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Friday, December 25, 2015

Just a short note today.  MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

A funny thing happened to me last night as I was getting ready for bed.

I love Christmas and I love decorating for Christmas.  I have four Christmas trees - one in each bedroom, one in the entry and the main tree in the living room.  I know it can seem like a bit too much, but it makes me feel good.

Last night I had two of the trees lit.  Thanks to modern technology, they are lit by remote control.  Both trees come from the same manufacturer, so they can both work off the same remote.  Sometimes, when I turn one on, the other will turn on even though the remote is not pointing toward it.

When I lit them, I had to get very close to the tree in the entry in order for the remote to work.  I had no trouble with the main tree.  At bedtime, I turned the main tree off, but the other stayed lit.  I went closer to it to turn the lights off.  When I turned around, the main tree was lit again.  I turned that one off and sure enough, the entry tree was lit.  This went on for a few minutes - turn one tree off, the other one lit up.  Crash and Burn must have thought I had gone crazy, turning around and turning the trees on and off.  And I was laughing.

Finally, both trees stayed off and I was able to go to bed.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Preparations

For the first time in years, I'm almost up to date and ready for Christmas.

I did a little shopping in the stores yesterday and surprisingly, they weren't too crowded.  I expected a madhouse since it was Saturday and in the afternoon.  I usually like to do my shopping first thing in the morning, before the crowd.  Then, this morning I did a little online shopping.  I just have a little more to do, and that will be easy.

This afternoon, I put some Christmas carols on and decided to wrap some presents.  I'm very proud of me.  The trees are all decorated and lit, the candles are set and the new wreath that I made is hanging on the back door so my neighbors in that direction can see it.

I'm not too thrilled with the wreath.  I went to a class and rushed with it.  Still, it is a work of art - maybe similar to Picasso (his more modern work).  I also made a gnome out of a pine cone.  That I really like.

While I was wrapping and listening to my Christmas carols, I thought it couldn't get any better.  Then, I had a thought.  It could get better.  I could have a nice glass of wine, which I did.  It's an apple wine that I bought when I was visiting Mount Vernon.  It's very good, refreshing and bubbly.  I was tempted to use one of my good champagne glasses, but thought better of it.  I was working with rolls of wrapping paper, rolls of ribbon and boxes on my small kitchen table.  That's a recipe for disaster.  So I chose a regular champagne glass with no value, sentimental or otherwise.

What a relaxing way to spend a day preparing for Christmas.

I still have to do some baking and a little more wrapping, but I'm confident that I'll be finished before Christmas Eve.  So, I think I'll have another glass of wine.


Burnie here.  I know I haven't written lately, but I haven't been feeling too well lately.  I had planned on writing a note yesterday, but I was so busy celebrating and time just got away from me.

Why was I celebrating? You ask.  I just got some very good news.  I visited the doctor the other day and I went there in my new carrier.  No, that's not the good news, although the new carrier is pretty nice, but I still don't like going for a ride in the car.  But that's another story.

The good news is that my glucose levels have come way down and the doctor believes that my diabetes is now under control.  Unfortunately, that doesn't mean that I don't have to get stuck by that needle twice a day, I just get a little more than originally.

Mom really has her hands full these days.  She took Crash to the doctor too and the doctor said that Crash is hyperthyroid and also needs medicine twice a day, only she doesn't need a needle, she just gets her medicine rubbed into her ears.

Mom doesn't think she'll be doing much travelling in the future because we would have to go to a cat hotel (hospital) while she's away and that costs a whole lot of money.  Yea! We'll do anything to keep her home.