My living room looks soooooo empty without the big Christmas tree in it. Acer and Calli came yesterday to help take everything down. They were here about 3 1/2 or so hours and we got the entire tree and many other decorations down and put away. Calli did most of it. Acer wanted to take down the garlands on the railings and he did a very good job doing it. My job was to cut bubble wrap so that Calli could wrap the ornaments and put them in the boxes. She did so well. The garlands and beads are all put away. I just have to vacuum the living room. I haven't done this yet. I will do it before lessons tomorrow. I was so wiped out last night after the kids went home. I went straight to bed. I was also really sore from it, which surprised me. I didn't expect that. I was really sore but after a night sleeping somewhat okay, I am back to the regular soreness.
Today was a quiet type of day. Rick had his lesson and is doing very well. We worked on adding pedal to one of the songs he is working on. After that I had to go to the pharmacy to pick up a refill. I also needed to pick up some vitamins and nighttime pain medicine. I think I got everything. I also picked up a few bananas for this week too. I am trying really hard to eat mostly fruits and vegetables instead of grains like bread and things like that. I am working very hard on this. I am also looking into alternatives for pain management and controlling the symptoms of everything I have. There has to be something out there that will help.
I really like my nook. I am so glad I have one now. I have about 80 or so books on it already. Many of them were free but I also received a lot of Barnes and Noble Gift Certificates for Christmas from both family and friends. I still have a really long wish list but hey, I can get to those after I read everything else. I have my favorite authors and some new ones that I haven't read yet. I love reading. I do have to wear reading glasses now (this is in addition to the lovely contacts I already wear) but since I didn't want bifocals, I will take the reading glasses. Kathy was right, the nook really expands the books that you read.
My Aunt Michelle and Uncle John will be coming either tonight or tomorrow to pick up a couple of packages and their Christmas presents. Because of what happened to their puppies right before Christmas, I have not seen her since. Peanut has come home and seems to be healing well. At this point, the vet is unsure whether or not that Peanut will need her little leg removed. Her pelvis is healing properly so no surgery needed to fix that. Peanut is so cute and so was Poppy. It seems that both Peanut and my aunt and uncle's other dog, Raven miss Poppy. Raven keeps looking for both of them. I do hope that 2013 is a much better year for them.
I have had a bad headache all day today. It doesn't seem like it is going down so far today. I can only hope it does by the time I head for bed. I hope tomorrow it won't be so bad tomorrow. I am not as sore as I was last night so I am really glad about that. Right now the boxes are in the family room. I will figure out where to put them later. I am not sure if they will go under the house or in the attic. It works where they are right now that is what counts. I am really pleased with how festive my house was for the Christmas Season. I still have to take down the pictures in the dining room. I forgot yesterday and I will do it tomorrow.
Well, I think it is time for a lovely tea and reading right now. I hope your evening is good too.