We woke up yesterday morning, not to Christmas Bells but to ANTS!!! In the hall bathroom! Boy we have had our share of ants this year. We've seen a lot of rain, so far and after many years of drought, they are being flooded out. I find ants to be fascinating, just don't want them in my house.
I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas, however way you celebrate it. We had a nice time - Only Jeanne didn't make it - relapse of previous pneumonia. She was just checked out of the hospital on Monday. I did see her this morning, when we went to help hand out gifts to the Veterans. She was still very tired. Bless her heart.
|new pillow for lounging, a tricky bowl for eating and some peanut butter for dogs|
I always forget to take pictures of the family. I get so involved with the festivities - I did this at Thanksgiving too. I need to tie a red ribbon on my finger next year. I did get pictures of the dog, after wards - and the tree and decorations before, because no one is here.
All the food came out great -and even after I sent the kids home with food, we still have leftovers! (I love leftovers)
All in all, it was good. I am always happy when it is over. That BIG push, after Thanksgiving is fun but gets a bit too much and I always try not to get caught in it. Because I felt so good this Christmas, I did more than, I usually do. I woke up with one finger swollen, red and it was stiff. Sweetie said it was arthritis and sure enough when I woke up this morning, my whole hand was swollen and stiff. And here I was, to help the veterans open their presents. I could barely untie a bow! That was a FIRST. As the day wore on, so did the swelling and stiffness.
The carpet comes on Friday, the 30th. We have to paint the master bedroom. I am NOT looking forward to this but I am determined to not flake out - like I have done in the past. It will get done!
Okay, whose ready to get this year over with?