19 December 2016

Almost There!

Well, on a day that could have been better, but was not expected to be (I'm referring to the Electoral College), let's see how things are coming along this Christmastime.  I don't know about you, but it will definitely make me feel better ...

All of our packages have been sent, and we already know that one has arrived safely.  :-)  I am hoping news of the others will be the same.  Frankly, once that is done, The Tim and I have a nice long stretch all to ourselves to relax and enjoy the wait for Christmas Day.

This past weekend we finished decorating the tree and putting out all of the decorations.  Then yesterday I [finally] cleaned the house so a) it would look nice for the rest of the season, and b) Santa would not be appalled.  It makes such a difference!  The house gets to be sooo gross with the two of us and our furry companions.  But at least right now, it's looking good.

Today I took a sick day, not because I was sick, but because I had a few medical things to take care of, and they were gonna take the better part of the day anyhow.  First up was my yearly mammogram, very early this a.m.  I took this photo of Rittenhouse Square as I was walking through, because I think it looks so lovely.  I got an all clear result, for which I am extremely relieved and grateful.  (I always think I should get 50% off, and just get a "mam-gram" but apparently that isn't how it works ... )

Then this afternoon I had my eye exam.  Usually it doesn't take all that long, but the person who I had the appt with had called out sick, so they had one optometrist for all of the appts.  My future cataracts have not advanced much, but my Rx had changed pretty significantly, so I have to get new glasses. I can live with that.  The funny thing is, this is the first time for a few years my eyes had not been bothering me prior to going.  Those years, the other Rxs had been affected (computer and reading); this year, it was my distance vision that had apparently changed a lot!  I guess I figured the distance was just naturally a little blurry?

This is a nice short week for me, with today off and Friday taken as my last personal day for the year (I didn't want to lose it by not taking it before the end of the year!).  That is just fine with me.

We have had one casualty, though.  We actually did not put out some decorations, thinking that maybe waiting until next year would work better with Jack.  But this morning, I did come downstairs to discover that a snowman ornament had departed this earthly plane ...

RIP, snowman ornament.  We hardly knew ye.

Cookies.  Cards.  Wrapping.  That's what's left.   I love Christmas!  (In case you hadn't noticed ...)

11 comments:

sprite said...

I'm still knitting. I had to go buy yarn to finish one of the projects yesterday. I'm punting cookies to the week between Christmas and New Year's when I'm home alone. It'll give me something to do that requires I stand up in between all the knitting and reading I'm hoping to do. The package that was supposed to go out last week went out this afternoon, but I also picked up stamps, so cards will go out tomorrow.

I'm still at the breathe in, breathe out stage...

Kym said...

Sounds like you're all set! Enjoy these days leading to Christmas. XO

Araignee said...

I had to stay away from the media today to avoid any knowledge of the dreaded vote. It wasn't unexpected but I was hoping for a miracle. Darn.

Tired Teacher said...

Glad you received good news at your mamo and that your future cataracts are stable. My prescription changed a lot in May, too. I'm inching closer to cataract surgery.

Sounds like your final Christmas countdown will be stress free - enjoy!

Dee said...

Glad all the appointments worked out well and won't it be fun to pick out a new pair of glasses!

So sorry about Mr. Snowman. Looks like Jack had a good time though!

Lydia said...

Hope you enjoy the rest of the year, sounds like you have this Christmas thing down!

Vera said...

Glad your mammo turned out ok (so nice that you receive immediate results!!). And good news about your cataracts too. Mine are beginning....Enjoy your time off and relaxing with The Tim.

Claudia said...

It's lovely to hear about your Christmas preparations Bridget! When you mentioned house the house gets with furry companions it reminded me of what my dad says "when the dog lives in the house you are all living in the dog house." LOL There's a lot of truth to that :) BTW Simcha says that for you all the hugs and kisses are FREE. Merry Christmas Bridget.

elns said...

Your posts always speak to me. I'm sorry about the Snowman carnage, but it is awfully funny, ha. I'm so behind on all things Christmas it's sad, but it is what it is. I'll still focus on celebrating the positive.

Nance said...

@Claudia--It's the same with cats, but if you say it, it comes out with an entirely different (and somewhat salacious) meaning. ;-)

It has been a struggle to find my Joy this season. I'm still doing everything the same, but it feels a bit hollow. Presents are all wrapped and ready, tree has been up and decorated, and family will be here for the party on Christmas Eve. Sigh. I'm so tired.

Mereknits said...

Since I am four days behind Christmas is literally in two days!!!!!! RIP poor snowman, you deserved better.