And the sky turns to fire, December 22, 2014 sunset, out my front door
Christmas was very low key around here, and thankfully it is over. I got really sad the few days
leading up to Christmas. December 24th is/was my parents wedding anniversary. It was a sad day for all of us, Mom especially. But, she consoled her kidlets like she always has, and with a few tears and lots of happy, laughing memories, we made it through.
We've had a few days of really chilly weather, for Texas anyhow. Rain, wind and dark days. Hubby and I spent the week-end hunkered down in the house, reading and watching a few bowl games and a movie or two. Just being cozy. Today it was starting to look like we might be getting low on food supplies, so we trekked out in the rain this morning to replenish the larder and get ready for the onslaught of more bowl games this coming week.
Christmas week also brought me an introduction to my new orthopedist, 2 cortisone injections, and a schedule for physical therapy. Yikes! I found out I have bursitis in both hips and osteoarthritis in both knees. The knee that had been hurting the worst was actually in better shape than the other one. Well of course I knew something was wrong, so the diagnosis was not really a surprise, more a shock since my Dr. in the past had always told me I showed no signs of arthritis. Up to now that is... Well, some of it can be fixed or at least alleviated. He says the physical therapy will help my hips. The knee...well, when he explained how the cushioning cartilage was gone...he said "the train has left the station, the horse is out of the barn, that bridge has burned, that ship has sailed, etc. etc. Yes, he did, and a lot more of those that I can't remember. He told me he will give me cortisone shots as often as is allowed, but that in a couple of years I would be begging him for a knee replacement. ???? I start physical therapy tomorrow, no time will be wasted.
Did I ever show you or tell you about the cute little garland I made a few years ago, using candy papers? These are the paper cups from the Ferrero Rocher candies. I always save them, they make me laugh, and have such possibilities. The gold paper wrapping is nice to recycle too. Fortunately, I did not buy any of those candies this year, I like them too much. I did hang a wreath on the front door and put up a tiny table tree, but that was the extent of decorating around here.