Wonderful Weekend

Hi Friends.  I know, it has been a while.  We have been staying pretty busy around here with little errands & things that need to be done when getting ready for the holiday season.  Ho….ho…..ho!  I am trying to think of some highlights from our last 5 days.

Nathan, Jenna & I a million Christmas's ago

Thursday night Jenna came over to give me the night off.  We talked dad into letting us go to Michael’s together to pick up ribbon & florals for our new tree along with doing a little shopping.  He said yes!  This is unusual for us, because we rarely get to go out and about alone together.  One of us is usually caring for my mom while the other is off duty.  So, moral of the story….it was really nice to have some sister time!

Friday I put the final touches on the tree.  Not to toot my own horn, but I love it!  I think that tree decorating is one of my favorite things to do.  After my mom and I went out shopping on Saturday, I parked her wheelchair facing the tree so that she could see it.  Since it is up 5 steps…I can’t bring her directly up to it & she can’t see it from her bed in the family room.  I was excited to show her what we came up with.  The funny part of the story is that I asked her what she thought.  She started to spell out “I have never seen such a…..”.  This is where I thought she was going to say “beautiful tree”.  Instead she finishes her sentence with “mess”.   I am a little shocked by this & couldn’t help but laugh.  Apparently she is more appalled with the state of our living room.  haha.  I guess that dad & I haven’t been keeping it clean enough up to her standards.  It really wasn’t that bad, but she was mad.  So, the room has since been tidied up.  Whew!

Yesterday my mom and I hung out & watched the Vikings game.  Another win!  Then I read to her for a couple of hours.  We are now reading “Water for Elephants”.  I have read it before, but it was a couple of years ago.  I really enjoyed it & it is a pretty easy read.  I can’t wait to see the movie when it comes out!

Jenna & Ross stopped over for a little bit.  Jenna wanted to borrow a copy of Eclipse.  We have 2 because my dad has one & I have one.  Some of you may have noticed on Facebook that my dad is a huge twilight fan.  We find it endearing.  He has been trying to get Jenna to read the books, but she insists that she is not a reader.  We are working on it!

That is about it for now.  I know that so much more happened…..but I am having a hard time recalling it.  Those are a few highlights!   Ho……ho…..ho!

Prayer for Julie:  Pray for continued healing of her “seasonal” cold.  She seems to have caught a little sickness that creates all that yummy mucous stuff.  We both have it…so I am sure that I in some was contributed

Thankful: I am thankful for “the season to be jolly” !

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