This is the view from my desk at home. I have been seeing a lot of the Christmas tree lately. The woodcarving/laptop table has been moved to make room for the Christmas tree.
Far Guy was not feeling up to writing the Christmas letter..he is obviously not feeling up to par when he has lost his sense of humor. The medication he takes for the pericarditis has his stomach in an uproar…but his hips don’t hurt…which he thinks is a wonderful side effect. He can run faster.
I wrote the Christmas Letter..if you read my blog..then you have some idea what I said in the letter. It is boring old news with a Merry Christmas attached. However many of the people we send Christmas Letters to do not have computers so they will think the letter is a big deal. Anyways it went through re writes..and spell check..I wrote a few personal notes..not as many as I usually do..then it was stuffed into envelopes and was mailed today. After purchasing 120 stamps..I may rethink Christmas Letters and or Cards next year. ( Do I say that every year?)
Far Guy had to totally redo the Christmas mailing labels. His old address list did not convert to a readable program on his new computer. It needed some updates anyway…several people have died, some have moved and a few were married. We worked on that list together.
I made a couple of “special” Christmas cards for Far Guy to mail to his train friends. I mailed off some more packages of ornaments.
I am running the first drafts of some fund raising letters for the Historical Museum. I call them “ding” letters…they cannot be long and boring..they cannot be sappy and sweet..they should be just sad enough for you to write a check but not so sad that you will have to stop and sob uncontrollably. I am writing to several different organizations and will have Jen ( the English professor) proof them for me before I bring them to the Board for final approval. Final approval happens the first week in January. I hate doing things at the last minute…except shopping..shopping always happens at the last minute around here.
I have almost finalized the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Menus..I still need a couple of recipes..Geraldine’s Flatbread, Jens Cornbread and the Homemade Mac and Cheese that Adam likes. Andy’s Smoked Ribs, Geraldine’s Baked Beans and our frozen corn off the cob will round out the Christmas Day menu. Oh and Pumpkin Bread..the grand's favorite.
Tomorrow I am running away from my desk..and running upstairs to wrap packages and possibly getting the Shiny Brite Tree up God willing and the crick don’t rise:)
Mom is able to get out of her wheelchair by herself and walk a few steps with the walker. She can dress herself including her socks and shoes..so she is almost ready to go home..perhaps the first part of next week. Her pain is less and she can sleep three hours at a time.