother’s Day Giveaway
Now on to the giveaway! Because I was unable to blog in Kentucky, I’m a little late sharing the details of this giveaway with you. Tammy at My Life Abundant is the mastermind each year behind these Mother’s Day Giveaways. This year, we are giving away gift cards to 3 lucky winners. A little self-love for 3 lucky ladies!!
Please read below to find out how you can enter for a chance to win.
We are so excited to be giving away $410 in gift cards for Mother’s Day to 3 lucky readers. The giveaway will run from April 26th – May 10th.
The prizes are:
- 1 – $200 gift card
- 1 – $105 gift card
- 1 – $105 gift card
Each winner will choose the gift card you want. Please choose a gift card which comes from an online store and can be paid by US dollars. EX: Amazon, Target, Walmart, Macy’s, Kohls, etc. You may ask for more than one gift card but must add up to your prize amount.
Now its time to meet our co-hosts who have made this giveaway possible.
Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom | Mary at Real Girl’s Realm | Dana at Create To Donate | Marie at The Inspiration Vault | Debi at Life Currents | Meredith at The Mom of the Year by Meredith Spidel | Audrey at That Recipe and Munofore | Tammy at Creative K Kids | Kellyann at This Blonde’s Shopping Bag | Michelle at Our Crafty Mom | Leslie at Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After | Kristin at White Arrows Home | Penny at Penny’s Passion | Mary at Dine Dream Discover | Trish at By Trish Sutton | Lisa at Coast to Coast | Janelle at Num’s the Word | Tara at Noshing With The Nolands | Emily at Domestic Deadline | Linda at A Labour of Life | Gladys at Moms to Grandmas | Habiba at Craftify My Love | Sinea at Ducks ‘n a Row | Nancy at Nancy On The Home Front | Heather at The Super Mom Life | Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style | Terri at Our Good Life | Beverly at Eclectic Red Barn | Tammy at My Life Abundant
Please stop by and say hi to these wonderful co-hosts and their blogs.
The giveaway will end midnight on Friday, May 11th, a few days before Mother’s Day. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email claiming their prize. If we don’t hear in 48 hours, we will choose another winner. The giveaway is open to anyone over 18 years of age and able to receive e-gift cards from the U.S.
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Good luck to everyone who enters.
How would you respond to the prompts for this month’s edition of Current? Hope you will share in a comment below. Then be sure to visit Anne for her responses, here.
Enjoy a peaceful Sunday, friends. Thank you for hanging around, even when I am MIA for awhile.
Hugs and kisses,