the spirit of the holidays... it's hard. It's always hard for me anyway and this year is even harder.
but with itty bitty baby steps I will muddle through.
I started today by getting my mom what she wanted. now to mail it.
and I have thought about sending cards out... so step two is to get them out and actually address and sign them :) then to mail them lol. Gah.
I am on the fence about the tree... I have a tree and lovely blue decorations I bought last year... but there is not a good place to put it that Bradley will be safe ... ummm the tree will be safe and I still am working on figuring out which room the baby's bed and things will go into.
Logistically Martha's old room is the best place but I really want Michael to change that room into what he and I want it to be... laundry spare room and bathroom. And if all goes well then He can start work in there soon.
the spare room is really chilly and I don't know yet if I want to put the baby bed in there... When the door is open it is not so cool in there... and in summer it is a warmer room... sigh.
Mom actually felt well enough to call me one evening this week. She still does not sound real good and her blood sugars are still running rampant. The ONE nurse that I really trust to take good care of mom is off this weekend so I am anticipating the call from her Monday evening.
I have not called my aunt this week but, mom did say she went by to see her this week so that's good.
Dad and Jeannie are finally moved... I totally dread the THOUGHT of ever moving... I have more things stashed from 24 years of living here... and the thought that they have only been in the house they were in 10 years... and the masses accumulated... oh my.... SHUDDER.
Cory called me today... he had a flat tire and finally found a replacement only to discover it has a hole... I hope that Monday the man he got it from does right by him.
Martha and I went shopping today... she took us to lunch at stevie b's pizza... the pizza was ok... not great but hunger made it better... the stores were packed with people as is expected... the salvation Army and Golden Harvest food bank trucks were at K mart... We got a couple toys for the toy store but totally forgot to hit the food isles. My cousin goes to the salvation army church and she said donations are really low this year so if you are able please help them out I am sure that donations are low everywhere thanks to the economy.
michael put the end cap on the house today and painted well primed to paint tomorrow the windows.... things are really coming together and it's looking great! it is also air tight and will help cut the heat and cooling bills... as will the new roof :)
I have been doing some cooking experiments... some are big hits some not so big.
tonight I made bakd chicken legs, mac n cheese and brussles... BIG HIT for michael and I ... bradley not so much... he was not so hungry as he ate when he first got here and he was tired... so after we ate he got a bath then bed... :) He is soo funny... he had not seen us in two days and so when he came in he gave us both the long low down in Bradleyease... you have never heard such jabbering in all your days ... his dad was like that too though... he spoke his own language for several years. he is also facintated with his boy bits... he had to check out his pee in the tub ... again hysterically funny.
I did decide that I will not be making a huge christamas dinner so am trying to decide what I would rather cook... what do you gals and guys have for christmas dinner?
anyway its very late and bradley will be back in the morning so have a wonderful sunday ya'll