Christmas Eve Eve

Another decent night’s sleep on the books. I’d still love to be able to sleep flat on my bed with my pillow under my head. However, if sleeping on a slope will keep the reflux at bay, I’ll manage.

The rain has barely let up since it started in last night. Tomorrow is supposed to be a little better with a rain chance of 80%. Tonight’s is near 100%. I’m so thankful for a good roof.

Yesterday, I’d fixed a little packet of candy (sesame crunch and chocolate) for the mail people. They’ve worked hard to get my packages to me and that’s a job in and of itself. I’ve done a lot to keep the post office in business. When UPS and FedEx came along, I can remember people predicting the demise of the P.O. but now they’ve joined forces. UPS and FedEx do the pick-ups and, at some point, hand the packages off to USPS. The tracking numbers start out on one site and then switch to the other.

I’d thought about putting the packet in the mailbox yesterday afternoon but was glad I didn’t when the monsoon hit. Not long after I got up this morning, I put on my permanent coat and waded out to the mailbox. Tracking showed the last Christmas packages had been delivered so I repeated the trek and retrieved them.

Whew! It had been my plan to go to town this afternoon but I was beginning to have my doubts. The weather showed rain and fog for the whole day. All I wanted to do was hibernate but that wasn’t to happen. I had a text from Cuz. Could u feed 2day okay then Thank u wont b up there till thursday okay

Pink maskI must be perfectly honest in saying I didn’t look forward to choking and coughing and wheezing. I’d read an earlier post when I was looking for something else that reminded me I have masks. I originally got them to wear when I cleaned out Twinkle’s litter box. I squatted down and grabbed two out of the box.

Putting on my permanent coat, I pulled the hood up and hoped it would do so I didn’t have to wrestle with my umbrella, as well. I was halfway to the house when I realized I’d forgotten to pick up the mask on my way out. SHOOT! I was already surrounded by Catz so I forged on.

The rain had let up but it was still misty. I went ahead and opened the garage door so I wouldn’t have to do it one-handed. Making my way into the house, I went in and coughed my way through feeding the babies. Where the containers for the cat food are disappearing to is beyond me. I found something I could use in the cabinet and braved what had become rain falling. The Catz let me know they approved.

I returned the container to the house, locked up and came home. My chest was feeling tight so I fired up the diffuser.

With all the gifts accounted for (except the gift certificates I’ll do later), I got out my supply of gift bags and bagged everything up. I still need to get tissue paper to put in the bags and then again, maybe I won’t. Anyway, it’s a lot easier to put things in bags than deal with wrapping paper.

In a little more than four hours, NORAD will start tracking Santa around the globe. They have a site set up with all sorts of goodies. It’s come a long way since their phone number was accidentally included in a Sears ad back in 1955.

Well, boys and girls, I hope you’ve been good. If you haven’t, you’d better straighten up and that right early.

4 Responses to Christmas Eve Eve

  1. Lila December 23, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    Sesame crunch sounds awfully good. Is the recipe on your site?

    • Tommie December 23, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

      No. I didn’t make it. It’s Joyva brand.

  2. Mary Jane December 25, 2014 at 11:35 am #

    Santa has been to my house once, plus by mail and neighbors, and will come again when he recovers from all the rounds he’s been making.

    • Tommie December 25, 2014 at 11:42 am #

      He’s been here several times by mail.

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