Here hoping you all had a Very Merry Christmas and that the coming New Year will be filled with much joy, good health, and many blessings. At the beginning of December, I began decorating the house for Christmas and actually managed to meet my goals. In case anyone is interested here are some pictures of my accomplishments.
December 17th, 18th, and 19th were really tough days. Thanks to the constant change of the barometric pressure during those three days my pain levels went through the roof. At times like this one has to wonder at the extreme cruelty of the “know it alls” who have decided that people who have severe pain issues do not deserve pain medication. I was so worried that the pain would remain so debilitating through the upcoming holidays. Thankfully the weather changed yet again and the pain levels slowly decreased to levels that I could cope with. Mind you, to cope I take pain medications. If I did not have these medications I would not get out of bed in the morning. Each time I get my pain medication renewed I wonder if this will be the last time.
We celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve this year. There were six of us; my daughter and her partner, our grandson and his partner and Peter and I. First Choice on Main prepared our Christmas dinner and it was absolutely delicious. My husband picked up the meal, which was piping hot, a half hour before we planned to eat. The meal consisted of turkey, gravy, meatballs, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, cole slaw, cranberry sauce, buns, and even the butter. If you are interested in calling Sharon about home-cooked meals to go send me a message. After supper, we opened gifts and spent the evening hanging out together. Everyone spent the night and in the morning we had brunch before they left.
December 26th Peter’s brother and his wife invited us for supper. As always, the meal Ken prepared was delicious. We spent a relaxing evening catching up with events in each of our lives.
The three days that I was laid up earlier this month I spent most of my time reading to try to keep my mind off of the mind-numbing pain. The books I read are “The Motive” by John Lescroart, “The Pure in Heart” by Susan Hill, and “Sanctuary” by Faye Kellerman. I also just finished reading “Wild Fire” by Ann Cleeves, the final book in her Shetland Series. So sorry that there will be no more books in this series.
In closing, I wish you all a New Year filled with much happiness, good health, and many blessings.