Finally at 3:00 I used the excuse that I wanted to stop in and visit Pammie and got out of there. I have my own biases about these damned mobile devices, smart phones and that sort of thing--very rude, in my opinion to get involved with them when it is a family gathering--especially a small family gathering and one of the four has no such device.
So I stopped in to see Pam and we had a great hour long conversation--talking-using real words. Amazing that one can still do that.
I got home around 5:00--perfect.
Friday morning Karen called and she and Maddie dropped in and brought me some left-over turkey. YAY!! I don't really like turkey (or chicken), but I do like a nice thick turkey sandwich, with a couple of bread and butter pickles tucked in between the bread, spread with a combo of Miracle Whip and Horseradish.
Then I started hauling out boxes from my bedroom closet to get ready to decorate for Christmas. I did get the Nativities up and the angels and Santa's, then pooped out.
Saturday I hauled the heavy Christmas tree box out of my closet and did 7 loads of laundry and watched college football games and cross stitched all afternoon. Ohio State beat the University of Michigan, which tickled me pink. Michigan State of course lost to Penn State. I am really glad Michigan State's football season is over!
Sunday, I did get the tree into an upright position and it seemed easier this year, then when I last did it 2 years ago.
I also got the outside lights and my front window lighted thingies on timers and ready to go.
Today, I worked much of the morning on Christmas cards. I create and print special ones for each kid, grand kids and sister. Then I create and print general ones for everyone else, and Christmas letters for those people I don't see during the year.
This afternoon, I had to run down to the print shop to get another small genealogy book punched and coiled and then on up to Walmart to pick up a prescription and ON SALE Diet Pepsi.
It was cold and rainy and windy and not a whole lot of fun going to and from the store, but I did manage to find two people to help and made three others smile. When I got home, it was still nasty, so I just left everything in the car trunk and will haul it in tomorrow, when it is supposed to be dry and 53 degrees!!
I haven't decorated my tree as yet, because I am waiting for two "name" balls I ordered. One for my new grandson, Mike and one for Baby Della. I have glass balls with all the kids & grand kids names on them and I like to group the families together.
After 6 attempts, I finally got a phone call through to the Michigan Medigap Insurance Subsidy people. It took 90 minutes to finally get someone to answer. I had sign-up for and sent in all my proofs and October 8th and was worried, as I have heard nothing. Most of us here in Michigan have Blue Cross insurance and the rates went up about 3.5 times what we have been playing. Mine went from $40.42 for the last 10 years, up to $146.00. Hopefully the subsidy will help, but still my insurance will be higher next year. ARGGH!!!
This baby girl is only one month old. I think she looks a lot older.