We have a tree up with lights. We haven't managed to dig deep enough into the pile of boxes in the garage to reach the Christmas decorations and ornaments.
So much stuff! We have way too much. We've known it for a long time, but now that Nick's parents are gone, we have even more stuff.
Oh well, I like most of the stuff. Things that have little or no meaning to the kids. Nick's grandmother's desk, and his great grandfather's rocking chair. Pictures, both paintings and photographs.
We talk about one day going through everything and making a list of what is what and why we have it. I guess we will need to throw things out too. But not today. Not even this year- what's left of it.
We are hosting our dinner group Christmas party in one week. That's what it seems to take for us (mostly Nick) to get the energy to start putting things away. We have hosted the party for at least 10 years, maybe more.
Last year I had brain surgery so did not host the party. We were included in the festivities though. I got a phone call from the party and they all spoke to me on a speaker phone to wish me well!
This week my knees are not being cooperative. I am having to use my cane even in the house. I suppose the weather has something to do with it. At least I can blame the weather!
I have lost 20 lb with Weight Watchers and hope to lose a lot more. Then I know my knees will feel better, and I can plan to have my knee surgery.
I ordered our Christmas cards with pictures of all five kids, and a picture of them all together in the center. I may have cut Austin's face out of the middle picture. Oops! He says he's okay with it.
Here's a picture of our tree so far- before decorations.