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Loudon is very much in the spirit of Christmas these days. He will go through the house with his sack looking for presents to give everyone. He gave me his dirty socks. Ummmm, thanks!
I have been absent for much of December is seems. I have been ill again. Bronchitis again with a nasty sinus infection. Both eyes and ears were infected, causing my eardrums to both rupture. My balance has been greatly affected and I look like a drunken sailor lurching about trying to get from point A to point B in the most haphazard method. I am relating to poor little Frisky quite well, and if my ears don't clear up soon everyone will start calling me Sidewinder II. My eyes were swollen shut with pink eye, leaving me almost totally blind. What a sight I must have been lurching about running into walls because I couldn't see them. Not able to read or listen to TV or music has made me a very cranky Grammy. All I could do was lie in bed and think about all the things that I needed to get done for Christmas. This has been such an unusual holiday season. I have been making my lists and unchecking them. I have not sent out Christmas cards this year--a first in 30 years! Holiday baking and candy making--uncheck. Gifts for family, friends, and service providers--uncheck. Hubby has been wonderful taking care of me. Driving me to the doctor, making sure anything I needed was there. Buying presents for the grandchildren--really the only ones that can't be forgotten. Daughters have taken over the planning and cooking for the holidays. They will be coming over early Christmas morning to begin preparations for our feast. Everything else has been scaled back, and I am wondering if this isn't a good thing. I have always felt that family and friends were the most important thing--but I am getting that lesson first hand. It is so much easier to do for others, but infinitely harder to let everyone do EVERYTHING for you!
To add insult to injury. My computers were both hijacked two weeks ago. A quick trip to the 'puter doctor and hundreds of dollars later I am here to tell you--backup your photos! I lost everything on my laptop and that is where I kept most of my pictures. Thankfully, I have found most of them on two different websites that I use for photos. My son has promised to look at my computer and see if he can't recover them. I always meant to back them up--I knew I needed to, I just kept putting it off. I am here to tell you, don't wait if you haven't either--do it today!
Things are looking up! Even though I still can't hear, I can see again, and the room only spins occasionally now. I don't have to cook or clean up for Christmas, and Mom will be coming at noon on Christmas day to spend a good portion of the winter with us. I have three very attentive nursemaids. Bo must be forced to leave my side to go potty and eat. Although the cats, Tucker and Keifer aren't quite that faithful. at least one and often both are either draped across my feet or stretched lengthwise down my body keeping me warm and cozy.
I do hope that this Christmas finds you with the time to reflect on all the blessings in your life, and that you, as I, find your cup overflowing.
Jenny AKA Morning Glories in Round Rock