|Lola finally looking wintery|
I know where December went- I spent a lot of it sleeping. And coughing. Good grief. I have this amazingly uncanny way of knowing when I am going to pick up a virus these days.... Right at the end of Thanksgiving when certainly little adorable Granddaughters shoved their dirty little fingers in my mouth- I knew it: sick. In mid-December, when I watched a child cough right towards me from 10 feet away, and saw a vision of those little germs incased in a lime green cloud of disgust- you got it. I was right. That one was a lot worse. That one had me in bed by 8 some nights, destroyed my vocal abilities for 5 days, still has me coughing now 3 weeks later. I only recently began walking outside, and my hardening back, chest and arm muscles are needing a tuneup again. sigh.
Oh well. I am encouraged by the fact that I am pretty sure I will not be affected by the bug that the MA has right now. He stayed home from work yesterday for the first time in probably 15 years. I was a bit surprised, he must have fielded all the calls from desperate tax payers that he was going to. And no one called the house, so this is all good. And don't worry people, he's fine.
|Requisite blurry selfie from Christmas Eve|
|A little impromptu Christmas music! :D|
Anyway, the Mad-Accountant and I got a TV from the children for Christmas. The thing about us is that if something is working, we are really fine with it. We still had a MASSIVE TV (in square footage, not in screen square inches) from probably 8 years ago and it really had been chugging along quite fine. But of course, it had been discussed in the past (by certain off-spring) that we should get a flat screen. blah blah blah. Anyway, apparently over Thanksgiving it was decided that a new TV was the way to go for us, so it was being planned. A week later, when I got home from the Madrigal dinner said massive behemoth of a tv had blacked out. Which is when my lovely self started doing some TV research..... well sort of. I had help from a certain very smart tech savvy friend who was giving me TV advice. Anyway, the next day I tried turning the TV on, fortunately, and it worked -otherwise I was TOTALLY heading to Minocqua or possibly Rhinelander to pick up a new set. Of course I discuss things like this with all of my electronics experts (the boys seem to have picked up this expertise somewhere) and I am sure they were all having a minor heart failure over it. Because they know that once I finally decide to be brave and do crap like that I do. And besides, who'd ever think a TV would be under the proverbial Christmas tree. Long story short(er), I discussed Tvs again right before Christmas day as I was going to be going online the day after Christmas! AND THEN I got a text with a super deal at Sam's club--- so...... JON!!! Will you go pickup that TV and I will get it when I come down? The child lied to his mama.... Lol
Anyway, now I have to get a DISH upgrade which apparently will involve a new satellite; we've had the same receiver since we got the system (no judging, I told you, if it works, why mess with it??) Sigh. Oh well, it needs to happen.
|Greggie had a blast!|
Did I mention that I will finally use that part of my Amazon Prime?? This should be fun.
Meanwhile, we have this MASSIVE OLD TV in our front room, and it really needs to either go to a good home (doubtful) or get recycled. And with the MA being under the weather, well, I am really hoping that he makes an astounding recovery so it can get the heck out of my house tomorrow.
|At the Rotary Gardens|
|This is an amazing event!|
|Ella in her dressup clothes from Gramma|
|Good morning with Ella|
I hope that you have a lovely Jan. 1! Find your joy and keep spreading it around all year. Avoid those joy stealers and share your smiles. You never know when someone is going to need it.