What a blessing it has been having my mom, Nonna…Pina Petruccelli visit our farm. When I say how much I love her, I really mean it. She is amazing and a great example to all of us. She can work circles around anyone! At 75, you would never know she wasn’t 50 by her pep. I’ve been thinking about how valuable grandparents are to the family unit and feeling sad that all the love, help and support is going to end in a couple of weeks. I feel like crying but instead…….I’m going to enjoy every last-minute of her trip to Minnesota.
It must have been nice in the good old days having grandparents living with a family unit. Think of all the help, wisdom and much appreciated advice a grandparent can give. I love having her around my children and also the Italian way she interacts with the family. What a great opportunity for us all. Mind you, it helps when your husband just happens to love his mother-in-law. This means she can come whenever she wants and stay as long as she pleases. Too bad we have to share her with my family back East!
Time is flying by quickly and we have been busy putting up our garden produce. The crops are good this year and the slight frost we had a week ago missed my garden. In fact, we picked a large load of zucchini this morning. The apples are a bumper crop. We had a wonderful crop of taters and as you can imagine taters are on the menu plenty! Anyhow, it has been a big help having my mom here. Especially since Silvana is out in North Dakota for a few more weeks working at the Duppong’s. Then Marisa was away at an Organic Vet Workshop recently. Not to worry though cuz when the sun is out Maggie will work double time in the garden to soak up a tan!
If you have a Nonna or grandmother why not tell her how much you love her today? Ma, you make me laugh out loud and you make me happy always. You are the best, most helpful, wonderful, FUN, loving, kind, understanding mom in the world! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Back to work we go, for now !