Friday, December 22, 2017

Last normal day

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This will be my last normal day until next year.  The family starts to arrive tomorrow afternoon.  We won't be home when they do.  LOL  We will make sure they can get in the house by leaving a key with a neighbor.

Here is what our next few days look like.

23rd...........Open house at our Daughter's and Son in Law's.  We will attend Mass on that side of town for the 4th week of Advent.  They live about an hour away from us.  Brother and Niece arrive in town too.

24th............Pick up bday cake from Costco at 10.  Call discount cab to make sure they will be at my mom's to pick her up by 1:30 for her party.'s a surprise.  Party with the family and friends from 2 to 5:30.  Attend Mass at our church for Christmas Day Obligation.  Open house with our oldest friends from our church.  Come home and CRASH!

25th................Christmas dinner at Son's and Daughter in Law's house with the whole family.

26th...............Family time with Niece's family of 5 and Brother's family of 2.  Maybe will get a nice walk in this day with my dogs.

27th...............Niece and family is might leave.

28th..............Brother will for sure leave this day if he is still here

29th.................hurry up and clean the house again as Brother in Law from Vegas will probably be coming to stay with us for a few days.

30th..................Start prepping food for company

31st..................Annual party with good friends from Vegas.  Lots of food and love passed around all day.  Lucky for me, she is a knitter and we sit and knit while the guys watch football.  I have all the food pre-made and don't have to do anything once everyone gets here.  

January 1, 2018...........................Life will be back to normal again.

I have decided to go ahead and cast on another pair of socks.  Not sure when that will happen.  Maybe tonight while I am unwinding from my day of grocery shopping, laundry and rearranging our guest room.

I want to thank all of you for your prayers for my blood work.  It is getting better but not back to normal yet.  Please continue to pray.  Until my levels are normal again, I have had to go off all my Prescription drugs for my Arthritis.  I will just say that my body is not happy about that.  By 5 in the evening, my joints are screaming at me and they want drugs.  I am learning to deal with the pain (level being an 8) through prayer and concentrating on knitting.  

Until next time.....................happy crafting!!!!!!!!!


  1. Marsha, I'm so happy your blood work is better, but what a price to pay for the arthritis pain. May I suggest an herbal gel? It's called Arnica. When I have joint pain, it really helps me. You might be able to use that effectively. Anyway, it's just a suggestion, I know lots of folks who have had good luck with it. I have trouble swallowing pills so I'm always looking for alternative cures and help!

    Your whole holiday season is BUSY!!! :) I hope you have a great time! It's just me and Alex and the furry kiddies, we'll have lots of fun too! :)

  2. Oh Sweetie! I have been praying for you even though I haven't been over here. It sounds like you will have a wonderful holiday season with friends and loved ones and church. I wish you the bestest, most pain free, worry free, full of laughter and joyous Christmas ever good friend!

  3. ok. prayers. on it!
    Your week sure sounds busy - I know from experience that stress affects by blood levels so I wish for you a stressless Christmas week. Looks like you have it in hand after January 1. lol. Merry Christmas!! and a healthy New Year.


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