Olivia gave us all a laugh. After I opened my “Promise Me” fragrance collection that supports the Susan G. Komen foundation, she announced, “I guess you know, we got that at Walgreen’s.” As I have said before, you never know what may come from her 4-year-old mouth.
Simon gave us the biggest laugh of all through a picture Shanda had sent over the phone. Since it is so hard to know what to get him that he may gain pleasure from, his mom and dad or Santa, I am not certain which one, brought him a very small recliner made perfectly for a “little person.” He evidently loved it, and the picture she sent was of him all laid back in it looking like a king ready to order his servants around, something you would have to see to appreciate.
I learned that Kim had a scare this past week, and spent one night in the emergency room with her left arm going numb, sick at her tummy and pain in her chest, all heart attack signs. She realized this and went to the E.R. It was stress-related, and possibly a pinched nerve since her left arm is still numb, so there will be more tests run.
She was ordered to let her mom know about these things from now on.
My granddaughter, Stephenie, was not feeling well either, and we weren’t sure if she may be coming down with appendicitis or something else, so instead of their getting to spend the night with us they went back to Louisville so she would be close to her own doctor and hospital if the need occurred. It ended up just being a virus-type thing for Stephenie, and hopefully Kim will slow down a little. We still had an enjoyable evening with all of them and Christmas was a good one.
Then as usual, the minute Christmas is over, I am ready to pack up the decorations and put them away. I like to decorate early and get it down once it is history.
I want to finish this article by something I read from a little book of 365 Inspirational Thoughts on “The Beauty of Friendship”
As I glanced through the book of famous quotes from different writers there were three quotes I want to share with you. One is, “Memories are perhaps the best gifts of all.” This was written by Gloria Gaither. It is so funny what memories we hold onto from each year when we have had 365 days in each one. Only until this year did I really realize what a gift the memories have been.
The second one I want to share is this one from Beverly LaHaye. “Friends are an indispensable part of a meaningful life. They are the ones who share our burdens and multiply our blessings.” This year too, my friends have meant so much to me.
Then the third quote, as I look back over the past years and look ahead to the new year of 2012, is this quote from an author unknown to me. “Life is like an exciting book, and every year starts a new chapter.”
May 2012 be the best chapter in your life yet.
Happy New Year!