Monday, April 19, 2010

photo a week....

Odd, strange or funny....that's this week's theme.  Welllll .... that could be me!  hahahha...but, nope, not a pic of me today...

I call this my Russian.  He just looks like some pics of Russians I have seen...as a matter of fact, he looks kind of like a Russian I knew.  A bit scary, but very nice really.... a blind date once upon a time in my other life.

This guy I bought 30+ years ago... not the date, the mug! I used it for coffee quite regularly.  Then, for some reason... I began using another little mug I had and this one got relegated to "display" status.  Now...I only use it occasionally.... but, always with a smile when I look at this face......







































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We're back and trying to get back into the swing of things.  Funny how only a week away can totally  mess with your head.  Using another kitchen for a week makes it seem odd to be back in my own.  Passwords elude me.... phone calls must be made... laundry to do, tax stuff to pick up and organize... whew.... need a nap already.

Mr. BV's Dad is organized too... he's moved into the rehab area of the hospital..and has now begun therapy on three different fronts and although he has no speech yet... is now able to print his name and address ..which he couldn't do a few days ago.  He just doodled with the pencil the first time they tried it.  This time he can actually make letters... huge progress from my perspective...

He is walking ... albeit a bit weaker on the right side... but, hey... he is moving!  It's a good sign.

10 comments:

Serena said...

Glad to hear you're back, safe and sound, and that your FIL is making promising progress.

I LOVE pottery mugs and your Russian is no exception! Quite a character!

I had no clue what to do for this week's theme but, your Russian, and the odd coincidence that something was placed in front of my eyes just half an hour ago has given me the perfect subject. I will photograph it and post tomorrow. :)

Maria said...

That´s quite a goofy looking mug! I hope the guy you dated, many moons ago, didn´t look like that lol, eheheh!
I´m glad to hear that Mr. BV´s dad is recovering nicely. Give him our best. Miss ya!

Leslie said...

Hi, glad your father in law is doing better! That mug is hilarious!

frayedattheedge said...

I love your mug!! Glad your FIL is making progress.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

GASP! I want to drink coffee out of a mug like that!

It does sound like it's wonderful progress he's making! If the writing comes before the speech at least he'll be able to communicate!

Jennifer Rose said...

what a great looking mug :D i thought Italian looking at first, but now I see it being Russian

Elena said...

What a hilarious mug! And such great news about Mr.BV's dad. He sounds like a strong willed man to make great strides so quickly. Glad you're back!

MaryO said...

I'm so glad to hear good news about your father-in-law! Strokes can be so devastating, but they've made great strides in treatment now. Hope he continues to improve.
Love your mug. I have one with a dragon handle that I enjoy looking at, but I don't use it anymore. I put pencils in it on my work table.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Good to hear you are home safe and sound and that Mr BV's papa is doing well. Hugs, x

Sandy said...

Ahh great mug, he makes me smile. Glad to read your FIL is improving.