Friday, December 28, 2012
7 Quickly Taken Thoughts About Christmas Week
1. We celebrated my family Christmas on Sunday in Quincy. My sister and her husband and son, my brother without his family, my son and husband and Mom and me were the extent of the crowd. Mom cooked for us. She lost the cherry crisp she had made. It was found up in the pantry on a high shelf. It made for a fun party game, if one discounts the worry about Mom's memory.
We played our family card game--pitch which is a bidding game that is a little like euchre and a little like bridge and is a real game on it's own.
We gave Mom a new snazzy black cane and a new vacuum sweeper. We took the old clunker home. It weighs a ton (the old one).
2. Sunday was also my 34th wedding anniversary. To couples planning a wedding at Christmas, I say don't. The anniversary almost always gets crowded in by Christmas. This year we went out to eat at Red Lobster the night before. But, the anniversary comes and goes and Christmas overtakes it.
3. Monday was Christmas Eve. The old crabby cat got us up at before the crack of dawn. I had to get a few groceries and we went out for lunch.
4. Christmas was lovely. I am now a Kindle reader. I hope I like that.
5. Wednesday it was supposed to snow. We dodged a bullet and sent the snow south. I am concerned about how dry it is. They are predicting a second year of drought. A little more snow would help the ground to moisten up a bit, so I do hope it snows this winter.
6. And I went up to Quincy again to meet with my mom and the lawyer to get some things about her finances straightened out. It is hard to reach this point where we have to admit that Mom is no longer able to entirely handle her own affairs. She is still driving, I wish she would plan to give that up. But, she is already saying that she will drive if she can pass the test again in June. She will be 92. Oh my!
7. And once again, I didn't get a puppy for Christmas. I reflect that may be a good thing.