Nope 2020 is still here for a few more days. I've noticed this year when I have ventured into a store, restaurant, or doctors office.... People are actually saying have a Merry Christmas and I love it. No more stumbling over words and happy holidays. It's Merry Christmas. Thank you world. Well at least in Bryan/College Station. I know there's all kinds of celebrations out there for the season and if you tell me you celebrate Hanukkah or whatever then I will gladly wish you Happy Hanukkah or whatever. I don't mind the Happy Holidays but I just like hearing Merry Christmas for me.
On December 13th David hollered at me to come outside and bring my camera. Well at that moment my shot a pain up and down my leg so I didn't make it out. He comes in and tells me I missed a great photo opportunity. I had sat down in the closest chair. But luckily enough my neighbor across the road Jamie Brown did take pictures. Check out her pictures that turned out great.
Went to Bryan to take Lilley for a spa day with Sophie and Bri. They smelled all clean and was brushed out. Our pretty girls.
|Last but not least Sophie.|
Thanks for the great service and photos Top Paw Pet Spa.
On Tuesday I had a follow up visit with my family doctor and then a nail appointment. Just a little boost toward a Merry Christmas. Party nails.
On the 18th I had to go back into Bryan for an MRI finally for my knee. I get there and while waiting the clerk comes out to tell me that the Abbott Tech for my pacemaker ran into an issue and won't be there until 3pm. It's now 11 am. Awesome but no way was I gonna wait for them to reschedule. It took over a month to get this appointment so I said I would run (well not really run) some errands and come back at 3pm. Having a pacemaker so early in this game means I have to have a special tech to adjust my pacemaker. In my case they didn't turn it off but speeded it up to 85 beats a minute. Which wasn't so bad since I was laying down and breathing deep slow breaths. While I was in the MRI the tech spoke with my Heart Rhythm doctor about some issues I was having getting used to my new heart rate of 60 BPM. So after the MRI he set my pacemaker down to 50 BPM for now. I'll be re-evaluated at my next appointment in late January.
The MRI results were being sent over to the doctor that moment which was almost 4:30pm.
He even wrapped a couple presents.
The next night Pamela met up with her cousin Kevin and his fiance Alyssa for dinner and go see their new house. Sounds awesome. So happy for these two.
Oh regarding my Knee... The ortho called on Monday the 2st to tell me I basically had tons of arthritis and a torn meniscus. A knee replacement would be my next step but not now but I have to wait until mid January for a surgeon consult. Really?! I've been like this since November 3rd.So I got on the phone and called our orthopaedic surgeon we used in Spring. They had an appointment the next day. I was able to get copies of my x-rays and MRI on CD to take with me. I drove to my appointment the next day. This doctor said I will need a replacement but not now it's too soon after my pacemaker implant and he'd like to try an injection of gel that will cushion my knee and hopefully provide relief. Until the shot he gave me some pain pills. He got insurance approval and Wednesday the 30th I'll get said injection. Wish me luck.
"You've come a long way Baby. You arrived on December 25, 1955. You were a big brother, (I want to find the picture of him and his siblings when they were much younger but didn't find it )
you got married,
and you became a Dad.
You were a member of a gang. AKA Taco Bell Gang. LOL
You told me numerous times you'd never make it to 65. Guess what you made it!
drive a (pinK) tractor, have 16 cows, and
an ornery but charming donkey.
But here you are. HAPPY 65th BIRTHDAY DAVID. I LOVE YOU
Not long after the FB post he checked on me and gave me a pain pill that the ortho in Spring issued and left me to sleep but instead I got on snapchat and sent him this. He was out in the barn when he got it.
We celebrated Christmas with Pamela on Saturday. She had to work Christmas Eve and Day. Not many pictures taken but here's a couple. I wouldn't take a pain pill because I wanted to drink the homemade wine and sangria that our friends John and Kelli Kennedy made. It was soooo good. Brianna decided her furless Grampy needed some loves.
Santa was very good to me, Pamela and David. I don't think any of us can complain. LOL We didn't have a traditional dinner this year. Instead we had Lasagna, Texas Toast and a salad. I did sit at the table and made a recipe for easy tarts from Hilary Duff shared on Home and Family. Pamela put them in the oven. They came out real tasty. I'll try to remember to take pictures of the next batch.
Hope everyone else had a Merry Christmas and Has a Happy New Year! I know everyone is hoping 2021 is better than 2020.
Until next blog....May this holiday season be filled with laughter, joy, peace , toilet paper and masks.