Busy weekend-all the inside decorations are up:
My grandmother made this tree in 1975 or so. She went blind from diabetes shortly thereafter. She's been gone now for almost 17 years and yes, I miss her everyday. The table it's on is an antique sewing machine stand that someone converted into a table-it still has the wrought treadle on the bottom.
In lieu of a fireplace mantle, we must use the stair rail to hang stockings.
Last year we bought a fake tree because I had so many problems and it was easier. We prefer real trees, but this will do for a few years. Elena did most of the decorating this year.
The outside ones have been up about a week-fortunately, this is where it helps NOT to take some down from the year before-errrrrrr
I finished Elena's shrug yesterday-pics will soon follow if I can get her to model it with a matching shirt sometime in the next few days.
The skating party Elena attended on Saturday was fun, but since she doesn't know how to skate, tiring for me. We then decided to put up the tree and stuff afterwards-always a mistake to cram everything in one day, but we did.
Christmas shopping was being done also. I bought Mike a couple suits for Christmas, so he had to get fitted for those Sunday. I'll pick up a few more things for him and he'll be set. We did hit Toys R Us on the way and picked up some stuff for Elena. The one thing she really wanted was that damn Barbie "Big Pimping" bus thing with the hot tub attached. Her list includes that with explicit instruction about the hot tub one. We found it, but is that Barbie stuff expensive or what?
I can't figure out what to get my mother-she has jewelry out the wazoo and her birthday is the 23rd too. She needs nothing, yet wants and expects something nice. Oy.
I am finally going clothes shopping for myself today. Yes, I get my first paycheck and some other money and blow it immediately. It's been 4 1/2 months since the weight came off, my shirts are all way too big and the pants I bought in the smaller size back in August are falling down when I walk-I don't even have to unbutton them to go to the bathroom (perhaps TMI) and I am desperate. Another 4 lbs has come off too, so total weight loss from discontinuing steroids and eating the same is 40 lbs. How can one little pill cause so much havoc?