Friday, December 3, 2021

Our Visit With Lillian.....

 We spent most of Thursday in Fort Worth shopping for Lillian a Christmas tree and some festive things to brighten up her room. Louis Dean had a restless night and slept late so we didn't get on the road until well after 1:00. Our first stop was Big Lots on McCart and I innocently thought I could load up a cart with a small pre-lit Christmas tree and a couple of battery operated light strands to embellish the tree.....and some boxed small ornaments.....
So I was shocked when I found next to nothing in the super small Christmas decorations section.
Plus what few things they had were on sale like it was already after Christmas!
I suppose I should have shopped early - as in September since that's when all the Christmas stuff first appears! 

So on to Store #2.....Walmart!
Even there, things were pretty much picked over but I managed to snag a small 4 foot prelit tree with colored LED lights.....and a colorful tinsel Santa Claus....a pretty Christmas pillow and comfy cover...the battery powered strands of fairy lights plus the batteries.....and a couple of Christmas flower pics to replace the yellow daffodils in Lillian's bud vase.
Next stop - Store #3 and #4!
The Guitar Center for Louis Dean and Tuesday Morning for me.
I didn't buy Christmas there but they did have some fall things that went home with me for 50% off and Halloween for 70% off! Win! WIN!!! I will hav eforgot about them by the time I pull out my fall things next year and I'll get excited all over agian!

Stop #4.....Hobby Lobby!

I could have done all my shopping right here if I had known all their Christmas was 50% off!
I needed some things to decorate her tree.....and I decided to use these Christmas gift tags and a couple of fake popcorn and cranberry garlands.

And a bow for the top of the tree!

Stop #5 - Little Caesars for 3 pepperoni pizzas......
one for the nursing station, one for us to share and one for Lillian to bag up and put in her fridge.

She was so surprised to see us!
I had tried calling several times that afternoon but she never answered.
She looked good....and said she had been to the doctor earlier in the day.
She looked cute in the leggings and top I'd given her.
(I bought a pair of matching leggings for myself wne I got hers and nearly wore them that day!)

She does love Louis Dean - and who wouldn't??

I was bringing in the decorations from the car - trip after trip - when I saw Lillian sharing her dessert muffins with another resident.

I love that she continues to minister to others......she's been doing that all her life!

She told me she wanted a table top tree .....and then she said she wanted to put this one on the floor.

Louis Dean is great at getting knots out!

I think Lillian loves her fall bedding!

Louis Dean was his most charming self....

Lillian han't had a hair cut in months!
While I can't cut hair, I CAN put hers up in a bun!
Louis Dean and I both think she looks exceptionally nice!

It took us so long to shp that it was dark-thirty (7:30!) when we started back home.
Louis Dean is a great navigator and, together, we made it home just fine.

We went to bed with happy hearts knowing that we had spent some quality time with Lillian!

Our Sweet Tabitha.....
it's ridiculous how much we love her....and her sister!

Today (Friday)  has been a good one!
I cleaned the 'clean' rooms and proceeded to decorate the rest of our home.
I'm hoping to be finished soon and share some pics.
Next year I will be starting my fall decorating in August and my Christmas decorating on the first day of November!