Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Ready for Christmas

Hello friends and fellow bloggers,

I hope you are all well and enjoying the lead up to Christmas. 

Personally I've been sick for well over a month with some kind of cold and flu bug. The primary irritant for most of this time is chest congestion and phlegm in the throat. Just when I think it's going away it seems to come back.  I have to go to the doctor next week for a prescription refill so I'll ask about this too.

Other than that I've been busy with a number of things in preparation for Christmas. Despite being sick, I've managed to do a little decorating, write and post most of the Christmas cards (I may have 1 or 2 more to send), and prepare, wrap and mail Christmas presents that need to go in the post. Some gifts will be hand delivered.  Others will be opened here at home. 

I don't have that many presents to buy but as always I get a bit carried away thinking of yet another gift I should buy or make.  I enjoy gifting people, especially at Christmas. Even if it is just a small gift, it's always nice to think of someone else.  I didn't forget the people of Kenya and have sent some small monetary gifts to help with various needs.  I've promised to write about the Kenyan missions again in this space but haven't had the time to fully prepare the post.

Here are a few photos of my decorations and small tree. 

While I was decorating I also took the time to clean out the tubs where the decorations are stored. I put together a large shopping bag of decorations I don't use and no longer need.  

Indoor & outdoor lights & tree bulbs

Later this week, I'm looking forward to a Christmas concert.  Next week, I'm getting together with different friends and relatives and attending church services. I've also got a busy time of end of year appointments at the dentist, doctors and related lab work. 

It always seems to be a busy time no matter how much I try to prepare in advance to make it less so. In any event, I'm very pleased to have gotten all the decor, cards and gifts out of the way so I can enjoy the rest of the season.

Merry Christmas to all of you and have a wonderful and Happy New Year.

1 comment:

eileeninmd said...

I hope you feel better soon.
I love your Christmas decorations. You have been busy.
The concert sounds like a lovely time, enjoy!

Take care, have a great day!

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