Monday, December 2, 2019

In recovery mode


I wish I could tell you we had a lovely Thanksgiving. We  both ended up with a 48 hour stomach virus, although I still say it was the ham sandwich we ate the day before that gave us food poisoning.

Bill's best friend was very concerned, and kneaded his dad's stomach often in an attempt to wake him. Saturday we were feasting on leftovers, and did so all weekend. 

I finally got enough energy to put up the tree.


This is about how much energy I had for two days. Charlie Brown tree was going to be IT. Then...
I woke with a burst of energy Sunday. I got the tree in its box stuck on a stop shelf in the closet. I finally finagled it down and erected the tree. It isn't fancy, and the ornaments are precious and priceless but not costly. Some are almost fifty years old and most are hand made by our children and grandchildren. Each has significance and is meaningful. I love it when the kids come over and find their old art work and decorations. The stories are the same year after year, but it is fun to remember.

These baby footprints are reminders of the growth each great-grandson has experienced to date and the steps they will continue to take toward growing up, and having big old stinky man feet. Alex is sightly built, but look! He had the biggest baby feet.

For now I can still kiss and count their toes and massage their little feet. When I hang all the homemade ornaments, I count my blessings one by one. Each has a name attached.

From our house to yours, we wish you a happy holiday season. Take care of yourself as you rush around taking care of chores, shopping, and others. What do you do for self care and pampering? 

10 comments:

Pat Wahler said...

Ornaments from years ago are such a delight - like taking a stroll into the past.

Feeling sick is especially hard at the holidays. Glad you and Bill are feeling better!

Val said...

Sorry you were sick, but at least one of you had a four-legged caretaker. I like those foot ornaments. Good job on your tree-decorating.

DUTA said...

The baby feet ornaments are priceless!
Feel well and enjoy all your Christmas ornaments!

Kim said...

Glad you two are on the road to recovery! Our family blames Thanksgiving-week sickness on "sour" stuffing (and has used that excuse for 40 years or more). Your tree looks wonderful! Merry Christmas!

Sioux Roslawski said...

Your tree is lovely, and that last photo--of Bill's BFF posing with the snowman and snowwoman--is darling.

janet smart said...

Glad you have recovered! Love the foot print ornaments.

Kelly Steel said...

Wishing you happy holidays as well! Beautiful ornaments and the foot print ones.

Susan said...

Linda, the tree looks absolutely lovely. And what fabulous memories those ornaments evoke. Sooooo sorry to hear about the wretched ham sandwich ordeal. That was NOT FUNNY. Take care and have a beautiful weekend. And thank you so much for stopping by my blog, Writing Straight from the Heart, and commenting too. Always love when you stop by. Susan

Connie said...

I'm so sorry to hear you were ill, but I'm glad to hear you are feeling better now. Your tree decorations sound a lot like ours.

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