How can it be December 1st???? What happened to fall? It's suddenly 35 degrees again and getting colder by the day. Ugh. NOT ready for this. I miss my flip flops.
I got the Christmas tree up this weekend. It's not like it's a three hour ordeal to do. More like a three minute event.
A couple of years ago I gave up the big tree thing and now have a cute little four foot tree that sits in my bay window for the holidays. January 1st I throw a bag over the top of it, and put it in the garage, and after Thanksgiving, I bring it in the house, take the bag off, and put it in the window! Voila....Xmas decorating done.
It works out really well for us, my living room isn't that big and there really isn't anyplace to put a normal sized tree without moving furniture out, etc. And since Santa doesn't stop by our house anymore now that my son is grown, there is no need for room on the floor for toys under the tree. So our tree is in the window, and the lights look pretty from outside so the neighbors get to enjoy it as well.
Here's a picture, it's not easy to see it but it's really pretty, I swear. And look, I even have presents wrapped and under it already!!!
In other news, we were able to bring Mom home for Thanksgiving. It was really nice to have her there. She's been doing really well recently, they took her off of a medicine that she was on, and it's made a big difference in her. Her memory is better, she's more alert, and she's not sleeping nearly as much.
Here are some pictures from Thanksgiving....
This is me, my sister Patty, my Mom and my sister Sue Ellen (for the record, I'm in some serious pain in this pictures. I hurt my back bad trying to help get Mom into the car about an hour before these were taken, and it hurt so much that my son would literally have to grab my hands and pull me up from where I was sitting in these pictures because I could not stand up on my own!):
Me and Mom:
Mom giving her favorite daughter a kiss:
Mom and her grandchildren:
This one made me laugh, this is my sister Patty's three children....Molly, who is an attorney in Virginia; Josh who is in Ohio State's Veterinary School, and Maggie who works for AFI, and their pets. The two German Shepherds are Thelma and Louise, and they belong to Josh, and the black dog is Scarlett, Maggie's dog. We jokingly call them all Patty's granddogs.
And last but not least, this is a picture I scanned of Jordan tonight, when he was about four years old. Look at that face...it's always been one of my favorite pictures.
I think that's it. I'll stop boring you with family photos now!