Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Visions of Sugarplums

Christmas is in two days and we are trying to be festive in spite of living with Hospice.  The tree is decorated and we have a few things out and the stockings are hung over the fireplace.  Our friends still spend time with me while Marty runs errands.  In spite of their busy holiday schedules they still come by to help.  There is even a prediction we will have some snow around us on Christmas Day.  Its great to see the rain and snow in the mountains.  Very festive. 

The clot in my leg seems to have improved and is smaller and no longer painful. No morphine for four days.  I feel stronger today and able to turn myself in bed with no help.  I have a wonderful personal health aide who comes twice a week to bathe me and change my bed.  She is so caring and gentle. She came today and that makes me feel so good after she is finished.  With the help of our son Erik, he brightens my day and has made some of our work easier.

With my fickle taste buds and the light nausea I am hoping to be able to eat the seafood dinner Marty  is preparing for Christmas Day.  He is planning our traditional shrimp cocktail salad (Mother's recipe) and sautéed scallops.  Sounds yummy. 

This is not the Christmas either of us would have wished for but with the love of friends, family and even strangers, it will be  Merry Christmas.  I wish for all of you the best for you and your family.

7 comments:

Pat Webb said...

A very happy, Merry Christmas to you too, Janet. I'm glad you are feeling a little better. Charles and I are driving to Louisville to celebrate Christmas with the Webb part of our family. He has two daughters in the area, along with their beautiful children and one grandchild (I proudly claim each and every one of them, too.) Had Christmas in Corbin with my side of the family that could not travel to Louisville this year. Had so much fun watching two little great- grandsons play. That may have been my best present! I love you, dear friend, and think about you so often. I continue to pray for your peace and strength and for Marty as he so lovingly cares for you. I wish you much happiness and good cheer (hic). Love you, Pat.

Unknown said...

Toby and I send our very best for a comfortable Christmas with family and friends and hope that you are feeling better

Debby Gramm said...

Feeling so fortunate to have spent several holidays with you. Thinking of you, as usual, and prayers for you and Marty for comfort, strength and peace. Love you both😘🎄

Debby Gramm said...

Oh my. Those question marks were supposed to be kisses

Debby Gramm said...

Hope I made you giggle

kts said...

With love and hugs and Christmas joys your way. xxkts

Ellie McDougal said...

So glad that the blood clot is no longer causing problems.
Enjoy that yummy dinner that Marty is preparing.
Thinking of you and sending love, Ellie