We got a lot of good stuff though. We got Amish butter, a piece of brie cheese, a half gallon of milk in a glass bottle (a blast from the past) which we have to return next time, 2 lbs of onions, 2 lbs of apples, 2 lbs of potatoes, kale, a bag of cranberries and a small chicken. I'm trying to figure out what to do with the cranberries. I've never used fresh cranberries before. I'm thinking of making a sugar-free apple and cranberry pie for Joe for Christmas.
Next we had to stop at the library to return a couple of books I had finished with. I stayed in the car and Joe went in. He was inside a long time. I kept getting sicker and sicker. When he finally came out, Donna (the Library Assistant 2) was with him to see me. It was so good to see her again. I do miss the people I work with. Joe said everyone was asking for me and wanting to know how I was doing, etc.
Our last stop was at my friend Debbie's house because we were going to exchange gifts. I was too sick to go in. Joe went to the door and just handed in our bag and got hers.
When we got home I ran into the house, took my Compazine and laid down. In half an hour it was as if someone had switched off the nausea and I felt fine. I have learned my lesson and will take it before I go out next time. I suffered needlessly for 3 hours.
Today I felt so much better and even went to church. It was good to be there. We sang Christmas carols and had a message on the Magi. Even so, it doesn't feel like Christmas at all.
|The wreath I made for the front door the day I came home from the hospital. The "berries" are gold jinglebells.|