Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy Hoidays and Let It SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  December 25th is coming quicker than lightning now.  We got lights outside and on the tree, packages wrapped and sent, and cards mailed.  Not so many cookies, cakes or candy this time, though.  I'm seeing Weight Watchers in my future.

We had a early Christmas with our son and his family.  They have gone to Georgia to be with her family for the holidays this year.  We have had them all to ourselves for a number of years.  She takes our grandson and goes home for a couple or three weeks in the summer, so it isn't as if they haven't seen her family for years.  As I've mentioned before none of our kids are coming for the holidays and it is okay with me.  We had planned to go to the movie and out to dinner on Christmas day, but I think I fractured a rib on Wednesday.  I've had a fractured rib before and it was pretty bad, but this seems to be a little more intense.  I talked with the nurse at my doc's office and she thought the same as me.  The treatment is the same if it is bruised or broken.  Time.  I have some pain medication already because of back problems and it helps for sure.  I'd have already been at the ER if I didn't have it.  However, today seems a little worse and I'm hoping she is in the office tomorrow.

Going to the movie is pretty much totally out for me now.  I went to the nail shop yesterday and it didn't go all that well backwise and ribwise.    So, I'm glad we hit all the big shows in town last weekend.  On Saturday my husband took me to see "The Nutcracker".  That has to be true love!  I was all oohing and aahhing over all the little girls in tutus and velvet and taffeta party dresses out with either their grandmother or mother.  They were so sweet.   The ballet was performed well, and the new sets and costumes were lovely.  The Bass Hall was all shiny and pretty and had tables full of souvenirs on green cloths and nutcrackers coming up the middle.  It was festive as could be.

The next morning I saw that my local yarn shop was offering a class about fixing dropped stitches and what to do if your work falls off the needles and how to keep from having a stroke if it happens.  It was a beneficial class for me.  When I got back home I didn't want to watch football, so we went to see "The Life of Pi".  That was a good movie and calls up some theological and philosophical questions we might not have thought about before.  On Monday, our anniversary, we went back to the movie to see "The Hobbit".  I've been a Tolkien fan for more years that I'd like to admit.  We both enjoyed it, but it will be a little while before I'm ready to go back for another movie right away, plus I'm not sure I can sit that long.

On the upside the world didn't end Friday, so that was a relief. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all and to all a goodnight.  Oh yes!  I nearly forgot!  The weather man is saying we might have a white Christmas!!  That would really be something.  The last time that happened was in 1841.  Texas was a Republic then.  We had gained independence from Mexico, but had not joined the United States.  Now that is a long time.    Crossing my fingers hoping the weather dude knows what is going on.  Even Wunderground says it is probable. 



  1. O, I am so sorry your hurt your in the world? Hope, with time, they recover completely.
    Is Amber Star your real name? Now, don't you giggle but, it reminds me of a stripper...maybe because Gypsy, with Natalee Wood, is one of my all time favorite movies...the life of Gypsy Rose Lee, the stripper that never really took her clothes off. It was the BEST movie...I got it to go in my 11 yr. old grandgirl's stocking...hahhhaa...I KNOW she will love it.
    So, I guess strippers are on my mind. :))
    Have a wonderful and I hope, a WHITE Christmas...
    Love, bj

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    2. Oh Bj,
      You crack me up so much. Is my name a stripper name? I've googled it before and there are a shocking number of strippers with that name. Can you believe it? To answer your question, no, it is not my real name. That nom de plume, came about more than a decade ago. And you have given me an idea for a brief post soon.

      I remember Gypsy Rose Lee and that movie. It was a good one. I don't have a grandaughter, but I do have an 11 year old grandson. Maybe we can set them up later on in life.

      We did get snow today and it was lovely. Huge snowflakes that swirled in the 30 mph wind. I was most grateful we didn't have to go outside.

  2. Hope you heal quickly.Rib and back pain hurts so bad everytime you move. This is a heck of a time to have that happen. It sounds like you have done some really fun things before. I want to see that movie "The Life of Pi" The nutcracker is always a favorite at Christmas time.
    Well, take it easy and feel better.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours...Hugs, Balisha

    1. Thank you, Balisha,
      I'm hoping this gets better soon. It has been a drag to not be able to finish our plans for the holidays, but at least we did a lot before.

      "The Life of Pi" was a good movie. If you go, I'd like to see/hear your opinion of it.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  3. SNOW! How wonderful! Send some out here to Southern California? :) The movies you mention are ones I would love to see. Merry Christmas! It takes bloggers to cheer each other up, I think. Sooo very nice.

    1. Mona,
      We only got an inch of snow, so I'll send you a cup full and hope you like it. It was some pretty stuff today when it was whirling around.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  4. Awwww... poor you, sounds like your are really 'going through it just now', maybe it's just as well you are having a quiet Christmas! I have the family coming and to be honest I wish it was just Rob and I ... This 'Christmas' shopping and gift buying is getting to be quite a carry-on! Folk seem to be goin... I sooo wish Christmas could be as simple as it was years ago !

    Gosh it's sooo long since I've been to the cinema you have made me want to go, I really would love to see the 'Pi' film, just my type of story ! The only thing is that the thought of sitting for a length of time kinda puts me off... I too have a bad back and stiffen up something awful ! Oh to hang! I shouldn't moan, I'm a hell of a lot better off than better folk! I hope you have a Peaceful and Happy Christmas.

    Blessings from this part of the world, Kate xx.

    1. Kate,
      I love it when stop by. All of a sudden I'm thinking in Scottish and it is fun. I'm not very good at it, but nobody knows.

      I understand about stiffening up at the theater. We are like a couple of old folks getting in and out of there. Hope your holidays have been pleasant and the little ones had a great time at your house.

  5. Well I am glad you got in some celebrating before the nasty rib sidelined you. I do hope it heals quickly. Coughing and laughing are out for a while I guess and watch those hugs.
    We are in for a possible snow also which would be the best present. Hope we both get some of the white stuff.
    Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy 2013.

    1. Patti,
      I think you all got way more snow than we did, but both of us are happy about it all, I think.

      Coughing and laughing haven't been that much of a problem, but getting up and down is sort of interesting. However, the cedar is in the air and that does cause coughing.