November 14, 2022
Just thought I’d write a short post as it’s been three weeks since my last one.
We all got through the November 5 anniversary of Jeff’s death. I was irritable this time around and I knew it. Did a lot of apologizing and leaned more on God. When the death is as traumatic as Jeff’s was, it just makes that day’s memories so much harder. Even nine years later, people still say stupid things. It doesn’t matter how old the child was when they died, whether pre-born, 2 years old, a teenager, or 34 years old as was my son. Losing an adult child to death is a whole other category. Don’t tell me, “Well, at least you had him for 34 years.” That’s not the point. He was still my child. There should be a required course on what not to say to someone who is grieving. Yeah.
Had my usual 6-month doctor appointment last week. She said all my labs looked really good. I told her how much good the primidone is for my tremors… what a God-send that medication has been! I go back in April 2023. Jerry has his 3-month appointment this coming Thursday.
We’re having our first snow today. No use taking a photo as you wouldn’t be able to see it because it’s coming down so lightly. It’s picked up some in the past ten minutes, but I’m betting we won’t see much. Our area is in the forecast of trace to maybe two inches. Meh, I’ll believe it when I see it.
Since I’d planned on staying home anyway because of the iffy-ness of the weather, I took the opportunity to perm my hair since it’d been six months from the last time I’d done it. It was sooooo much easier to roll since I’m taking the primidone for my tremors. What a difference that made! I’ll cut it another day when I have more time. For the time being, it’s curl-able with my curling iron to at least have a better look. (Have I ever mentioned I hate my absolutely flat, fine hair that I’ve had all my life? Ha!)
I have all the recycled cardboard “gingerbread houses” and mini houses for ornaments ready for next Sunday’s family get-together at our apartment. I already have the “snow” (cotton) and cardboard rounds for the houses to be set on when decorating is finished. I’ve been gathering the things necessary for decorating and have begun making some extra goodies everyone can use. I’ve made a lot of mini items… snowmen, Amazon boxes and mailers (those things you get in the manilla envelopes), wrapped gifts, and other items. All I have to worry about on Saturday is the baking and making I want to do for the eats and treats. Everyone says they are coming. I’m so excited!!
That’s all for now. I need to get back to busy. 😆
Love and blessings to all of you!