End of Lise’s Visit

Fun activities continued at the end of daughter Lise’s visit. Former neighbors Connie and Marla met us at Doughboys Pizza. We enjoyed talking until the place closed for the evening.

Connie, Marla, and Lise

We also met for lunch on Marla’s day off. To extend our time, we came home to chat. Sadie sensed that Marla is a dog-lover, so they had their private time together.

Lise and I walked to the creek only on days we didn’t have Sadie with us. She took a selfie and the picture that I call my poodle portrait.

Poodle Portrait

Twice Lise lured me to the water’s edge, down a rocky embankment. She ventured there when she lost a lot of weight, and she continued to enjoy her new freedom of movement. It was exhilarating to share the creek-side experience with her, especially the sound of rushing water. She took a video of me at creek level.

Anne at the creek

A sleep photo seems appropriate for the end of her visit. Lise loved having her head rubbed as she went to sleep. Grandson David could do that and catch up with messages on his phone. And Sadie? She was as happy as could be, curled up between two people she adores.

Lise flew back to Denmark and is now in quarantine after being exposed to the COVID virus at her return. This could be the quietest Christmas season of her life. At least most of the renovations of her flat have been completed, including the installation of the kitchen countertop and a working sink. She will have a Christmas tree delivered to her door, as well as all the food she needs. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Lise!

First Christmasy photo this year – neighbor Logan (11) before going to a school dance.

38 thoughts on “End of Lise’s Visit

  1. The time went by so quickly again, didn’t it? I love the photo of you and Lise, and I must say you are looking great with your new look! I hope LIse’s quarantine passes without event and that you all have a wonderful new year. Logan looks super spiffy!


  2. So beautiful blog written you. So good look looking photo. Lise have a havey bodie. She is healthy, wealthy. Mother & Daughter photo so beautiful look looking. Beautiful Christmas photo. I like. Iam so happy.πŸŒ·πŸ™


      1. Yes, I see the picture most of heavy weight both of you. You & Lise everyday walking excerise. Morning walk is the best excerise. πŸ™


          1. Yes, everyday morning walk & some exercise .Earl morning walk. I get up daily 4.00am. after I go to prayer hall 1& half hour. After go to walk .πŸ™


            1. That is marvelous. Thank you for sharing that with me. I’m going to think of you when I go out to walk, remembering that your day starts much earlier than mine. For a short while after my knee was replaced, I got up at 4:30 to do some exercises before walking and going to work. That didn’t last long! I’m impressed that you do it.

              You are dedicated! If like to know more about prayer hall. Would you write about that?

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              1. Thank you so much. After I share you about my prayer hall. I will be impressed to you 🌷 Where you live? I don’t know your knee replaced.


                1. I live in the United States. I had both knees replaced 10 and 11 years ago. Arthritis made the knees painful, and I could no longer hold them straight or bend them as much as they should. I walked with a cane for over two years, but now I walk as well as I did 20 years ago. I’m very thankful.

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                  1. Omg ! Iam so sorry. Now you self walking. Nice, very good. You so strong. I pray to god you live very well life. God bless you.
                    How old you? How many children have you? I ask you this my knowledge.πŸ™πŸŒ·


                    1. I will be 79 years old on Wednesday. John and I have three children — Lise 53, Kate 50, and John Spencer 42. Kate’s sons are our only grandchildren — David 26 and Nathaniel 21. God has truly blessed us.

                      What family do you have? Can you tell me where you live?

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  3. Ahhh…, Anne, another beautiful and heartwarming post from you and your family and
    friends. I do love the photo of Lise and you by the creek. The film too with sounds of the water
    and your happy voices in the back ground.
    Have a wonderful Christmas all of you. πŸ’•πŸŒ².



  4. Awww … Logan looks so handsome and how lovely there is a dance for them all at such a young age!

    I feel for Lise in quarantine but good at least it is in her flat. What an amazing time for you all together and a terrific selfie of you both! Happy Christmas to you and the family, Anne! xx


  5. That’s a nice mother/daughter photo of you and Lise. How nice you got to spend time with your former neighbors and stay until the place closed for the evening – lots to talk about! I’m sorry to hear that Lise is in quarantine. Well, she can still work I’m guessing as she worked remotely from your house and hopefully she is okay from this COVID encounter. Logan is looking like a little man in this picture and soon he will be talking about girls.


    1. COVID catches many people by surprise. Lise was tested before she could fly back to Denmark, so we know she didn’t have it here. I’ve lost track of the days, but I think she will be free to spend Christmas with a few local friends.

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  6. Hello, Good Morning Anne. I loved hearing your voice. If I don’t get back to visit you before Christmas. Please have a very, very Merry Day. God is so good to have sent us His Son. I am celebrating and joyful. God bless you and your family. PS I am thinking of making a quick ‘audio’ video to say Hello and Merry Christmas to those who visit my blog. See what you’ve done, you are such a good influence.


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