It is late as I sit here by the open French doors tonight.
Light rain is falling and it is about 53 degrees and will not drop
more than another degree or two for the low.
We've been preparing for Christmas Eve when my children and their families
will be arriving in the late afternoon.
We did all the baking and cooking today and will just pop things in the oven to finish right before dinner.
Louis Dean cooked the turkey in the roaster out in the gazebo which freed the kitchen up for all the things I was cooking.
Company Mashed Potatoes
Sweet potato casserole
Red Velvet cake
We even prepared the veggie tray and snack things for when everyone first arrives.
Tomorrow all I will need to cook is the cream cheese corn.
Of course, I must vacuum the house, clean the bathrooms and get ready.
I would rather work hard today and be rested and relaxed tomorrow!
Louis Dean gave me a bit of a scare today.
He developed a 'splitting headache' out of nowhere and then it went away.
Then it happened again. I took his blood pressure and it was pretty high so I gave him a nitroglycerin tablet and that brought it down quick. I put him to bed and gave him two Tylenol and he slept for a little while. When he woke up he was fine.
The odd thing was this happened right after I prayed for those who have lost their spouses this year and are experiencing their first Christmas without them. I'm thinking of a gentleman whose wife of 51 years was killed earlier this week in a terrible car accident. I'm thinking of our precious beloved Vee.....and my friend Melba although this is her second Christmas without JW. I'm thinking of Reaoma who lost her husband 4 years ago and is now in an assisted living home unable to see, walk or even stand. We never know how long we have with our loved ones so we must treasure each day....each moment. I thanked God for allowing Louis Dean and me to bustle around each other in the kitchen, bumping into one another and having to take turns at the sink. I'm grateful we are home together tonight.
Summer is the only one who won't be here tomorrow.
She is in beautiful Puerto Rico!
It is a real tropical paradise! She sent me a video of the waves crashing onto the shore.
No better sound in all the world.
Flowers are everywhere.....
Rayne was playing Duck Duck Goose with the critters!
Summer still holds onto Christmas traditions even in PR!
Sabrina and her family fell in love with Sugarplums and they make them every year.
Sabrina was the first one to call them 'Chocolate BUTTER!' which is pretty much what they are!
Tonight Summer attended a Christmas party in a fancy hotel down there!
Doesn't she look beautiful??
What a lovely room!
She said the food was as delicious as it was attractive!
What a wonderful place to spend Christmas!!!!
We will have OUR Christmas together when they get home next week!!
Now I am going to end this journal entry and head straight to bed.
Christmas will soon be here!!!