Thursday, December 14, 2006

It was Robin's birthday yesterday, December 13th. She would have been 52. It's been almost 13 months since she's been gone. She was still 50 years old. December 13th is also the day when Robin always made sure the Christmas tree was up. I had it about 85% decorated yesterday. It's a 7 1/2 foot artificial tree and looks gorgeous. I just need to add the faux pearl garlands and the angel on top which I'll do later today.

I took Mother for cataract surgery yesterday. She's had it on one eye years ago and now she got the other eye done. We have a check up this afternoon. She had a tough time after the numbing wore off last night and barely slept from her pain and discomfort. Advil wasn't cutting it at all. Poor thing. She's just trembling today.

We have the "Light Up For Jesus" Saturday. Here in Smalltown, USA, you can say "Jesus" and the PC folks won't come after you. Although Light Up For The Holidays would probably be a better fit. Anyway, it's where all the neighbors line up those white bags with sand and votive candles and light them at sundown. Then everyone from all around drives by with their parking lights on to view all the decorated houses with the streets lined with soft, glowing lights. It really is magical. Usually someone flies over and gets a good aerial photo of the two large neighborhoods here in Golf Course Acres and if I'm able I'll post one.

Better get with it. =)