These past few days have been very busy. Saturday, my aunt came to town. I am so hoping little Peanut is going to get better. She is such a trooper though. Sunday, I went to my cousin, Maia's house. Her daughter and her family were there too along with Tillie and Maia's son Zachary. We had a nice dinner and the kids seemed to really like their gifts. I had to bring Elizabeth's gift back with me because there was a flaw in the slippers. I was able to get her another one so when I see her next, she will get it then. Myles seemed to like the mega blocks. He banged a few together and promptly put one in his mouth. Fortunately, they are too big to fit in his mouth. Monday, I went to Kathy's parents house with her and her family. Kathy's brother Dan was there also along with his family. Everyone seemed to like everything that they got. I was pleased with my gifts too. I can do a lot of shopping for my nook!!! Yesterday, Christmas Day, I went to my younger brother's house for dinner. He wasn't feeling too well, but we had a good visit despite it. He thinks it was something he ate. I hope he is feeling better today. Today, I had a few lessons. It is snowing so hard. I think we have got lots of snow. I think we are supposed get about 8 inches of snow. I made the mistake of going out in the snow. Yup, roads were very snowy. It is December so I guess this is the type of weather we should be expecting. Thank goodness I do teach here at home. 2 of my students rescheduled their lessons because of the weather. I expected them too. I know how bad it was when I went out. I picked up some muffins for tomorrow brunch in case the weather is still bad. I hope it does clear up and that the roads will be clear.
Painwise, the past few days have been exhausting, but I expected it to be. My headache was bad by the time I got home on Sunday. Christmas Eve wasn't too bad. Yesterday, was okay until about 1/2 way home, then it got a bit on the bad side. I have also noticed that my right knee is hurting a bit, which is something it doesn't always do. I am a bit stiffer than I used to be and this did cause me some concern until I realized that part of the reason I am stiffer and a little bit more sore because I know longer take the Meloxicam because of the ulcer. So yeah, without a replacement pain med, I am just going to be more sore at times. I am relieved that I figured out I was in pain more than usual for this time of year.
Well, time to a bit of shopping for the lovely nook! One of the nicest perks of being a teacher, is that I do get some really cool gifts, some of them are handmade (I love those) and some are gift cards as well as all sorts of things. I am hoping that on the weekend I will see my girls to watch some movies here at home with lots of hot chocolate and popcorn for them. I will stick to tea. I don't like popcorn because usually after a few hours of eating it, I get an upset stomach. I enjoy being with my students and their families.