Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas

  Are you ready for Christmas? Do you have all of your last minute shopping done? I haven't really done any shopping because we only do for the boys. They told grandma that they wanted "CASH". Matt wants to buy a dirt bike. Right, he is going to have to save a lot of money for that one. Ethan wants to go go-cart racing. They both have big dreams. 
  Jake has chosen his technical school and been accepted so that he knows what he is going to do after graduation. He wanted this ariat coat. He has the jeans, boots, and even shirts in that brand. 
  Grandma has been fitting in basketball games with Matt. We hung out together this past Wednesday. He gave me a tutorial on how to use my tablet that they got me. It is amazing how the younger generation knows so much about electronics. While we went and visited his grandpa at the nursing home, he down loaded four audio books.  Whether he listens or reads, he is learning. I stayed for supper then we went to see the Christmas lights.
   Had a scare today with my other half. He had a bump on his hand that he decide he didn't like so he used the edge of his scissors to take the top off of it. Needless to say, it bled and it took a little while for it to stop. I don't know what he was thinking.  I had a melt down which partially because when my mother passed away it was the week before Christmas and my dad on Christmas Day when he passed away and with my other half in hospice, it was a bit much. Maybe, I had been holding it in for too long and needed the tears to release some of the stress.
  We had some mixed rain and sleet this morning while I was out then the sun came out for a while this afternoon. At least it wasn't like the last Friday when we had people stranded on the highways and streets because of the ice. I stayed home for four days. I just don't have enough hours in a day at times to do everything that I want to do. 
  The family will all be together on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day will probably be spent at the nursing home weather permitting. We are suppose to hit 60 degrees. I hope the weather man is right. 
I f you are going to be traveling, please be safe. Enjoy the holiday and we all will probably eat too much. Take Care. 


Louise M said...

Merry Christmas to you.
It would be nice if everything worked out perfectly, but then Life would be boring. Your life is definitely not boring!
By reading your blog I have learned lots about ageing and also about nursing homes. I have many reasons to thank you.
Enjoy the Christmas season. May the coming year bring love, warmth, and joy to you every day.

Linda said...

I don't blame you for being a bit anxious in light of the past events.
We have spent the day preparing for tomorrow when my children and their families all come.
Christmas Morning we go to my sister's and all of us siblings gather to celebrate together.
Then Christmas afternoon we will be visiting a dear friend in the nursing home. She can't get out anymore and her daughter will be there with her. She has a large family, my friend, but few ever visit. Louis Dean is going to take his guitar and sing and play for her.
Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas......
Love and prayers from Texas....

Charlotte Huffman said...

Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!

Vickie said...

Dear Shirley I wish you all a Blessed, Merry Christmas!

NanaDiana said...

My dear Shirley-You have so much on your plate all the time. I do think you needed to melt-down to release a bit of the stress you were feeling. It is okay to do that, you know! The boys are like most kids that age-they want cash and not presents. lol
Merry Christmas to you...I am praying for your hubby and you. xo Diana

Mereknits said...

BLess your heart SHirley, it was high time you got all of that emotion out of your system. You have been through so much and are always trying to keep it all together. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

Susie said...

Shirley, Some times you have to let it all out, the stress, the longing. I some times will cry it out, then say a prayer and it helps me. I just give money to all my kids...except the two great grandkids..they got gifts. Shirley, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Love you, xoxo, Susie

Quinn said...

I think quite often it's a smaller thing that allows us to release some of the pent-up anxiety we hold onto because other, bigger, things. You often have a lot of "bigger things" on your plate, but you also are blessed to have a lot of good and caring people around you :)
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas season, Shirley!

Cinderella Moments said...

Hi Shirley! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
I go visit an old gentleman in a nursing home and it can get quite sad to see someone there. I see the faces of the relatives and it's really heartbreaking to watch them go through so much pain. Your husband is very lucky to have you. It's okay to cry. We're girls and we're suppose to be emotional. I hope 2017 has good things in store for you.
big hugs and lots of prayers your way,

Regine Karpel said...

Happy New Year.

Gert said...

I hope your Christmas was a wonderful one filled with love and laughter!