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Friday, December 25, 2015

In minutes it will be Christmas here on the East coast

It doesn't feel like Christmas.. It's wet ( has been raining for several days) and too warm with temperatures over last several days ranging from 60's to near 80! The only decorating I did was to put a wreath on the door and set my snowmen in the bay window among some plants. The only baking I've done was fruitcakes made last month. June remains an invalid, sleeping on Dad's sofa, only sitting up to eat meals we bring to her. Dad, who has looked much younger than his age (86) is now suddenly looking old and exhausted. I'm in a bad fibro flare-up. Have had pain in 8-9 of 10 range about four days now and have been depressed because of it. For about three days I had crying spells because I knew I was going to have to let Dad and June know I was up against the wall with this pain and wasn't going to be able to continue helping out. Wednesday I finally talked to them, explaining my health problems and said June's family would have to come through and help them or else hire a nursing assistant. I told my Dad I refuse to let him get sick too trying to do it all himself. Something has to be done. June doesn't want to ask her son for anything but Dad said he was going to have a talk with him. I hope June's family will do something and quickly. The only other thing I can see happening is to put her in a nursing facility. I know her son has a big Christmas party at his house tomorrow, which June and Dad usually attend, but June doesn't feel she is able to go and I doubt her family is going to make arrangements to send meals to her and dad so I'm planning on doing that.
I've managed to get both bathrooms clean, vacuumed the living room, and wrapped gifts. Before I go to bed I've got some ribbons to attach to packages and I'll work in the dining room a little more. At least tomorrow's dinner will be a simple one: boneless spiral cut ham I just have to heat in oven, baked sweet potatoes, Kentucky spoon bread, loaves of Outback's yummy brown bread. Picked up some mini cupcakes and eggnog for dessert. Yes, eggnog has too many calories but I'm enjoying a cup right now that is spiced with a little brandy. Discovered one quarter size shingle at base of spine tonight and started taking anti-viral so hoping the nog will help me sleep.

May each and every one of you have a wonderful Christmas holiday!


makeyesup said...

So sorry to hear that you are going through all this pain. Sure hope it eases today and you can enjoy Christmas. Thanks for all the beautiful gifts you have give throughout the year. Take care of yourself, wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and A Happy and HEALTHY New Year. God Bless.

Deb Burroughs said...

I hope you have a wonderful holiday and a new year filled with blessings! I thank you for all the freebies - this is an awesome kit! I hope everyone's health care woes go away soon, giving you some much needed respite.