Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year

      Do you have big plans to bring in the New Year? Do go to New Year's Eve party? They say it will warm up a little, but predicting more snow. You could actually go ice skating especially if there is a hill involved where the water ran down and froze again. The end of my driveway is ice covered. I put salt out everywhere that I needed it, but my driveway is longer then I want to do. I just have to be careful when I am out and about. I will watch the New Year's Eve programs on tv. Then I will watch the Rose Bowl parade on New Year's Day.
     We had a good Christmas. Hubby got to see all of his grandsons. Our daughter and her family on Christmas Eve, and our son's family came on Christmas Day. The boys including our son and son-in-law colored pictures for his wall. He has more decorations in his room and can look at them instead of bare walls.  I spent Christmas Day with him as the kids were going to the other side of their families. My daughter picked me up Christmas Eve and my son brought me home so that I didn't have to drive. I like those kind of presents.
     We had a scare, but things are better. He had evidently a touch of a flu bug going both ways. They gave him a shot to stop it because they didn't want him in the hospital. I was glad that I was there when he got sick, because they just thought at first it was because of the medicine he was taking. I told them that he vomited and needed to do something. They put him in the shower to clean him up. There is the usual going around some sound as though they have pneumonia. He has had his shot for that so we shall see. Why people come either to work or visit when they really should have stayed home is beyond me. 
     I ran the office today by myself. I was a little scared of it, but I made it just fine. Just needed to get in the swing of it.  I left my co-worker notes as to what I had done so she will know what she needs to do when she came in. 
    Talked to my oldest in Louisiana on Christmas Eve. We put the phone on speaker and wished him Merry Christmas. I don't know when he will get to come home. I was hoping, but I would sooner he didn't try to drive when the weather is so unpredictable. . 
    Guess what it is warming up now. Where was it earlier in the day when we could have stood it. Working on another project, so the hands are busy.
    Take Care.


Beth said...

Shirley, my heart goes out to you and your husband. I wish you both a happy healthy new year.


Cheryl @ TFD said...

We don't do anything special for New Year's eve or day. It's just another day, imo. Guess we're getting old! After Christmas is over, I'm all for relaxing for awhile. Hope your hubby gets over his 'bug' quickly. Take care and stay warm! It's really cold tonight in my part of MissouREE. Happy New Year!

Gert said...

Oh, Shirley I always love reading your blog! So glad you had a wonderful safe Christmas! Also, happy to hear your hubby is doing better. Yes, have them watch for pneumonia, that is a bad one, especially for those in the nursing homes.

So glad to hear your weather is warming up!

Happy New Year!

Vickie said...

It is such a blessing to have you watching over and caring for your husband' health. Too many "things" can happen.
God bless you both this new year!

The French Bear said...

Shirley, that is scary and yes why do people come to work sick..... If they had an auto immune disease or health issues they would not be so flippant about it. I am glad you were there for him!
I am glad you had a good Christmas and I want to wish you a very Happy New Year!!!
Thank you for always being so kind and good to me!

Louise Michie said...

Happy New Year.
It sounds like you are working very hard to keep that family happy. You have created a very loving environment for them all. Your husband in particular is lucky to have you, visiting and caring. It is certainly making a difference in his life. You are a champion.

Nancy said...

Glad you got to be with your man over the holiday, but I'm so sorry he ended up sick!!! Take care of yourself...drink lots of hot tea. =) Hugs to you! Nurse Nancy

Jillayne said...

Happy New Year to you Shirley, and to your family. I hope 2014 brings happiness and joy and great things to you and to your family.
I'm so glad you were given the gift of a ride on Christmas Eve - so nice to be able to visit without all that worry!
Take care, and big hugs,

NanaDiana said...

I am glad to hear your hubby is okay...that is always scary when one gets sick in a facility like that. It sounds like you had a nice Christmas with your kids and I hope your son can get home sometime soon. Love that the kids made pictures for hubby's walls.

God bless you, Shirley. I hope your year is filled with good health and that you find some joy in each day- xo Diana