I'm back. And feeling much better. A special thanks to my Facebook friends (who also read here) for your kind thoughts and wishes and prayers. They helped, really they did, over a few rough days with this annoying cold.
Yesterday in my cold-like stupor (not from med's, for I no longer believe in them), I drove to our former town where the dentist agreed I should have my infected root canal tooth yanked from my head. That will happen on the fourth of January. Then I did some grocery shopping, also in my cold-induced fog, where I didn't even forget to buy a ton of things, as I do regularly.
But I also bought a gift card for our daughter's ex-boyfriend and I will mail it to him today. Both Tom and I wrote notes to him inside the Christmas card, and well, we'll miss Carl this week. For seven years, in some ways, he was like the son we never had and what a sweetheart he was at Christmastime--he so appreciate any little thing we gave him. It's a true pleasure to spend time with people who appreciate everything.
Hopefully, Carl won't altogether disappear from our lives now that he and Naomi are no longer a couple.
We'll celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, literally in the evening, with Naomi and she will spend the night, even, the first time for her inside this old farmhouse. Tom will work his usual 12-hour shift on Christmas Day, all day long. Naomi and I will watch dvd's on Christmas morning then she will return to her three cats.
And then the world will keep spinning as it is known to do.
See the photo in my header? Well, the photo in this post is that same exact scene, except it was taken today, a few weeks later. Quite the difference, huh?