If I had known how to put a great big smiley face on this blog, that is what would have greeted you when you opened this post today. My “procedure” is over and done, and the best news of all – no “glitches” this time! I was put on the “see you in five years” list and sent home sleepy, but very, very happy. I discovered, surprisingly, that after the first 24 hours with nothing to eat, you sort of forget about being hungry. I think I was more thirsty than anything. Still, my mood wasn’t great by Wednesday afternoon, and I think Ted would have gladly thrown me out of the truck on that trip in for my appointment. Isn’t it horrible how we always take our bad moods out on the ones we love the most. I guess that is because we know they will love us anyway. I slept a lot when we got home, Ted fixed a great dinner, and I ate solid food for the first time in 48 hours. Thanks to each and every one of you who sent thoughts and prayers up for me yesterday. They were answered in the best possible way.
I awoke this morning feeling great, but still a little tired. I’ve taken it pretty easy today, so I hope you will forgive me if this post is brief tonight. I walked outside in the yard for a little while this afternoon and took a couple of photos, but it had really cooled off from a temperature of 79 on Tuesday. Today, it was in the 50’s with a brisk breeze. I didn’t stay out long.
I had bought Christmas cards last week and had gone by the post office to get Christmas stamps. This afternoon was a perfect time to move my little white “writing” table out to the sun porch and address cards.
I’m saving some of those cards to address tomorrow morning in front of the fire. Samille, a good friend, ran by this afternoon to sit and chat a while. So good to see friends! After she left, I noticed a squirrel and two Mallard ducks under the birdfeeder in the backyard. Our yard used to be full of Mallards before we put that back fence up. Now, since they have to make the effort to fly over it, not as many come.
While I was working on the cards and Ted was snoozing in his chair, Bear was relaxing and Maddie was standing guard from her little bed on the porch. That bed was supposed to be a carseat for her. It’s raised so she could see out of the windows, and has slots the seatbelts would go through. I made the mistake of putting it out on the porch just to see if she would get in it, and that is where it has stayed for four years.
Ted wanted a southern supper tonight, so I cooked country fried steak, real (as opposed to boxed) mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, and biscuits (canned, not real). I think it made up for my bad mood on Wednesday.
I wanted to show you one more thing before I sign off. My friend Jill was on Mackinac Island this past weekend, and she trekked up to our condo to take a picture of it in the snow. She sent them to me today, and Ted and I could not BELIEVE how deep the snow was! The first picture is our condo when we arrived there in May, and the second two show how it looks NOW!
I’ll see you back here on Monday morning, good Lord willing. I’m hoping to get that last gift bought this weekend, get everything wrapped and under the tree by Sunday, get the Christmas cards in the mail, and enjoy the rest of the season with no pressure. See you Monday! God bless.