Christmas is almost here! Are your plans all made, menus set ? .... gifts bought and wrapped? Its become a crazy time of year and there are a lot of stresses on everyone. I have found that as you get older your feelings for Christmas undergo a change. Gifts are nice but not really necessary as we tend to buy what we need through out the year. You may even start to scale back on the decorations. Its a darker time of year and I find the sparkly lights are the best part for me. With the Solstice today, the emphasis is on the return of the light!
Now that I have a grandson, and a grand daughter on the way, I can see where Christmas is truly all about the children. For little Ethan this is a magical time of year as he learns the customs and experiences it all. For him, its real! He also wants it all, and now..... (patience Grasshopper!)
So it comes down to what is really important. Spending time with family and friends and if not in person, then make a call and hear their voice. Face Time or Skype is another good option too. (try not to have them looking up your nose and get the camera angle right!)
I had to get my cards done a fair bit early this year due to the operation. There were several letters needed for older family friends and relatives far away. I sat and hand wrote them out as my attempt to keep something authentic about communication! No dispersions are being cast on the computer generated family newsletter; its just not my style.
Our only festive plan this year is to go with a friend and see the third and sadly last instalment of the Hobbit movie. That will be a big night out for me! I already know their theatre seating is very low and soft so I will take my four wheel walker and my booster cushion and sit at the end of a row. The movie is out now and I reckon another week and I can do it given my recovery and how I feel.
So how goes it here? Well, Bruce has been doing a stellar job of keeping me fed and in clean clothes and taking me to medical appointments. He's even starting to spend time in his hobby room again and work on his models. I am moving better and feeling stronger with the two wheel walker and even taking a few steps (with a hand hold) on my own and I can see where using a cane alone is in my near future. My dressing is off and things have healed well. Its just all the internal healing and strengthening that must carry on in the coming months. Its a slow process but there is measurable progress daily. Its the slow part that had me bugged today. You feel good enough to do more, but you can't ! (yet)
So I indulged in some retail therapy instead. I purchased a large ball winder with a tensioner (picture to come later) and I went bonkers shopping at Etsy! I shopped for the coming grand baby and grandson as you have to have something for him at the baby showers to come as well. Ethan is now train crazy and so we are going to be feeding that fire very well! My daughter in law wants a dragonfly theme for the new baby girl's room and Nana found some nice essentials with just that.
I also found yarn! I have a nice cone of a luxury fibre coming.... to be revealed later! Yes, my thoughts are returning to weaving even if the flesh is weak still! And my willpower is too....
So from our family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a healthy Happy New Year! May your shuttles fly true and well.
January 8th, 2015 is this blog's 7th anniversary date and I will be having a random draw of a kitchen towel based on comments left to this post. Draw will be made on January 7th and the winner will be announced January 8th. I simply can't believe that I have been writing this blog for seven years. To those of you who have been here from the start, you have my grateful thanks!
|pink and white only... spoon not included :)
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