Presents bought? Check. I dragged myself out again today and bought the last present on my list (which is rather a short one compared to most everyone’s, I bet.) I have to wrap everything, including the presents sent to us from my Mom and Dad. Mom leaves the wrapping to me. I am so grateful to be done – now I can stay home, stay warm and, hopefully, get rid of this bug.
Last night, after another endless bout of coughing, I decided it would be smart to come downstairs so as not to keep Don awake. It was about 4:00 AM. I gingerly tiptoed down the stairs in the darkness – feeling my way all the way down. As I came down the last two stairs into the den, I rammed my left shin right into the coffee table (which used to be the dollhouse table and was not in the middle of the room.) I bit my lip to keep from loudly cursing…but boy, did that hurt! After turning the light on, I saw I was also bleeding from my right toe. I have to laugh at the whole thing in the light of day – because it really is rather comical. After all the drama, I finally did go back to sleep on the sofa in the den. Don came downstairs later and said he’d been coughing all night. We are quite a pair.
I took this photo the other evening. I was in my flannel pajamas, having just let the dogs in from outside. The sky was so beautiful I had to grab my camera. Sunsets are so wondrous, especially since their beauty is so fleeting. One blink of the eye and the colors change. Another blink and it is gone. Enjoy your evening, dear friends; drink some hot chocolate, watch a sunset and listen to some Christmas music. I think we’ll watch a Christmas movie tonight…maybe The Shop Around the Corner. Tomorrow: Its a Wonderful Life. Christmas Eve: A Christmas Carol, with Alastair Sim.