Wednesday, December 28

CHRISTMAS WITH FAMILY/FRIENDS

Just three more days til all the decorations come down and the tree gets tossed out. Not ready to let December go.Is it a rule we have to put everything away Jan 1rst?.......... I hope you all had a Merry Christmas.Mine was awesome. Just being with friends and family made me feel so Blessed.
                                         On the 17th ,we had a dinner in the gym for our Church and their extended families.And the Community.We had over 200 for dinner,And plenty of food left over.Pastor was in Charge of the games, I assisted him and his wife.We had 37 gifts to give away as door prizes.(That made it exciting.)At the end of the evening.We showed a slide show of some of the activity's we did Thru out 2011.I enjoyed watching the people fellowing shipping and laughing and the littler kids running around having a good time.
                                          On the 23rd My Sister Bonnie & her Husband Scott drove down to spend the night at my house. I took them to dinner.A place called" Cool Hand Luke's."We ate and laughed and ate and ate, Good times.The next morning my best friend Mark stopped by to say hello to them.My Bro- in -law Scott treated the four of us to breakfast at a  Little place called Nifty's.A Mom and Pop old fashion style diner.Breakfast is always good there.The diner is filled with regulars that sit around the counter and drink coffee and read the newspaper and talk.
                                           On Christmas Eve I was invited over to Marks and his wifes' house.Had dinner(a great ham and a string bean casserole) Did a gift exchange, They gave me a nice oil painting of a tree ,and in the background there is a Church.Love the painting.Something about trees I like,In my earlier blog posting I  explain why and what they mean to me.Also got a neck rest for whenever I want to relax on the lap top or watch TV,Their kids bought me a nice razor,And Marks Mom sent me a DVD player...
                                             On Christmas Day I spent it at my other Sisters house(The one that God did a miracle on her liver, Trisha)Read my earlier posting on her story.Thank you Jesus,She was even able to cook the turkey and make pies.She gave me a nice 49er key chain.I had been eyeballing awhile back.We had a real nice time as a Family.Talked about our Parentso and our three Sisters that we had lost in the last ten years.But we all stayed  in good Spirits.So to me the most important lesson this Christmas learned was.You make the best of any situation and learn to laugh and that Family&Friends are everything.
                                              I hope you all had a great Christmas

Tuesday, December 20

You will be missed.



Hello everyone,
Sitting here watching my three year old and six year old God Children.Whew, where does all that energy come from?Found out the hard way how much power two Short bread cookies can do.I'm baffled at what a six year old can get from running from the couch to the wall 100 times.Sure is tiring me out, just watching them .Thank God for The Cartoon network,I can sit and a blog a minute.Spoke to soon.Now shes making airplane sounds and Counting the presents under the tree,While he's running a car up down the arm of the couch.Kids you gotta a love them.

Up date on my Client of two years. She passed away.She was 91. She had a stroke, While in the hospital they found several blood clots in her leg and wanted to amputate.But her heart was to weak for surgery.So the Family decided Hospice would take over and keep the pain under control.I sat with her awhile,She held my hand. Her mind was so clear,She the one with Alsheimers.She said you know Thanksgiving is in two days.And ishe was right.I asked her if she was scared? She said no.She said shes ready for Heaven and the Angels are coming. Wow, this is tough to let her go.Her Family asked me to be a Pall Beaer .What an Honor.She was One of the sweetest people I ever cared for.She taught me so much in two years.But she was ready to let go and go on..You will be missed A.W.

Merry Christmas to All and A Blessed...

Saturday, December 3

DECK THE HALLS

Sitting here at home. I'm watching Christmas movies and brought out another box to unpack. Christmas is fast approaching .In November I made up my mine.This year I will get out all the decorations.Last year I didn't even buy a tree. Just didn't feel like it.(I was missing the Family home and My Parent to much.) But now I've decided, what better way to have them be a part of this Christmas,then to bring out ALL Mom&Dads' decorations.So I unpacked seven Containers.I've got to say It made me feel better.And it feels like CHRISTMAS In My HOME..Funny how every ornament tells a story, or a Santa triggers a memory.I am greatful for the time I did have with my Family.
Enough of that.So I put on the Christmas Music the ol fashion way.Direct TV channel 300 something and Me and Nug began to deck the halls.I even put on my Dads Santa Hat.Nug ran &jumped in the chair,Trying to hide( or cover her ears.)Not sure. I busted out with fa la la la la la la la la. She began to shake.I said "C.Mon Nugg join in." It was all fun and game..... til I caught a glimpse in the mirrow.No wonder she shook.Nearly scared myself..Oh well ,it gave me a good laugh.After a couple hours of decorating I felt a sense of Peace.I have so much to be thankful for. Blessed with great friends.My friend Mark stopped by with lights he bought for me & he put them up,His wife gave me several Ornaments to add to my collection.Very nice.So it does feel like Christmas in Johns World.