Sunday, January 15, 2023

Looking Back on December

 The past few weeks have been a whirlwind! From Thanksgiving to New Years Eve we just jumped from one event to the next.  This time of year is always busy, but this year some extra activities added to the chaos.  On top of that,I got really sick again so my energy level was pretty low. Still, I wouldn't trade my time with my loved ones for anything.  

One of the highlights of the month was the celebration of my mother's 90th birthday. I am one of those people who believe that the Christmas season doesn't begin until after Thanksgiving is over.  That meant that the day after hosting Thanksgiving Dinner for the  family I had one week in which to remove all my fall deco and transform my house from Autumn into a Victorian Christmas scene for sixteen luncheon guests.  Fortunately, I had my plan all organized and ready to go.

I used my mother's Haviland china for one table and my wedding china for the other.

It was a wonderful celebration and was followed by two church receptions, one on that Saturday night at her Anglican Church and another on Sunday morning at our Lutheran Church.

 As soon as all festivities  were over, I fell sick again and spent about 10 days fighting that awful respiratory virus that was floating around. I was just back on my feet when my family arrived from Atlanta.

My daughter arrived with her family in mid December and we were able to enjoy their company for over two weeks.  What a wonderful blessing.  With her came an unexpected icy cold front which kept us from some of the activities we had planned, but being together was all that mattered.

The Cousins had a wonderful time together. Connor at two is almost as tall as his three year old cousin!


Santa brought somebody princess outfits!

All too soon the holiday season was over and was it time for this guy to head home to Atlanta.  We miss him already!

Now we have settled into the new year. and already it has brought new challenges which is why it has been so long since I have done any blogging.  

My beautiful mother is in the hospital with Covid Pneumonia. It  came on quickly.  She is doing well for 90 years old but will need much care in the weeks to come. Lord willing she will be able to come home soon.  Whatever, happens God is on the Throne and though it's hard, we are resting in that.

All blessings to each of you who visit.  May the Lord be with you through the joys and challenges each year brings.