Thursday, December 29, 2011
Since Monday night I have been sleeping like a baby! And sleeping at night! Heavenly!! Don't know why the sudden shift. Don't care. :):)
Yesterday Caroline was coming to clean in the afternoon so I had to pick up Miss Karma's mess. You'd think living alone I wouldn't be inundated with toy messes--LOL! She hated to part with her Christmas wrapping paper. I had to pull it out from under her.
After Caroline left I checked the mail and there was a box from Alaska! Donna sent me some Christmas surprises!!
A letter inside this matchbook shaped cover...
...an Alaskan Angel pin (giggle)...
...and a little matchbook shaped...
...notepad that she made! Thanks so much, Donna!! What a sweet surprise!!
While I was opening the present from Donna I got a text from Dagan telling me he had to run to work (he has the week off, but if they need him for techie emergencies...). Before I could answer he texted again--forgot that I had the second car--LOL! So, I called him and said I'd be right over. He took off for work...but not before putting on a British show neither of us had ever heard of that he had gotten hooked on the night before (Netflix streaming) called Survivors.
I checked online today and the newer version we were watching was cancelled after two seasons, so I don't know if it will have any kind of an ending (but I'll still watch it) and is a remake of the 70s Survivors that lasted three seasons. One of those after-a-virus-kills-off-99%-of-the-world's-population themes. Endlessly fascinating to me. ;)
I snapped a couple pictures while Dagan was gone...their beautiful tree...
...and a poor shot of Sammy. Annie was nowhere to be seen for some time. Off snoozing in their bedroom most likely. Then promptly forgot I had the camera with me at all.
Dagan came back later. Leah had to work late. I watched Survivors (saw three episodes last night) while Dagan made us boca burgers, broccoli, and some leftover sweet potato fries and tator tots from a restaurant. Was very good, but our planned Christmas dinner never happened. Both Dagan and Leah were sick--especially Leah when she finally got home, poor thing--with coughs/colds. So we never really had Christmas and they want to try again next week.
We watched the show, but did go downstairs to check out a loveseat that their former roommate, Matt, didn't want anymore. I had spied it when I was there checking on the cats over Christmas and then asked about it...since my chair has been broken for a while and is killing my back. See how the foot doesn't go all the way down.
And the foot gets stuck up in the air and won't catch half the time. My old faithful chair's days are numbered, even if Leah could replace that one spring.
There is so much stuff downstairs at their place now since Leah's mom died...boxes and piles of stuff. They moved things out of the way so that we could see if the feet actually went up and if it was actually comfortable. It's an older brown loveseat where each side has a footrest. Dagan and I checked it out and both sides worked, it's more comfortable than my chair is right now, and I figured out how to lower the footrest. Believe it or not I am too short to get enough weight on this push-the-foot-down type model--but if I scoot way down so that my feet go over the end of the footrest it will go right down slick as a whistle for me--LOL! May look a little silly, but it will work. :)
Dagan and Leah will talk to their friends with trucks after they are feeling better. My living room will have a make-over of sorts. Things don't change here much so this is exciting. My old lounger will go to the trash and the glider rocker will go in the garage for now (Karma's chair). Karma will be just shocked, I know. But I think she will love being able to sit right next to me on the loveseat. She wouldn't have to sit between my legs anymore and get kicked out ever time I want to get up. We'll see how it goes, but I would think she'd like it once she gets used to it. She may love small changes like strange packaging and boxes, but big changes throw her--ROFL! Goodness, just putting her cat bed up on the chair was shocking to her. Just you wait, Miss Karma! ;)
I can hardly wait! My back and hips and knees have been suffering ever since the chair broke. Probably adding to why December has not been a good month, you think? LOL!
Then Leah and I went through cards (we had at her place to eventually go up on the etsy shop) because I cannot make my Christmas thank you cards right now because of the cut finger. So I now have some already made that I can just change into thank you cards with a rubber stamp--tada!
Anyways, Leah sent me home this triple-decker container with assorted cookies...
...and this special, healthy gel to put on my wound.
Leah was practically falling asleep standing up as Dagan and I backed out of the garage. He drove me home on icy roads. The rain had turned them quite slick. Here's what it looked like as the sun was coming up this morning.
It was about 18 degrees then.
Right now it is 21 degrees and they say it might snow this afternoon or evening...possibly an inch. But it won't amount to much because the temperature is fluctuating between rain and snow every day and, in all likelihood, it will just melt away. What a miserable, dreary, brown winter. How do people stand it who don't get snow? ;)
Well, time to start working on my 2012 goal list. My to-do guiding wish list for the coming year. I got much less checked off than usual in 2011. I usually get to maybe half of it. I think I may have only hit about a fourth this year...but that doesn't mean 2012 won't be better. It's just kind of a guide or reminder, anyways. And I did do new things that weren't on the list, too. I'm very loose and adaptable with my goal list. :)
My finger is doing great. I'm still trying to keep it dry, so I'm still a bit limited in what I can and can't do, but by the new year it might be good to go. I'm going to try the whole day without a bandage today and just wrap it when I go to sleep...and do some energy work on it...and put this good ointment on a few times. :)
Oh, and I agreed to borrow the Gallant for my appointment with federal housing on Tuesday. Then after that I can try out the senior bus for something fun with no stress...like going to the Moorhead Center Mall to snoop at K&Krafts. That was what Dagan and Leah suggested and it sounded like a good plan. :)
Oh again! I got a blogger award and will think of seven things and do that soon, too.
Right now...I am exhausted and sore. Funny how sometimes when I finally am finally able to sleep I am just extra tired...like I can't get enough. ;)
Very best to everyone!! The new year is upon us! Whoohoo!!
"Feeling grateful towards someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value in your life."