It was a pretty hairy Thanksgiving holiday! Guests started arriving on Tuesday night, and left on Saturday. Ali and her boyfriend, both professional chefs, served up a five-star gourmet feast and we all later pushed back our chairs in gleeful, gluttonous agony.
We also played some rowdy games of Rock Band for two nights in a row and that was a hoot! I had no idea how many talented singers we have in the family!
On Friday night, Jax (the bulldog) started getting sick. We put him out in the lanai and he kept getting sick so Ali and Justin rushed him to the pet E.R. He had pancreatitis from the duck fat a generous, unsuspecting soul (not me!) had poured over his bowl of dog food. He got some medicine, and was good as new the next morning. No more fat for Jax!
On Saturday, after everyone left, I had to take Richard to the local Urgent Care Center. His back had been killing him for days and, while he put on a smile for our guests, he was miserable. He hadn’t been able to lie flat so he’d been attempting to sleep in the recliner each night, which meant he was getting almost no sleep. A quick x-ray revealed bone spurs and arthritis between the 6th and 7th vertebrae and he’s now on steroids. If it doesn’t get better, he’ll need physical therapy. The doc thinks it’s from an old injury. Richard has no idea where it came from. He is MUCH more comfortable now.
We took Sunday off to decompress, and then got right back to work early Monday morning. I’ll have to spend the whole week catching up from the holiday but it was well worth it. We had soooo much fun!!
In the evenings, I’m diving into my Christmas shopping. I’m a month behind this year! Ack!
Big hugs to all!
This week’s Masonism:
Mason likes to repeat lines from his favorite movies, over and over and over and over again. Today, he was leaning waaaaaay over on the recliner arm, dramatically saying, “I’ll never let go, Jack. I’ll never let go.” (Then, he made a loud splashing sound between his teeth.)
We’ll send a free BookLocker.com Christmas book to the first reader who correctly guesses the movie he was quoting. Send your guess to: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO REMEMBER, WRITE AND PUBLISH YOUR LIFE STORY! by Angela Hoy
Using Angela’s MEMORY TRIGGERS, recall memories that have been dormant for years, and record those memories in chronological order in your memory notebook. Using the memory notebook as your outline, write your autobiography! **Also works for biographies and memoirs.**