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!