Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Counting down to Christmas...

Finished the third fleece blanket, this one for my son and his recliner. lol Looks like this:
 It has a forest green back on it, and is all fringed like the other one. Got both of them washed and dried and ready for the big gift bags I have to go buy in a minute. Making a trip into town, picking up 2 hams and some odds and ends of groceries,  and going to Dollar General for some gift bags . Still have to stop and pick up the gas cards, decided to go ahead and get a 50 dollar card for each of the 3 drivers, and have to find one more thing for the 14 year old (who is the hardest to buy for).   Then I think I am all done. Am still waiting for the second set of DVD's I ordered for the Irishman...they shipped them the end of last week, but they haven't made it here yet.  Keeping my fingers crossed. I also ordered some stuff for his parents (and him)  and they haven't arrived either. OH, well.  I thought they might be late, as I checked on the order and they had messed it up. It will be okay...too late for there to be any big deals, lol.

  Cold cold cold here today. No snow or ice, just that bone chilling freeze in the air. We have snow forecasted for Christmas. Big storm coming in. I have to work a few hours on Christmas Eve and then on Christmas day. Unless I am snowed in and can't get out. lol

  Got a call from someone I don't know, who knows someone I DO know..who gave her my phone number. She has a 40 year old daughter who is killing herself with pills and booze and wants to know what she can do. I hate these kind of phone calls...everything you tell them is heartbreaking and depressing. I am so grateful to have survived all that with my son and see how his life has turned around.  That's the best hopeful thing I can tell her. Not much, during this time of sadness and fear.  I did tell her she could call me and talk again if she needed to, and wished her the best. Offered to pray for them both. Powerless. Mentioned Alanon.

  Ooooo...the sun has just come out!!!! Lit up this office like a floodlight!!! It's been all grey and frosty all morning....hope it holds for awhile...these bleak days in this weather are worse than the cold itself.

   Gonna make some stuffed pork chops for the Irishman's dinner. Maybe get a pumpkin pie in the oven too.  I have a list a mile long of all the things I need to get accomplished in the next day or two, and sitting here at the computer isn't really working for that.  lol

  BTW--tried making a smaller fleece out of the commercial fleece throws...NOT!  The minute I started cutting it, it unraveled and came apart and made a giant mess. I may try to finish it anyway, but a part of me wants to just toss the whole thing in the garage for the dogs to sleep on.  So much for that brilliant money saving endeavor.  lol

  Everyone: Be kind to yourself and take good care of yourselves and your loved ones this crazy time of year. My Christmases have lost that frantic feel, and I take it one day at a time now, doing what I can, and letting it all be okay, no matter what.  Everything is just enough. 



One Prayer Girl said...

Your last paragraph tells exactly what is happening this Christmas season for me. Gigantic changes. This Christmas will be unlike any I have ever experienced and I am letting the frantic pass me by, learning how to really care for myself and am letting go and letting God.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Andrew said...

And you take good care also, Dear One.

Heading out for the home town tomorrow to spend Christmas with my Sisters and their families and my Aunt.

Merry Christmas and all the best to you and yours in the New Year.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

:) Take care of yourself as well as the irishman! Your house still is the most warm and cozy sounding house in the blog-o-sphere to me.

Maybe because you write of an experience that reminds me of my grandma's house.