Anyway.., on with my musings...
My sister came by today. We had a lovely time. We went out to lunch and to the thrift store. Since I carry a Coach purse which never has any money in it, she bought lunch. I happily spent more of my Christmas gift certificate at the thrift store - this time on a denim blue corduroy jacket. LOVE it. Oh, and more 25 cent baggies of plastic animals. The fun we shall have with those!
I'm having such a difficult time going to the nursing home alone. But, going with my sister was great! My mom looked very happy to see us and we had a delightful visit, and managed to avoid Bingo. I do not like Bingo.
It's a struggle to believe that Christmas Day is only one week away. Ours will be very low-key this year. We celebrated with our kids on St. Nicholas Eve. Of course, those in town for the holiday will be here for brunch. Then, on Sunday it will be my family's Christmas party, here. I'm looking forward to that.
This year I started early reading my favorite Christmas books and watching my favorite videos. I still have more to go, but I'm finding it so much more enjoyable spread out. I'm also reading "Little Women". It's been a very long time since I've read it. I'm picking up more 'new' stuff then I thought I would.
My December resolution has been to get eight hours of sleep a night. So far, I've done that for a week. I've also given up my two afternoon mugs of coffee. I still feel tired. Oh, well. I guess I can't expect to feel 21 at 51. Or, can I?
This year I have seriously curtailed my cookie making. I have GOT to accept the fact that I am diabetic and if I want to go on living I'm going to have to STOP EATING THINGS LOADED WITH BAD CARBS. As is my usual story, I do great all day, and in the evening I'm so tired I don't seem to care whether or not I live to see the light of another day.
Soon, hopefully VERY soon, I shall have my work space all set up in the basement. I'm getting excited for this. We are waiting on a new toilet, and then it should be possible to spend time down there with the grandchildren, who will have their own workspace down there too. Hopefully, they will enjoy that.
THGGM will have the first week of January off. He has plans to get the first floor of my parent's condo painted so that it can be put up for sale.
I'm happily looking forward to January and a NEW YEAR. I will admit that this year has worn me to a frazzle.
A frazzle, I tell you.