Here we are, already a week into the new year, and I, for one, am glad to have December behind me as long as things change a bit for the better.
I had three illnesses during December and that somehow
dampened the Christmas spirit in my house. I didn't even get a tree up and barely got the Nativity set up in time for the Baby to arrive!
I was able to have Ginny Hunt, from Peru, (Maine, that is), to join me for Christmas dinner but we didn't have anything elaborate. Ginny made a lovely squash pie and I provided the chicken and vegetables and that was it. Since we are both in our seventies we don't seem to have
the appetites we once had.
The Monday after Christmas I came down with some intestinal bug and had a miserable week. I don't recommend it to anyone! I am just getting my strength back and was able to keep my doctor's appointment on Thursday. It sounds rather silly to say one was too sick to go to the doctor's. but I was. Anyhow, Joe Shimamura had an appointment Thursday. Gerry and I both had
mammograms scheduled for the morning and I had my appointment after Joe. so it worked out quite well and we made a day of it. We had lunch at some new, to me anyway, restaurant on Route 26 and the food was
very good. We even managed to do some shopping between appointments.
I forgot to mention that Debbie Brown came and got me late Christmas day after Ginny had left and took me and Chloe to Bethel where I had supper with she and Owen. We thought Chloe would have fun playing with Brutus and Missy, but she only had eyes for the cat. Up until
that time I didn't realize how much she missed Garbo. Anyhow, by the time the evening was over she had gotten the cat to touch noses with her. Owen cooked scallops and yam slices and they were very good.
They know how much I like scallops! Owen had to wait for his supper though because all three dogs thought they had to sit in my lap so he held Chloe and coaxed his dogs to leave me alone long enough to eat.
I am a magnet for animals. And speaking of that, I am getting overrun with mice. I know Garbo was a very good mouser even when she wasn't feeling very well, but I didn't know how good until now. I really don't want the responsibility of another cat even though I know Chloe
would love one, so I am going to try one of those electronic thingamajigies and see if that works.
I am sure there is a lot more news out there but I haven't been in circulation enough this month to find out any and have had to learn all I know from The Citizen when it comes out just like everyone else.
Hopefully that will change a bit. So, until next time, stay warm and dry and may it snow on the mountain but not in the valley. Keep the peace.