As promised, here are the links to Dr. M’s further posts from our vacation: Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Thomas & home.
This was one of the weirdest Christmases in recent memory – death, illness, sticky heat… We made it through with a little help from our friends & family.
This is my last Project 365 post – and it’s a long one because I’m going through the end of the year. After 6 years the joy has worn off & this post has become a chore to do each week. Never fear! I plan to continue to blog & will definitely post interesting pictures as they happen.
Sunday, December 20th
And our neighbor’s house.
Monday, December 21st
I went to Walmart to find Christmas cards. When I got back in the car I realized that I was just a tad windblown. Made me laugh.
Tuesday, December 22nd
My daily walk – the Tiny Little Dog/Hippie Van/Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer edition.
Wednesday, December 23rd
Today we headed to NC for Christmas. Before we left town we saw these great cars.
Scenery from the road…
My step-mother Amy has not been doing well, so we stayed in a hotel.
Thursday, December 24th
Today we found out that Dr. M’s aunt Helen died. He headed out to be with his dad, & I spent the day with Daddy & Amy & shopping with my sister-in-law B (thanks B!). We exchanged gifts with my brother’s family and Daddy & Amy that evening, but this is the only picture I took – from my dreadmill walk at the hotel.
Friday, December 25th
Today Dr. M & I went to spend the day with his dad. Here are some things we saw:
That evening Dr. M fell asleep while I crocheted & watched Harry Potter (yes, I was still working on one of those blasted blankets – ha!).
Saturday, December 26th
Sunday, December 27th
Today I was going to meet Daddy at the nursing home to sing with him, but he called to let me know that he was taking Amy back to the emergency room. She’s been having trouble with fluid buildup hampering her ability to breathe. She’d been in the hospital for a couple of days the week before, but the fluid had built up again. I met them at the hospital and sat with them until they took her back. I used one of my new handy Swiss Army crochet hooks to work on a project. (Thanks B – these will come in handy!).
I left the hospital to go pick up Dr. M so that we could go to his aunt’s funeral. We got to see some family at the funeral that we otherwise would have missed on this trip, so it was a mixed blessing. That evening, I took my daily walk by going up & down the hallways & stairwells of our hotel. They’re obviously doing some renovations. Ha!
Monday, December 28th
Monday morning we met our friends for our annual breakfast & then we headed home to Ohio. We’ve been doing this since 1984 - I missed one gathering because I was in Zambia. I gave these ladies the blankets I’d been making for them.
I never did get a good picture of any of the blankets, so I asked them to take pictures for me. Two of them posted pictures on Facebook. The third one doesn’t do Facebook – she needs to get with the program!
Tuesday, December 29th
Neither of us took a picture today! So you get my screen shot of my daily walk.
Wednesday, December 30th
My friend J made our gifts this year – I love the snow couple. Maybe we’ll even have some snow for them eventually!
Dr. M saw a couple of chickadees out back. They’re so cute.
Thursday, December 31st
I figured out a workaround for my discontinued yarn issue for the blanket I’m making for Dr. M and me. I finished the last square & got them all labeled so that I can piece them together. Better get with it – the 2016 crochet along is starting soon & I’m making two more blankets!
I’ve really enjoyed doing this project for 6 years. Who knows, maybe I’ll do it again sometime. Hope everyone has a great week!