So, it’s been four whole days since I’ve posted or even been to a blog of any kind! These days are flying by, and I just can’t seem to get around to everything anymore. Is it just me, or is anyone else having the same experience?! The older I get, time seems to move quicker, while I seem to move slower.
Let me begin by saying what a wonderful Thanksgiving our family had. For the first time in several years, I did not host the meal. Our daughter took over the hosting responsibilities this year, and I have to tell you, I really enjoyed being “just another guest”. Brandy had everything at her house decorated so pretty, and she made a special children’s table for the kids which they seemed to enjoy. All of the girls really outdid themselves cooking, and the food was delicious. Thanksgiving was one day when Ed and I did not worry about our low-fat, low cholesterol, low sugar diets!
our Thanksgiving host and hostess
the children’s table
still relaxing at our daughter’s house on Thanksgiving night
At the end of our Thanksgiving meal, each family member took turns saying what we were most thankful for in our lives. It was unanimous, everyone was most thankful to still have Ed with us, after his close call, last month. This was our second year of this meaningful tradition, and it’s quickly become my favorite part of Thanksgiving. By the end of the round, there was hardly a dry eye in the house.
On Friday, after Thanksgiving, the weather was too pretty to be cooped up inside, so Ed and I decided to start putting up our outside decorations. (No Black Friday shopping for us!) We spent the afternoon putting garland and lights around our front windows and door. On Saturday, the weather was even nicer than on Friday, so we continued putting Christmas decorations in the yard. (I’d bought a bunch of new outside decorations for 1/2 price, last year!) Thankfully, my back didn’t “go out”, although I did have to take Tylenol pm both nights.
Our son-in-law decorated their yard, on Friday and Saturday, as well. Now, our little corner of the world may look a little bit like Clark Griswold’s house [in Christmas Vacation] but we all love our Christmas lights! Now, if I can just get the inside of the house looking as “festive” as the outside of it!
I’ve spent the past several evenings re-stringing fake popcorn for our tree and, last night, I put it on the tree while I sweated and listened to Christmas music. There’s nothing quite like listening to Let It Snow, and decorating a Christmas tree while the a/c grinds away in the background! Our temperatures nearly reached 80 yesterday!!!
Speaking of Christmas decorations, my hens don’t quite know what to think about the outside decorations. Every time I look, there’s a hen or two walking among the snowmen and Christmas trees. I frequently tell them they, “No, you can not be part of the Christmas decor!”
In other news, Ed and I had a chance to pull baby sitting duty, with grandson, Evan, early Sunday morning. For some reason, our youngest son, Brad, got an abscess on his lower leg, last week. In spite of medical attention, on Wednesday, his leg became so swollen and infected over the weekend, he had to make an emergency trip to the doctor to have the wound opened and drained. As a result, Ed and I spent several hours at their house with Evan. He sure kept us entertained! By the way, I think we had a lot more fun than Brad did, too 😦
Tomorrow is the day our daughter will be having the surgery to remove the basal cell carcinoma from her nose, followed by some plastic surgery to repair her nose. She’s been told to expect to spend the day in the doctors’ offices, so I’m sure it will be a long, exhausting day for her. I’m positive this is NOT the way she’d like to be spending the first day of December.
It looks like the year 2015 is going to keep up the trend of giving our family a hard time, right up until New Year’s Eve. Our latest mishap came, last evening, when we discovered our dishwasher is no longer working–after we filled it with dirty dishes! A new dishwasher is NOT what I wanted “Santa” to bring for Christmas, but it looks like that’s what we’ll be getting. Oh, my! What a year this has turned out to be! On that note, I’ll say… Have a great Monday!