Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Ha! Ha! A pun.
As you know, I had a lovely weekend with my grandson. What I did not mention is how much he engaged in talking about Mike and how I was feeling.
He sure did take on some topics that most shy away from and it has left me feeling quite tender, but in a good way. For me, the most poignant moment was when he said, "Well, Grandma, you could marry someone else." I told him that I did not think that I ever would...to which he replied, "I guess that means that Mike was a really good husband for you." He is so perceptively sweet and sensitive.
The tenderness that is not so good is the flare up of "tennis elbow" in my left arm. I cannot even remember the last time I played tennis and I would have used my right arm anyway, so I don't really know where it came from. I think it started on my long drive to Florida in October. It seems to be going away and then returns. Someone told me that quinine was good for such body aches so I got myself a bottle of tonic. I think it would work much better if I had some gin to put in it though.
I have been wrapping Christmas presents, getting things ready for a trip to the post office and other deliveries. I have not had to do this part before. I have also not had to deal with the non-Christmas related expenses around this time of year--car insurance (I temporarily have three vehicles), property taxes for VT and two in Florida, Homeowners association fee, and then all the usual stuff. No wonder Mike used to sigh heavily when he saw me coming in from a shopping trip loaded with packages. I hope everyone will understand that I am scaling back this year! I have cards, but I don't know that I will get very many of them out. I am simply not going to worry about it.