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We had 4 Christmas’ this year. First up was Christmas with Kim’s family. Opened gifts here on Christmas Eve, then spent the 25th at Sherry & James’ place. Played games, had our Christmas meal & watched a movie. Kim’s family went home on Boxing Day.
In the afternoon of Boxing Day, Corey, Jolene, & Hannah came over in the mid-afternoon to have our Christmas we have with them as we do normally. No big meal though! Thank goodness.
The only problem for me was trying to figure out how to get into Sherry & James’ house. It’s a nice place but not wheelchair friendly. I made it in without falling! I don’t think I’ve ever fallen there. James’ brother Jeffrey was with us for 1/2 Christmas Day, & here on Christmas Eve as well. He’s a really nice guy to chat with.
On the 27th we had Christmas with my family. We all did an escape room. 2 teams of 5 people. My uncle, his girlfriend, & 2 cousins were with us for Christmas. We had pizza for supper, then opened gifts, & finished the evening with a game of Pictionary & Mad Gab.
After we had just finished opening gifts, my parents got a call from a paramedic in Calgary. My grandparents were in Airdrie for Christmas staying with my aunt, uncle & 2 cousins. They had dropped my grandparents of at the airport to fly home. They hadn’t boarded the plane & my grandmother had “a small heart attack” they said.
They think it was cardio myopathy. I guess it really damaged her heart & her brain wasn’t working quite right. Mom & Dad were on the phone a lot on Friday (29th) keeping other family members up to date.
On the 28th I did absolutely nothing, I was REALLY tired. Kim went over to visit Jolene & Hannah. Their dog Dug needed to have a play date with Brewster. Kim thought Corey was working, so I stayed home & watched “The X-Files” on Netflix. I should have had a nap instead. I was too young to watch this when it was on TV, but I can’t wait for the new season.
Friday the 29th was Christmas with my mother’s side of the family at my cousin’s house in Rouleau (pronounced Rolo). Aunts, uncles, cousins & all of my cousin’s young kids. More of a family get together. No gifts or anything just appetizers & a turkey dinner. Unfortunately Mitch & Dad were both ill & stayed home.
It’s REALLY cold out today, December 30, 2017, we’re not leaving the house today however, I’m wearing my usual attire of shorts & a T-Shirt though. I even asked Kim for some of the comforter in the middle of the night. That’s very rare. Make a note on your calendar!
Cold day, a good day to hunker down & watch movies with Kimmy. She found a “Rocky” marathon. She loves those movies. Yes, we own them all, from the first “Rocky” all the way to “#Creed”.
I don’t like to speak about my Christmas gifts. It’s very embarrassing to me. I’m grateful for them, but also embarrassed by the amount of stuff I receive. I prefer & enjoy giving gifts. That’s one of the reason I don’t talk about what I’ve received. Please don’t ask?
Well, it’s New Year’s Eve December 31, 2017 means I’m 9 years cancer free. I’m still in a wheelchair, iPatch over my left eye, & still on 5 medications. All of that being said, I’m fine.
We spent New Year’s with Corey, Jolene, Hannah, Gosha, Twyla, & Elouise (spelling may be off here). Yes we were home & in bed before midnight.
Kim has the entire week off, but I’ll start my workouts on Tuesday. I’m going to change it up a bit throughout the year so it doesn’t become the same daily routine. You’ll still get a weekly total though!
Just spoke with my mother, mom & dad may be heading to the Alberta boarder to pick up my grandparents this weekend (6th & 7th). Just the other day grandma thought the year was 1532, she was in a mall, & had been there for 2.5 years. Sounds like she is doing better now. When the paramedic called on the 27th we were all shocked that they said Jean Fraser was in the back of the ambulance? Grandpa is the one with a bad heart. I guess I’m lucky to still have two grandparents alive at my age. I also got to know 3 of my great grandmothers.
Another tune from “A Perfect Circle”
If I knew in 2017 what I know now, Pink, U2, The Devin Townsend Project, & Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds would have appeared on my top albums of the year.
Pink – Beautiful Trauma
U2 – Songs of Experience
No, I didn’t care for their free album either, “Songs of Innocence”
The Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?
I’ll do a review of these albums over the next 4 posts. If you’ve never enjoyed U2, you probably won’t like their new album. As a U2 fan, I REALLY like it.
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Stay safe out there,
“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres