December greeted me with a head cold. I don’t get sick very often and haven’t had a cold for years. I can handle the annoyance of being congested and the slightly sore throat; it’s the restless nights and feeling “punky” that I don’t enjoy. As they say, “this too shall pass.”
I got all my fall and Thanksgiving decor put away earlier this week. When we were first married J started getting me a Christmas Village; over the years I have received a nice arrangement of pieces. I got the village set up Tuesday evening and put a few wintry decorations around the house.
Between a congested head and tired eyes it’s hard to concentrate on my book and J got into a movie the other night. I’m not a big Adam Sandler fan, but The Longest Yard is an enjoyable movie.
And in case you are wondering: The Secret Piano: From Mao’s Labor Camps to Bach’s Goldberg Variations. This true story written by is about a talented Chinese piano player that experienced China’s Cultural Revolution in the 1960’s-70’s and moved to the United States for a few years after her release from labor camp.
Last month I mentioned that I was enrolled in an art class. Turns out there were only two of us that signed up and the class was cancelled.
How are you coming along on your Christmas shopping? I have started.
On J’s side of the family (he has one older brother and one younger sister) the six brother and sister in-laws do a name draw and buys for one person. We send each other a list of ideas, so that makes it easy. We have three nephews and one niece; three of them are 3 years old or younger, that makes it fun! I have come across several websites that make cute baby and kid stuff.
For my side of the family we try to get something Dad can use on the ranch; J usually has an idea or two. Mom, Sister and I keep it simple and get each other something unique and fun.
The most difficult person I have to buy for is the Rancher. I am open to ideas, please share in the comments.