It’s just four more days until Christmas, and I thought I’d post what’s been going on around our house…
First of all, the weather turned cold, so it finally felt like Christmas around here! On Friday and Saturday nights, our overnight temperatures fell below freezing. The bird bath was frozen, on Saturday morning, and the top of our daughter’s house, was white with frost. Unfortunately, the arctic blast was short-lived, and our temperatures will be back into the 70’s by tomorrow. It’s predicted to be 84 on Christmas Day! So much for wearing long-sleeved Christmas p.j.’s.
Ed and I finally finished wrapping the last of our Christmas gifts. We didn’t have many gifts to wrap, so I put it off as the next-to-the-last thing on my “to do” list. It looks nice to finally have a few gifts under our Christmas tree.
The last thing on my “to do” list is to cook for Christmas, something I’m not really looking forward to. It’s not much fun to cook when you’re not supposed to eat most of what you cook. Ah, the joys of growing older–not!
I don’t think I’ve mentioned that Ed went back to the doctor, last week, for a checkup, and discovered his “bad cholesterol” is up from almost two months ago, right after he had his heart attack. We were shocked to hear this, since we’ve both been on the low fat/low cholesterol diet since his heart attack. If his numbers haven’t improved by the next visit, they’ll change his cholesterol medication. (he’s already on a double dose!)
When I last blogged, I’d taken the tape off my face, and was about to have the stitches removed [from where I’d had the plastic surgery performed on my face]. On Thursday, the doctor removed the stitches, but replaced them with some type of “skin adhesive”, then re-taped my face with steri strips. I was a bit sad, but also a bit glad. The steri strips make the scars not so visible, as well as making it easier to wear my glasses, since the “nose piece” of my glasses hits the affected area. The bad part is the constant itching from the tape! I have to leave it on until Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. I’m praying the wounds will look better than they did when this picture was taken, last Wednesday.
We were supposed to attend our two oldest grandson’s birthday parties, this past Saturday night. For the second year in a row, their party was postponed due to illness. The little fellows can’t seem to catch a break around their birthdays! We’ll be celebrating their birthdays on Christmas Eve, instead. Hopefully, everyone will be feeling “fit as a fiddle”, by then.
‘Tis the season for Christmas plays, and three of our “grands” were in plays, last night, at two different churches. Ed and I didn’t attend either play, but enjoyed seeing the pictures of them shared on Facebook, this morning. Social media has perks!
our oldest grandsons
I have fond memories of working with our own children for Christmas plays of the past. Ed helped create some elaborate sets, back in the day. The one I remember most was a giant replica of a box of “Alpha-Bits” cereal.
Speaking of social media, after all this time, Ed finally signed up for a Facebook account! Wonders never cease. He says he wanted to look at “on-line yard sales”, but, actually, I think he just got curious about all of the things the rest of us were talking about. Anyway, my husband, of 43 years, is now my friend on Facebook 🙂
That’s about it for what’s been going on around our house, just four days before Christmas. I’m going to try to post one more time, before Christmas, but in case I don’t, I’ll take this opportunity to wish everyone…