There will be exercises today. They had dismissed them Friday because of the holiday. I have fixed my Waldorf salad again for lunch and we will have turkey pot pie with the leftover turkey I brought home from Leslie's Thanksgiving dinner. It includes celery, potatoes and carrots and chicken broth. You make it with a pie crust. It will be interesting to see how it works out.
I got the gifts I had bought wrapped yesterday after I finished the congregational letters. I have Leslie's, Marlene's, Bob's, and Jeromy's already and all wrapped. I know what I'm going to do for my boys and John but haven't done it yet.
Missy has done pretty well with the Christmas tree so far this morning. She slept on the end of my bed all night and only once thus far this morning have I found her under the tree. Of course, who knows what she will do after I go to exercise class and later on to work. If she gets bored...and she will...she may lay under the tree again.
Bob came over last evening for wine and cookies. He got very tired and went home about 8:00 PM.
We will not have cakes to bake this week but we will next week. Tomorrow is my 79th birthday and I already have one card from my dear friend, Bill. He gave it to me at church yesterday. After church 11 of us went to the Mexican restaurant in Independence and when we got ready to pay our bill, we found that Melissa, our pastor, had picked up the bill for all of us. She's a doctor but she's also very generous. I want to write a "thank you" note to her this morning.
I hope I will have something to do today at work besides shelf reading. I did that for three hours on Saturday morning. That is mind numbing.
I see on this morning's news that Oklahoma had three earthquakes yesterday.One was large enough to cause damage. When will these people admit that that is caused by the fracking they are doing to reach oil. Capitalism is greed driven..regardless of the damage it causes the property of others.
Leslie was supposed to have had her surgery this morning at 6:30 and I asked John to call me when she got out of the surgery. Hr called me while I was at exercise class and said she was out of surgery but had had to have the full surgery and was opened up. Thirty years ago she had a major five hour surgery for Chrone's disease. That left her with a huge scar with lots of adhesions. They could not do the arthroscopic surgery. She is doing wonderfully though and so far has no pain. (she's very tough). I got up there before I left for work and she was bright eyed and bushy tailed. She will get to go home tomorrow if she still is doing that well then. I made a run by the the florist afterward and ordered her an arrangement of cut flowers with a Santa Clause included. (she collects Santa Clauses).
I had plenty of work to do today. We had hundreds of returned DVDs after the Thanksgiving holiday and I spent several hours sorting them and putting them away in the storing machines and then I had to put the empty boxes in the bookcases. I also put stamps on several hundred invitations to the open house we are having at the library on the 18th.
After work, I went by to see how she liked the arrangement and how she was doing. Cyndi was still there and we visited too. If she gets to go home in the morning, I will take her home. John has several orders for his Loumix cattle feed in the morning since it turned cold and he will be making deliveries.
I have taken my bath and am in my PJs. Bob came over earlier but got sleepy so he went home at 7:00. We will eat lunch at Sirloin Stockade tomorrow. I have a birthday coupon for them.