I continue on the full regimen that the Gastroenterologist has me on, so far with little success. I did manage to eat a baked sweet potato last night without any pain afterwards, so I consider that an improvement, anyway. They are full of vitamins and fiber, so they make a good small meal for me right now.
We went on our Date Day Friday and bought a few things at the only Estate Sale open in the whole city! By the time we got there they weren’t crowded, and much of the stuff had been sold, but we did manage to find a few little things that I think will sell well. Plus, I have a thing for real hankies. I can’t stand to use Kleenex tissue! I like a real, soft, cloth handkerchief on my tender nose. So we’re always on the lookout at such sales for old hankies, and we found what appear to be some brand new ones. I was glad to get them.
We piddled around a few hours at the nearest Thrift Store and at Walmart, ate a grilled chicken sandwich at Chic Filet, and then we went to see The Nativity Story movie. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The scenery and the detail of all the activities going on in the background are supposed to be very authentic to the time period, so I found that part fascinating. As to the plot, they did a good job of presenting the whole thing in a believable way, clearly portraying the disdain of, and even shunning by, their neighbors of this young couple who had “not waited the alloted time before having sex.”
The harsh journey to Bethlehem was dramatic, but maybe a little too long time wise, but certainly worth it for the story line. It was a relaxing few hours that helped to emphasize the true meaning of Christmas. I was very glad we went to see it.
Being able to look forward to these times to “escape” care giving have been a Godsend. It’s funny in a way. The lady who stays with Daddy for us lives with her own elderly mother. She’s always glad to be able to get away from her for awhile! LOL! And here we are, paying her so we can get away from Daddy for awhile. But Daddy never asks her to do anything. As soon as she’s gone, he starts in with his list of things for us to do. It’s really funny, as long as we’re rested and in good humor.
So, here I am, in the early hours of Christmas Eve morning, writing this post. Frances will be coming this morning, so I will get to go to church today, thank goodness. I need that right now. I’ve missed my church family lately more than I realized, but we’ve always been regular attenders, and I’ve been out so much this year with my own illness, and now Daddy’s, that I’m losing my connection to them. God meant for us to assemble ourselves together, and not to worship alone all the time.
So I’m looking forward to seeing my friends in Sunday School and worshiping together in Church today.
May God shower his blessings on each of you through this coming year, and may the Glory of the Christ Child shine all around you. Amen.