The Days Are Getting Busier

Some of our roses from 2009

Yesterday was a beautiful day here in the Glade — the sky was blue and the temperatures were warm.  It was a great day for working out in the yard, which both Betsy and I did in the afternoon.  I’ve got about half of our roses uncovered and trimmed back and I’m happy to report that they all look pretty good so far.  Since I spent so much time working outside today on the roses, I’m sharing a few more from last year in the collage above.

Today (Thursday) Betsy and I are heading over to Hendersonville to help out my parents.  Although they  seem to be fine when we talk to them on the phone, each time we are with them it becomes more obvious that they are quickly reaching the point where they need more than long-distance help.  But it is one thing for us to see that and a completely different thing for them to agree.

We greatly admire their desire to remain independent, but both my sister and I wish we could get them to accept more help.  Until then we will continue to do the best we can to look after them.

We’ll be gone all day today, so I’m going to be even further behind visiting your sites.  But I promise I will get caught up — one of these days!

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12 Responses to “The Days Are Getting Busier”

  1. Becky Says:

    Have a wonderful trip!!! Can’t wait for the roses this year!!!

  2. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Have a good trip. It is indeed very difficult to help older parents make the right decision.

  3. Karin Says:

    Anytime is roses time!! Love seeing all the beautiful pictures and how all your hard work pays off! No worries about being behind on blog reading! How does that saying go, “The sooner you fall behind the more time you’ll have to catch up.” Have a great April 1st.

  4. MaryBeth Says:

    Have a nice visit with your folks. My Mother is ready to move closer to me. she has her house for sale–but nothing is selling right now and she won’t lower her price. So we will see what will happen.

    Ilove orangy colored roses. Yours are beautiful.

    Take care. MB

  5. Rose Says:

    Love the collage. Your parents are very blessed to have lived independently as long as they have…I don’t know anything to say to help you deal with getting them to accept more help.

  6. Carletta Says:

    It’s been really beautiful here too George. If I didn’t have this knee injury I’d be outside working too.
    Hope you have safe travels today and hope you find your parents doing well.
    Your collage is beautiful.

  7. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Another lovely collage. I like the Medallion the best, but I really love your shot of the whole rose garden, so I can get an idea of how it looks in your yard. It is a lovely day for a trip (at least it is HERE) and I hope you find your mom and dad well. It’s a hard thing, I know. BecauseI’ve gone through it with my grandmother, who had Alzheimer’s. I also went through a heartbreaking time with my mom , who had cancer.

  8. Tricia Says:

    very very pretty, George – It’s so nice here today too! Ya’ll’s hens & chicks are lookin good too, I saw em from Betsy’s blog!

  9. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Once again,the roses are gorgeous.It is fun to uncover those beds.Jake and I did a bit of that ourselves,yesterday. I hope your parents will be well taken care of,wherever they are.
    Blessings,Ruth

  10. Cheryl Says:

    Glorious photos of roses! Glad you have found they weathered ok. Have a safe trip to visit your folks. Hope you find them well. Take care.

  11. Happyone Says:

    It sure doesn’t take long to get behind on blog reading. I’m a bit behind myself.

  12. Lola Says:

    Hope you enjoyed your trip & I hope you found your parents doing well. Bless them. I admire their independence. Bless you for your continued care of them in that independence.

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