Posted by adamswife on December 16, 2007
It’s Sunday again, and I’m home alone with my constant complaint. I’m hoping things settle down enough that I can go visit Ed later.
I had supper with my new friend, Bonita, Friday night at Perkin’s. It was a very nice evening out, and the food was excellent. I had a grilled chicken breast sandwich with mushrooms and Swiss cheese. And, of course, some French fries. Yum! A departure from my usual cheese and toast. I hope that’s not what set off the complaint. Seems like a huge payment for an evening out.
We have some sunshine today, but it’s filtered through some fluffy clouds. Looks rather pretty with the snow. Just so I don’t have to spend too much time out in it. lol
Tomorrow is the big Christmas party with Ed at the home. I’ve got a nice ham to bake and potato shreds, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and cheese for the potatoes au gratin. Now I have to get all the presents wrapped and dig out the small tree to decorate the table. I got Ed some new pajamas and a couple warm shirts. He (and most of the other residents) is very cold this winter. They don’t seem to generate much heat for themselves anymore. I’ve also got gifts to wrap for the kids and grandkids. They’ll be leaving Friday for their winter playground Christmas, so we’re opening all the gifts tomorrow.
I rather hate the idea of being alone at Christmas, but it doesn’t make me sad. Does that make sense? Christmas has always meant family to me – as a kid we had so much extended family and we all got together at Grandma’s for Christmas Eve. I miss those celebrations. But I will spend some time with Ed, talk to my sister, my brother, and my favorite cousin on the phone, and watch Christmas programming on the tv or read a good book. I won’t be lonely, just alone. I’ve got a small turkey I’m going to cook and make some mashed taters and gravy to go with it. I’ll probably make some rolls, too. I love left-over turkey sandwiches made on home-made rolls.