Christmas Shopping !It's 7AM Sunday morning and the house is completely torn apart. We got the tree yesterday and it's up, but all the decorations are spread out in the living room. The dining room table is also covered with unfinished work projects, Christmas cards, wrapping paper etc. For the past 30 minutes I have been sifting through determining what can go back down to the basement, what can be recycled, what goes upstairs etc. It doesn't look a bit different, so I'm walking away for a few minutes.
Maggie continues to display some troubling symptoms, but is happy and on the top of her game. The new medicine Maggie is on is so thick it is wreaking havoc with her g-tube.Someone told me coca-cola was a sure fix for a clogged tube, but even that didn't work. I had to change it again last night, that's three times this week. That, however, is the only dark spot in this excellent week.
As you know Eddie graduated last weekend. On Friday he was offered a full time job doing exactly what he wants to do, marketing for a bike company, and specifically focusing on mountain bikes. I could not be more excited for him. The next few weeks will be a whirlwind because the job starts January 1 in Orange County. He has to find a place to live and get himself moved down there between now and then. This news has had an amazing effect on all of us. and it's making me feel the joy of the season.
Friday evening I went to a reunion of a law firm I worked at from 1983 - 1991. I left when Tim was just a year old. There were about 50 people there when I left and I knew 3/4 of them even though I hadn't worked there in 20 years. It was great to see faces of people I hadn't seen and always great to reconnect with those I do see. My life is do completely different now than it was then, but those were certainly some great years. I could only stay a short time because we were headed to another office Christmas party. Whew.
Last night we did something completely different. We went on a living history tour of the ships on the Hyde Street Pier. The players were dressed in costume from and acting as though it was 1901. It is hard to see in the picture, but we are being escorted onto the ship "Balcutha" by our night watchman. We me some of the sailors in the "fo'c'sle" and then met the Captain and his wife in their quarters and learned how they celebrated Christmas on these ships in 1901. It was very cool and the lights of the City were lovely. We had dinner on Fisherman's Wharf afterward and then came home to unclog the tube. No rest for the wicked.
Now I'm done with my Christmas social outings. I am staying home, finishing the shopping, writing the cards and mucking out the house.