Monday, December 27, 2010


Christmas morning Elaine made us delicious scrambled eggs for breakfast.  They were so good.  She and Joe got to eat bacon with them.  I couldn't.  : (  But that was OK.

We had lots of gifts to open.  And I mean lots.  For a poor Christmas we did pretty good.  I can't even begin to name all we got. We are so fortunate.  Joe gave me a Tassimo beverage maker.  I had wanted one, but never thought I'd get it.  Can't wait to try it out.  Elaine gave me a lot of clothes.  I need them since I lost so much weight.  My other clothes are falling off of me.  And she made sure they were soft and stretchy so they wouldn't hurt my incisions.  My big gift to Joe was a quilted hoody jacket.  He loves it.  And Elaine got a new set of pots and pans from Joe and me.  Of course there were lots of other stuff too.

We got to talk to our two brothers on the phone.  That was nice.  We never get to be all together anymore.  Maybe some year we can arrange that.  

Joe also talked with his son and his family in Tennessee and his dad in the hospital.  Yes, his dad is back in the hospital and has been for the last week.  His breathing is bad again and his blood sugar went up to over 400.  That's coming down now, so that is good.

About 3 p.m. Joe called our friend, Carole, who was taking care of our cat, Jenny, for us.  She told us about the coming snow.  We immediately got on the computer and was looking at all the different websites and scenarios of when and where the snow was coming.  Then we decided that we had better leave immediately.  The only problem was I was really tired, we hadn't eaten and we would be driving in the dark again.  We ended up with Joe packing up the car and we stayed to leave first thing in the morning because the best sites seemed to say that we wouldn't get the snow until the morning.  We figured if we left early enough the most we would drive through would be flurries.

Elaine made us angel hair pasta with asparagus and shrimp.  It was very good. 

So we stayed over and had a really nice time with Elaine.  So glad we stayed.  It worked out so much better that way.

Under the tree was loaded!

Joe with his morning coffee in a nutcracker mug.

Me and Cody enjoying one of his toys.

Joe in his new jacket.

Elaine opening her pots and pans.

Joe gave me a beautiful ring with our names engraved on it.

Joe and I with our haul.

And Elaine with hers.

Me and Elaine


  1. You were truly blessed in both gifts & time with Elaine.Joe looks great in his coat! I LOVE the pictures! They turned out really well & thanks for sharing.
    Russ & I will keep Joe's dad in our prayers as well as you for continued healing.
    Lottsa love & hugs

  2. Oh my, you did have a wonderful Christmas. It is always nice to be with family during the holidays.


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