We had a house full for Christmas. We all went ( minus Paige and Savannah) to Christmas Eve Service and then came home for the Christmas meal. My parents joined us. Good food and Christmas goodies… five dogs, four teen grands and eight adults.
We played Spoons, a card game that some of the grands look forward to every year…then we played Trivial Pursuit. We exchanged white elephant gifts…hot items this year were Christmas Socks and Argon Hair Oil.
We all missed Savannah…she was invited…but decided to go elsewhere for the day. When you are over eighteen you can make your own decisions.
Noah and Adam
Paige was very ill when she arrived on the 24th. The flu we think…temperature and severe stomach ache…she felt better on Christmas morning and looked better too.
The grands oldest to youngest.
Tallest to shortest.
Someone got an old man beard and was just thrilled with it!
There was more opening of the gifts and happy kids!
Far Guy has been fighting off a cold for days….last Tuesday he went on antibiotics and a steroid. Church on Christmas Eve triggered an attack (too much perfume and aftershave) from which he could not recover. We made a trip into the ER on Christmas Day…he received more medications hopefully to help him over the hump. At this time he does not need to be in the hospital…and as long as he listens to me hopefully we can avoid that…even the Doctors and the Nurse told him that I was in charge. Drink more water, rest and take your medications…repeat whenever I say so. Whatever he has…is being seen as “the thing that is going around” and viral….his has turned into Acute Bronchitis. The elderly and immune deficient are being hit hard. The other thing going around is what Paige had…nausea and stomachache chills and a fever…oh joy. Hopefully our flu shots will keep us immune from that one.
Everyone is gone now…it is quiet. For now we rest…and pretend we are on Christmas Vacation.