Monday, December 17, 2018
One more week until break! We are getting out so late this year. What about you?
This weekend was long and emotional. My Dad seemed to deteriorate a lot from Friday to Sunday but at the end of the day Sunday we got him transferred by ambulance to a rehab center in my parents’ town and my hometown. One sister and her family visited Saturday. I shed many tears this weekend and had the puffy eyes to prove it. We know my Dad probably doesn’t have long left with us here but we don’t want him to suffer. He went from a 76 year old daily runner on Nov. 1 to a stage four cancer diagnosis found from a hernia on Nov. 5.
There’s really no way to segue from that last sentence, so please excuse my quick turn. On Friday night we stayed in and I made “bar food”. When I asked my boys if it sounded good they looked at me funny and one of them said, “Mom, we’ve never been to a bar.” Touche!
pork nachos, chicken nachos, orange chicken, twice baked potatoes, puff pastry pizza. Not too healthy, but it was Friday.
I finished this. It was cute but predictable like a Hallmark movie. That’s all I’ve had energy for.
On Saturday I found this little garden on the fourth floor of the hospital. What a pretty little space.
Then, I showed this crazy crew of nieces and nephews.
On one of my hospital breaks I made the real chex mix in the oven. Oven at 250 and I found the little seasoning packets for 10 cents at Kroger with all the spices ready to go. 6 tbs. butter and 3 cups each of the cereals. Use one cup peanuts and one cup pretzels and add anything else you like.
We ate dinner at McAllister’s and my hub, their uncle, is quite popular!
I forgot about these great little studs for wearing scarves. A dear friend gave these to me last year and they are so cute.
My Matilda Jane fin pants came in and now I’m set for awhile, I promise.
I started this – another Hallmark-esque little romance novel.
I got 100 photo cards at Costco for $25 ish dollars. Merry Everything to all of my blog friends out there since I can’t send one to all of you! Do you still send cards? I skipped last year and was just so sad. I really enjoy this tradition.
I worked on the cards for a bit on Sunday afternoon when on a hospital break. It may seem weird that I am sending them this year but I have so many blessings and as I address each one I am thinking about what those people have meant to me.
I hope you had a good weekend! Love on your friends that have recently experienced a loss or that have a sick loved one. It’s especially hard during the holidays because they probably just don’t feel like seeing decorations everywhere. We had carolers come to our door and when they sang the words “comfort and joy” I cried again! Lol! If you have experienced a loss or have a sick loved one, I am thinking of you, too.
I’m linking up with My Glittery Heart, Lindsay’s Sweet World, and The Sirois Family today. Check out the posts here!
Thanks for reading!