Hello out there...well here in my neck of the woods, the snow & ice is gone and it didn't rain today. Tomorrow, hopefully I can get that front yard of mine cleaned up with the lawn mower. The weather guys are saying it's supposed to stay dry for awhile now. YIPEE !!!!! No rain, no snow, no ice rain, no hail, no sleet !!!!!!!
It took almost two hours to do a little grocery shopping this afternoon. Today, I shopped at Fred Meyer which is a combination store...besides groceries you can find shoes, electronics, photo processing, hardware items, furniture, a garden shop, they also sell clothes for the whole family, towels, bedding, toys, you name it....... "Freddies" usually has it. Sort of a "one stop shopping" if you will. Anyway the place was packed, the isles crowded and I left my list at home, to wandered up and down each isle in the grocery section so I wouldn't forget anything.
My son, Jim had his appointment with the plastic surgeon today regarding the injury to his nose in last week's car accident. He called me after the appointment and was thrilled to report that the doctor says he sees no need for surgery. He examined him thoroughly and said it's still very swollen up inside there but it's not out of alignment so should heal fine on its own within 3 or 4 months. So that's good news.
I'm still working on those Christmas letters for the cards I send to out of town family. The rest are done, sealed, stamped and ready to be mailed. I'll start mailing the ones that go across the ocean the first of the week and the other ones soon after that. Then my next project is dragging all the bags out of my closet and sort thru the items that have been purchased for Christmas gifts. I shop all year long, as I never have a big wad of money in December to do all my Christmas shopping. Besides, if I'm somewhere and see something that looks like it would be a good gift for someone, I get it. I may not ever come back to that store again (Example; being in Alaska this summer, I bought several Christmas gifts there). I've always done that unless it was clothing items for my own kids or grand kids when they were growing like weeds. Then I would wait until the end of November before I started buying those items. Now that they are teenagers, they don't want clothes from Grandma anymore. Gift cards work just fine for teenagers.
Well, folks my break is over. I hope everyone had a good week and those of you in the mid-west are doing ok with the storms coming thru that area. Take care, stay warm and more later..........Linda