Good evening everyone!!! I'm going to just ramble on for a bit since I can't remember everyone and everything that everyone posts like so many of you can ~ I'll do my best though!
MB, I am so happy to see your post ~ we were all so worried about you. I imagine that all of the work that you did in preparing for Christmas wore you out to the point that you were more susceptible to the pneumonia. I loved seeing the pictures of your decorations ~ everything looked so beautiful. Please rest and do not worry about doing anything but getting better. I'm so glad that you are having your niece stay with you!
C&C, I'm so glad that Chris agreed to go to the ER! Not that a kidney stone isn't awful to have, I'm just so relieved that it wasn't something worse. I kept logging on to see if you had posted Cindy and when you hadn't, I was so worried. When you posted late that one night, I was so relieved that he was in the hospital ~ not glad he was there but relieved to know that he was being treated. As Crunch mentioned, could a home health nurse come to your house so that you guys won't have to make the daily trip for his infusions? Please take care of yourself too, Cindy ~ don't wear yourself out by trying to do everything ~ nothing is going anywhere and unfortunately it will all still be there when Chris is back on his feet but now is the time to just slow down and take one day at a time!
Holly, as I mentioned earlier when we talked, I feel so bad for you! You are so strong willed and have such determination, I just know that you will overcome this. I can't imagine the frustration of waiting for Dr. appointments and approvals for procedures and appointments that are unproductive and a waste of time for you. The constant pain has to be so wearing on you, both mentally and physically as well. I love your positive outlook on coming to Mexico ~ you know that we will all be there to assist you in any way that we can!
Crunch and Thomas, how awful that your trip to San Diego ended with the horrid flight cancellations! I loved your pictures ~ the weather looked perfect and you two looked like you were having a fun time! Crunch, I hope that you will have relief soon from your horrid back pain. Are you still planning on surgery and have you set a date yet? I think of your father often and I'm hoping so very much that he will ease into his AL facility in time ~ the sooner the better for you. It's so hard for me when I read your posts about the effect that this is having on you. I know the toll that it takes ~ I feel and look like I aged 15 years during the last four years but I wouldn't take a moment of it back. There were times that I just wanted to walk away from it all but in the end, I'm so glad that I didn't.
I'm so afraid of losing this post like so many of you talk about happening so I will post this for now ~ it's dinner time anyway! I promise I will finish before I go to bed!!!
I'm back ~ what on earth did I do to make it such a long blank page??? Lordy, as much as I ramble, I don't think I will be able to fill in the whole space, at least not before I go to bed! I tried to delete it but couldn't, sorry!!!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's Eve and day. I loved seeing the pictures of everyone's decorations and the family gatherings. I also love seeing the snow pictures ~ I know that it must be just miserable to live with it and deal with it but it looks just gorgeous to those of us who never see it unless we go up to the mountains.
Jamie, have you looked on Amazon for long undies? They usually carry just about all brands and what's nice is you can narrow it down by price and see exactly what the fabric content is as well. I like being able to read "real" people's reviews on items rather than just the product's sales pitch. How sweet to get Christmas flowers! That was something that I used to do every Christmas ~ send flowers to Mother and Daddy and my Nini ~ I missed doing that this year. Your tamales sounded so good ~ made me hungry for them! I hope that it warms up for you ~ it's just not right to be cold in Los Angeles!!!
PJ, I just loved the picture of your Grandkeet Louise in the Christmas tree. So sorry about your fridge problems ~ aren't they just a pain in the a**?!? I've become an expert on repairing our ice maker ~ it seems to have some kind of problem at least once a year and I refuse to call a repairman so I Google the symptoms and fix it myself. We used to have a warranty that probably paid for the fridge five times over before I let it expire ~ of course the compressor went out two months later! It's amazing how much you can learn to do yourself by watching the online videos. Tim always wants to "just call somebody" but I love to at least try to fix whatever it is first ~ my sister and I had tool boxes when we were little and just loved to "work" on things! So glad that you were able to sell SC's condo so quickly ~ it sounds like she is doing well and I am so happy for her. You and SJ did a wonderful job as parents ~ I can only imagine how proud you both are! Oh, I just remembered something that I was going to ask you ~ is it your sister who make the ceramic Christmas trees? If so, I have a favor to ask of you. Could you find out what type of light bulb she uses in them? Mother and Daddy had one for years and years ~ Mother gave it to my daughter last Christmas but when we took it out of the box it was stored in, there was no bulb in it. We put a low watt bulb in it but it made the tree way too hot. Shannon put just a little bulb in it this Christmas but it didn't seem to light up the entire tree like before. I've seen some type of long plastic bulbs on Amazon but not sure if those would work. Thank you so much if you have any suggestions as to what type of light bulb we should get for it!
