December 27, 2018


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.

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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.


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2 Responses to December 27, 2018

  1. Janice Judge says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Things here are hectic.
    We celebrated Christmas Eve with my family with Mass the dinner out then back to moms apt for the kids to exchange presents and see mom.
    Christmas we went to Rob’s brother in laws he is a great cook.

    Moms back is so bad with the pain we have her on the fentanyl patch and medical marijuana.
    When she first got it she od on it and got a rash but it seems to help on a much smaller dose.

    Jenny was having some trouble the baby was very small. Due date is Jan 27 so she has been having to go twice a week to get the baby’s heart rate and blood flow measured. So far so good.
    They will do a measurement and if he has not grown by Jan 4 they will do a c section but she does look a lot bigger to us.

    Take care and sorry about your pain.
    Oh, I forgot to tell you a member of my Addison’s group died a couple of weeks ago.
    We were good friends for 11 years she was only 50 She died of a pulmonary embolism

    Glad all is well with the family.
    Love ya


    • widebertha says:

      Dear Jan,
      So good to hear from you. So sorry to hear about the potential problems with the baby. I will keep Jenny, the baby, and you in my thoughts and prayers. Jan, you will be an absolutely amazing grandma.
      Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your friend from the Addison’s group. It is so hard to lose a friend, especially when the friend is so young.
      Hopefully the meds your mother is on will help her cope with her back pain. Having had back surgery in 1983 I know the horrors of back pain.


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