Saturday, December 10, 2011

It's the weekend and i'm...

resting in bed after having a knee scope done yesterday.  Everything went well, and i've been able to get around more than I thought I would be.  I'm only putting a limited amount of weight on that leg and they had me start exercises today as well.  I've done those only 1 time today but will do them again shortly.  I know they want me to start with 3 times a day but I tell you they take a lot out of me to do them.  I'm icing it lots too to help with the inflammation and taking tylenol 3 and ibuprofen as well.  I'm trying to stay on top of the pain so it doesn't get out of hand but today I ended up sleeping for a couple of hours and when I woke I knew I had missed a dose. 

I will be working on my knitting this weekend hoping to get this project done as it is a Christmas gift.  It seems to be taking me a while but I've never done something like this and therefore I'm still learning.  It seems to be turning out pretty nicely and I know if I continue to work on items like this I will get better at them.

I'm almost done our Christmas shopping although there are a few things yet to get.  I had hoped to be done before my surgery but it didn't work out that way.  I'm more worried though about my husbands family christmas get together at my daughters house next Sat.  I feel bad that everything got switched to her place due to not knowing how I would be feeling and how much I will be getting around by then.  I will have to try to get out with her this week sometime if possible so we can get the groceries we will be needing and help her with as much as I can.  Thank you Kandi for doing this on such short notice, I really appreciate it!

Well, just wanted to stop in and do a quick post!  Have a good weekend and great week!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

It's almost Christmas

Here we are already the 4th of December.  Where did this year go?  Where did the last month go?  Seems like we were just giving out candy at the door on Halloween and now we are headed towards Christmas.

The little ones are getting so excited with each passing day.  The decorations have been placed, the trees are decorated and the gifts are being bought.  With all this happening they can't help but get excited.  Today we did our annual Family Christmas Tree decorating here at our house.  It is so fun to get together and enjoy each others company and talk and joke around and just have a lot of fun.  Everett is only 13 months old and taking it all in.  He helped to decorate the tree today even though he took a few decorations off the tree too! LOL...what a cutie.  Hannah and Keira love to place the ornaments in just the "right" spot and sometimes forget that the top of the tree also needs some ornaments as about sweethearts.  These are all precious moments that we will look back on in years to come.

I wonder sometimes if it is time to set this tradition aside being the family is growing and it becomes harder to arrange time with so much else on the go but then, I stop and think of the girls and how excited they are when they ask nana "when are we going to your house to decorate your tree?" 

I got some pictures of the tree decorating that I want to post here

Grandpa, Kandice, Everett, Adrian, Keira and Krystal

Chris and Hannah

Grandpa and Everett placing the angel!

I've  been busy working on a couple of knitting projects for Christmas gifts and babysitting the kiddos each day.  Having fun with them but realizing I'm not 20 anymore.  They sure do keep me busy.  I am almost done babysitting until the new year as Kandice managed to get some time off with vacation time that added up for her while off on mat leave.  I am having minor knee surgery on Friday (9th) to help repair a tear and hopefully relieve some of the knee pain.  We are having our Family Christmas on Boxing Day this year and the Veltkamp Family Christmas on the 17th.  Looking forward to both of those days but Christmas morning is what is exciting when grandpa and I head over to the kids house to spend the day there while we celebrate our Christmas.

I think today it is time for me to change my blog background to a nice Christmas one as well.