Our cousins, Faye and Woody, came and visited with us today - it was nice having a chance to catch up and spend time with each other. We ran up to Panera Bread and had lunch - GREAT Black Bean Soup. While we weren't able to spend a lot of time together it was really nice to be together. We will get back together before the holidays and before we go back up to Dowling Park.
This afternoon I decorated our Christmas tree - I'll have to post a picture of it tomorrow - Dan is still working on putting lights up on the awning over the picnic table - he should finish them up tomorrow afternoon after work. (Yes, we have to go back to work tomorrow. Oh well, we all have to work at some time or the other.) We bought a new tablecloth for the picnic table and we went through some of the decorations - Crystal now has a box and Melissa has a box and then there is some boxes that they will have to go through together and pick which decorations they want. There are still boxes over at the storage room that we haven't been through yet, but that is something I am determined to get done. We have talked about it for years and now is the best time - I have decided that what the girls don't want and we don't have any use for is going away - far, far away. I am not going to keep things that won't be used.
I've tried with the ace bandage on my ribs the last couple of days - it's fine while I'm sleeping, but by now - after wearing it all day - I'm tired and my back hurts. I'm not sure if I will be able to wear this all night tonight or not - we'll see.
I also got the laundry done today (except the towels which I will do tomorrow after work). I think we got a lot done in the last couple of days. Now, we just have to find out what everyone wants for Christmas and see how we are going to handle that. Don't know how that will work out yet, but we'll do something.
Well, I don't have much else to report so I'll sign off for tonight - I'll post pictures tomorrow of our Christmas decorations. Until then - have a great Sunday and ...................................
I'll talk to you tomorrow!!!