Bernie, I've said it before but I have to say it again, I just love your sense of humor. Your little comments make me laugh. I was at the Dr. a couple of weeks ago and she treated a few of my "sun spots" ~ it was all I could do to keep from giggling while remembering your comment about your Dr. visit for the same treatment. I hope that you are feeling better and on the road to recovery. It's not fun being sick over the holidays! Your New Year's Eve dinner pics were wonderful ~ the food looked so yummy and you looked quite spiffy in a tie! Looking forward to laughing with you in PM!!!
Uphill, I hope that it snows and snows and snows for you!!! May this be your record season of days skied! How precious of you to care so much for that sweet doggie ~ I love the squirrel stories. As long as she still has the will to live and she doesn't appear to be suffering, it's so nice that she can be comfortable in such a loving home. Wish I had just an ounce of your energy ~ do you ever just sit and relax? I imagine that you do but I bet your mind never stops ~ that's a good thing though!
JJ, I'm so happy that you are enjoying your new job! How wonderful that Mr. JJ fixes dinner for you ~ that is so sweet of him! It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas ~ I need to look up that "5 second rule game" ~ it sounds fun and we love playing games when the kids come over. Oh, all of that food just sounded fantastic ~ I wouldn't have been able to control myself! How ambitious you are ~ decorations down before New Year's Day ~ mine are all still up!!! I hate, hate, hate paying property taxes as well!!!
Nipper, your pictures of Bonaire were just gorgeous ~ what a wonderful vacation that must have been. Happy New year to you guys ~ our eve was quiet as well!
SNF, I loved the picture of your sweet doggies ~ they look so precious! Italian food on Christmas Eve has become one of my favorite traditions ~ I love spaghetti! Enjoy your peace and quiet for the next few days!
Maple, as always, I just love seeing your posts and pictures on Facebook. I admire you both for participating in your reenactments to preserve a piece of our country's history ~ don't know how you can do that when it's cold though! Your Christmas photo of you and Sweetie was just the best! Also, that bathroom remodel that you did was just gorgeous ~ wish you lived closer and I would have you do ours! I hope that you guys had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New Year as well.
SoSo, did you go to the New year's Eve masquerade party at your barn? How fun that would be but I doubt that I would make it till midnight! How was your first Christmas in your gorgeous new home? I hope that we get to see you this May!
Badger, wishing you and Babs a Happy New Year! I am so looking forward to seeing you guys in May. As Bosco said, we're looking forward to you guys showing us every hole-in-the-wall, dumpy, divey place ~ we know that's where we will discover the most fantastic food ever!!!
Bosco, I'm so sorry to hear about your bike accident! That could have not ended well ~ glad there were no broken bones. I am so happy to hear that you and Connie will be going to PM ~ so looking forward to seeing you guys again! I'm in for sharing the snorkel boat too, just need to get a new mask before then. And as I mentioned to Badger, we're all in for authentic places as well!
Frank, you've been so quiet lately! I hope that you and IM had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a Happy New Year too. I am so very much wishing you relief from your pain and better health in the coming year. Is there any improvement or has your doctor suggested anything new that you could try. Please know that we are all thinking of you and wishing you the best.
BB, I'm so sorry to read that your mother broke her elbow! How is she doing? I hope that you had a nice Christmas. I can only imagine how difficult the holidays were for you. How wonderful that you live close to your parents and that you all were together for Christmas day. We all love you and are thinking of you if that helps even a baby bit! I told Holly that I wished that I lived closer to her too ~ maybe you and I should go stay with her for a couple of weeks to help her out! OMG, can you just imagine ~ I'd have to wear Depends the entire time because I would be laughing so hard I'd pee my pants from all the trouble we would get in!
Barata, wishing you a wonderful New Year ~ may it be filled with good health and happiness for both! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!!!
My best to those that I may have missed!
I don't think I've filled up all that empty space but I did my best ~ I'll try one more time to make it go away!
I always fail at keeping NY resolutions but something that I hope to be better at is staying in touch with you all. If I posted on a regular basis I wouldn't have to write these long winded novels like I do!!!
Oh! I think it worked ~ there's no more white space! Yay me!!!
Night, night everyone!!!
post edited by Susy - 2019/01/05 02:34:49