Tuesday we arrived home so late from Arizona after flight delays on both
segments - the new norm - and fell into bed around 2:00 am Wednesday!
It was however a lovely trip, and seeing many family members was so
enjoyable after such a long time apart.
Since then, not the best of weeks, but I've worked my way through it
managing to get back to physiotherapy, restocking the fridge with essentials,
and cooking - always so good after so many restaurant meals when
on the road.
I'm now trying to get into the spirit of Christmas as it's coming
fast and furious here in my neighborhood. Colored lights, white lights,
blow-up Santas, faux reindeer wearing red bows, wreaths on front doors etc.
I've done nothing yet, other than place this cute yarn tree with a wooden
star on the mantel. Found at SuzAnna's Antiques 'Holiday Open House' a
couple of weeks back, it caught my eye. I have a load of leftover knitting yarns
and thought I might copy the idea later. Meanwhile it stands there to remind
me to get a move on with Christmas decorating!
Bob will definitely be helping me a lot this year as my movements such as
bending, reaching, even standing for long periods, are compromised by my
back issue. I came home to not great results from the recent MRI and now
have an appointment set up for later this month with a neurologist.
Today, I'm sitting at the dining room table with my lumbar pillow tucked behind
me - the most comfortable position currently - and writing Christmas cards.
Later Bob will spend time raking/blowing the thousands of leaves
accumulated whilst we were gone, making a pathway to the potting shed to
bring out the faux Christmas tree which always goes in the gazebo
to light the dark winter nights - I will decorate it best I can.
Over this coming week the Christmas boxes will come down from the attic
storage area and I'll decorate a bit at a time, but perhaps not as much as
I usually do.
Fortunately the weather here has been close to perfect all week and will
continue over this weekend - we are counting our blessings.