Thursday, November 4, 2010

Missing Mom?

You haven't seen Mom in a while, so I figured you'd enjoy this shot of her on Halloween, in all her glory!
 

(If there was any doubt where I get my Halloween spirit, that should now be put to rest! :)

Even after all of her Halloween excitement, Mom kept her regular commitment to volunteer at her local election headquarters on Tuesday. In fact, I'd wager to say that my 81-year-old mother worked harder on Tuesday than anyone half her age, manning the polls from 6:30am until she arrived home at 9pm! I had called to see how it went, but she was so tired, she went right to bed without returning my call.  Today (Wednesday) she told me they had an incredible turnout (which will come as no surprise, I'm sure), and she and her fellow volunteers didn't get a break all day! She was excited to tell me about it.

"We were so busy! Yahoo!!" [what a cutie pie!]

Mom said she was so tired today that she didn't get out of her pajamas "until noon!" Then, she just lazed around with "Jimmy Cat."

I'd say she's entitled, wouldn't you?


28 comments:

  1. Fabulous Halloween spirit. Love it!

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  2. It just goes to show that you're never too old to be a kid. God bless her for volunteering for a very worthwhile event. She deserves to lounge around.

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  3. Your mom is amazing (which I'm sure you already know hhaha)! I think if I'd worked that long at the polls I'd probably have stayed in my pajamas all day, not just til noon ;)

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  4. Your mom is a Super Senior! That is just wonderful that she has that much energy to be able to work those long hours--don't think I could! Not without breaks. Love that she spent the next day recuperating with her cat.

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  5. That is so incredible! Manning the polls looks like tedious work; what a long day!

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  6. I'd like to stay in my pajamas all day just reading about your mom's day at the polls!

    'Lucy'

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  7. Your Mom is awesome......seriously can I keep her!

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  8. I love your momma!!! I want her spunkiness! :)

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  9. She is awesome! And I LOVE her Halloween outfit!

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  10. Ohhhh Mama I've missed you!!!!

    She looks fantastic Mrs. 4444's! I love how she's decked both her lovely self and her house out!

    That Mama...she sure has 'spunk'!!!
    I just adore her :o)

    God bless and thanks so much for bringin' mama back!

    Have a terrific day sweetie!

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  11. One of our older neighbors works the polls every year- that 6 a.m. and all day until they close shift. I was there close to end of day on Tuesday and I could tell she was tired but I could also tell she really enjoyed her job!

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  12. Your Mom is so much fun! I love her outfit. Reminds me of my mom... :)

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  14. She is just adorable. I love your mom and all her spunk!

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  15. Your mom sets a high mark for the rest of us to strive to reach when we are her age.

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  16. That lady does the name Elsie proud!

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  17. Your Mom really is awesome. That picture just made me giggle...she looks like she's having such a good time!!

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  18. You see that's exactly how I want to be in my 80's - great photo!

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  19. Everybody up there is right. Elsie is the Wonder Woman of Octogenarians, and she's no cranky pants like that scroogy Maxine. She looks cheerful and willing to take on everything---something like Mrs 4444.

    A fine role model for someone like me.

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  20. I adore your mother! I wish I could know her (and you) in person. You both rock!!

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  21. YOUR mom is adorable. MY mom dresses similar...like everyday in real life. Not just for Halloween.

    Pray for me.

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  22. Love it! I think I might need to get my mom a little more involved on my blog... I guess I will just have to post up are movie dates!

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  23. sounds like she is really enjoying life. Also good to be doing something you enjoy and getting good feedback on.
    all the best.

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  24. Good for her!! That's pretty awesome. Like her Halloween costume!

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  25. She is just so cute!!

    I love that she works at the election headquarters. That is so awesome.

    Your mom is awesome!

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