December 2, 2011

December - A Look Ahead

We are not going to have a typical December or holiday this year. Our world is going to be a bit topsy-turvy for a while, and we’re anxious to get on with it. My husband is going to have hip replacement surgery next week! He’ll be in the hospital for 3-4 days and then recuperate for several weeks at a rehab facility. I sorely regret not going to a rehab facility after my knee replacement surgery in 2009, and we’re not going to make that mistake again. A local facility is quite wonderful and my sweet hubby will get much better care (and food, LOL) there than at home.

In addition to working this month, I will be looking after my sweet baboo while he is at the hospital, and then I’ll be visiting him daily at the rehab center. Of course, I will minding the cottage by myself during his recovery period. Yes, that means I will also be responsible for cooking! Now that ought to help me lose weight, don’t you think? In a nutshell, my time will be quite limited, so don’t look for many blog posts for a while.

How are the Christmas festivities going, you ask? I got the Christmas cards done and mailed them out this week. I’ll send out some e-cards a few weeks from now. Except for hanging glass ornaments on the big feather tree in the dining room, I’m done decorating. About 20% of the decorations made it out of the boxes this year. (And that is probably a generous estimate.) I arranged a couple of Santa displays. Three feather trees are substituting for two big trees. Candle lights are lit in the front windows of our cottage. The Christmas theme this year is “simple and manageable”. After all, I’m going to be the only one putting everything away a month from now. My shopping isn’t done. I’m going to worry about that later, LOL!

I have many more photos to share from the Alaskan adventure that we took this last summer. You can look forward to a few more of the “wildlife wonders” series. Then, I’ll begin to feature some exciting images of grizzly bears that live along Brooks River in Katmai National Park.

Prayers and good wishes are most welcomed for my sweet hubby. May the blessings, joys, and love of the Christmas season be with you this month!


  1. I'm sending an extra large helping of prayers and well wishes for your husband. You are way ahead of me on the Christmas thing. I don't have anything done and I'm hoping that maybe I can get a start on it this weekend.

  2. Best wishes for your hubby's recovery, and take it easy. Don't make any elaborate meals for yourself.

  3. Absolutely will be praying for your hubby and his hip replacement. Do you guys always choose such interesting times of the year for surgery? This means that he'll be in Rehab over Christmas? Maybe we'll be calling your Sweet Baboo a Christmas miracle. I do highly recommend Rehab even if my mother refused it the second time. There's a lot of quality care and they do know how to get folks on their feet and stronger quickly. Do let us know as you can how things are going. I'll be on pins and needles. (Besides all that, I think my sweet baboo could use this surgery himself.)

  4. Definitely will keep you and your hubby in my thoughts. I'm sure all will go well for him!

  5. Sounds like a totally busy month my friend.
    I will be praying for your hubby's surgery and recovery and for your cooking. LOL!
    Have a lovely day.

  6. Sending prayers for hubby; a successful surgery and total healing.

    As for cooking, Marie Callendar chicken pot pies; that's my two cents worth. :)


  7. Good luck and many prayers winging their way to God for Jim and for you. I hope you lose the weight, lol, that's always a nice thing about nobody cooking for you. :)

    Hugs! Jackie

  8. I will be sending thoughts and prayers to your hubby for Christmas!! Sounds like you are making a wise decision...

    Simple is the standard around here. I live alone and it's just too much trouble to cook. I grab "healthy" take out and agree with Sally..frozen!

    Hugs sweetie :)

  9. Surgery yet? Still praying! (hugs)

  10. Oh Lord Girl!!
    Everytime I turn my back, one of you is misbehaving!!Lolol

    Sending prayer for Hubby to heal Quickly!!! You've got a lot on your plate...!!
    Sending BIG HUGS to you both!!!

  11. Lots of prayers for you and your hubby Donna...thinking of you both as you manage your separate tasks.
    You sound a lot more organised than I am!

  12. Thank you so much for the beautiful card you sent, my sweet friend. Sorry I've been in absentia lately; there's been such a flurry of activity around here what with Christmas coming and life going on! But of course nothing like what you and sweet baboo are going through. I'm so glad he's getting excellent care. You take care of yourself too! Merry Christmas!


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