Monday, January 4, 2016

Holidays and family.

Thanksgiving and Christmas for 2015 and New Years for 2016 have all come and gone.  Today it is January 4, 2016.  I remember when we were all so uncertain what 2000 (Y2K) would bring.  Now that seems like ancient history.  A lifetime ago.  And for some it is.  New grandchildren have been born to us and our lives are very different.  There has been a lot of drama and at times peace and quiet.  I mostly like the love I get from the grandchildren.  They call me "Nana."  I like that.  Jack is now 7, Alex is 4, Lilly is 2 1/2, and Emma is 2 months old.
I am doing more physical exercise therapy for my hip bursitis caused by my hips being out of alignment while walking in a cast/walking boot after breaking my leg on 9/7/2014.  It is very painful.
My nephew, Tony, came for Thanksgiving and stayed until January 3.  Nephew Jeff flew down on December 22 for the holidays.  We played games all the time, ate and cooked and ate again.  We had a great fun time playing Christmas II, a new gift exchange game we created.  Everyone leaves the table with a stack of gifts and prizes.  It is a lot of fun.  The big funny this year was the purple purses that Leslie and Pam were trying to get and keep.  Little did they know there were two of them so they would each get one.  It was so funny to watch them.  When the holidays were over and it was time for Tony and Jeff to leave I had to fight so hard to not weep and weep.  I was so so very sad that they were going home.  Tony helped me so much with kitchen chores and the computer and the Wi-fi trouble we have been having.  He helped us move beds around and helped with dishes all the time.  He was so helpful and I appreciated it so very much.  He makes a nice pot of coffee too.  He is patient when explaining things to me and showing me things programs on my computer will do.  I really appreciate that.  Now we will wait another year for visits again.
My new car, a Lincoln Navigator 2016 model, arrived on 12/31.  We went to the dealer and signed for it and drove it home.  It is metallic sapphire blue and I had silver pin striping and Mickey Mouse icons painted on it.  I love it.  I need a long nap.
God bless you and keep you all.  Jesus rocks!!