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.