Hello and good morning. We are getting a little bit of rain and cooler weather here in Southern California which is a very good thing. The pup loves to snuggle up with her blanket on days like this.
As you know, my daughter is home and my son comes in on Christmas Eve. The plan is to pick him up from the airport and then head directly over to my MIL’s house for dinner. We don’t have firm plans for the week but we hope to put something together soon. Omicron is rearing its head everywhere. Closures announced daily. I feel that a shutdown is imminent and I hope flights are not affected this time around. It’s hard to plan for things. We saw Hamilton and The Band’s Visit recently and I kept checking for cancellation notices as some shows were cancelled due to COVID. We were lucky. My kids want my husband and I see see Spiderman before the theaters shutdown again. Maybe we can fit that in this weekend but I’m not sure I want to be in a sold out theater right now.
I made the mistake of scheduling a bunch of appointments this week. I don’t know why I do this. It’s my vacation. After Thursday the appointments will be over for awhile although I was told yesterday that I have to have surgery, TWO surgeries to address the problems with my kidneys. Yes, both of them. I was not expecting that. First surgery is in February.
I’m ready to just relax and have fun. We decided to eat out on Christmas. I always cook but the idea of shopping for groceries was too much so we will eat out and it will be good. I will make breakfast and then we will head out to an early dinner.
How is your reading going? I am trying to finish one more book and then I am calling it a year. For those who celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas to you! It’s almost here!
It occurred to me that I have not introduced you to my son’s cat. This is a cat that he befriended in the small Kansas town he lives in. Her name is Root Beer. She was completely feral and not giving him the time of day but now she comes inside for visits when the temps drop below 30 degrees. She also has a shelter that my son built out of an Igloo cooler but she prefers to step inside the house for a visit and some time with her catnip toys. Isn’t she sweet? She comes to the slider and waits for him to notice her. She is partially deaf so her meows are interesting. He is low on funds with the car situation being such an ongoing pain but soon he will get her spayed and vaxxed.
I have been feeling a little antsy again. Not anxious really but antsy like I have a lot to do when I really do not. Today I will decide on our Empty Nest Thanksgiving meal. My husband suggested we go to the local Chinese restaurant, which is really good and open that day but Chinese food on Thanksgiving? Nope. I will still cook, something.
Also, I got a message from Delta. My daughter’s return flight has already changed due to scheduling issues on their end. Please pray that this change and potentially others do not impact her in a huge way. It’s ridiculous that they have her flying to Atlanta first which is the opposite direction but I know, it’s their hub so blah blah.
Tonight my book club meets to discuss This Tender Land. I really enjoyed this one. It should be a good discussion. It will be good to get out too. I am tired of staring at these walls.
Hey, I got my booster! 24-hours later I was a bit out of it but then the very next day I was fine. For the sake of transparency, I suggest scheduling yours for when you don’t have much going on. That way you can just take care of yourself and not have to power through it. I was sore all over and had a low grade fever. Not bad but didn’t want to do much.
Some of us in student ministry are having a Friendsgiving! It’s this Sunday evening. I am making a tray of gluten-free caramelized onion cornbread stuffing to take along. It’s a Tyler Florence recipe which I will also make vegetarian. It’s yummy!
Have a great rest of the week!