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December 17, 2014

The weather feels more like the holiday season than spring now, and rain is in the forecast. The hustle and bustle is everywhere, but no more evident than in traffic. It seems everywhere you turn there are more cars than normal, and with that, more wrecks. I have seen 2 or 3 daily, and not what anyone wants for the holidays. So be careful when you are out and about, especially if the rains do materialize.

We had a small bump in the road with an unexpected hospital stay for my Dad the past few days. But he went home this afternoon and life will return to normal again. Two nice things happened while he was in St. Vincents. Both occurred today a few hours before he was released. Two ladies came in and said he was chosen for a neck massage. Since his neck was hurting a bit, one started with a gentle soothing massage. They looked at me and said the caregiver can have one too, so I got a neck massage as well–and it was lovely. While they were in there a volunteer walked in with a care package loaded with goodies. Supposedly patients and volunteers received this from a generous benefactor. What a nice touch.

Then tonight I took Julie, Holly and Karen out for our holiday dinner. They do so much to help me, that this is a small way to say thanks. We had a wonderful meal at Capeo in NLR. The pictures aren’t great, but you make do with what you have! christmas dinner.20141

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I have some catching up to do at the office tomorrow and hope I can get enough done to be able to take off after that for the holidays. I do still have some gifts to buy and wrap, and a family party to get ready for this weekend. This holiday season seems to be the fastest on record. I can’t believe that we are only a week away from Christmas!

3 Comments leave one →
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    December 17, 2014 8:14 pm

    Janet, is CHI St Vincent in NLR where your Dad was hospitalized? May I have permission to report in the State Auxiliary Newsletter about the care package”? It is so nice to hear good things about our hospitals. Thanks, Neta Stamps

    • uamg permalink
      December 17, 2014 9:19 pm

      It was the CHI St. vincents in LR, and feel free. Thanks. J

  2. linda hermani permalink
    December 18, 2014 9:08 am

    Merry Christmas! Robins are a rarity in our yard in HSV except for a few days this time of year when they arrive to feast on our neighbor’s huge holly and our red chokeberry. But this year our dogwoods are so loaded with red berries that they look like possomhaws. The robins were having a feeding frenzy! What a fun sight to watch!

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