Greetings to my friends and family! We had a wonderful New Year's Eve at my daughter's house and we saw the new year in with games, food, music and a little impromptu dancing by Kim and me.
Kim's friend Mike was providing the music and picked out many oldies and goodies that are our favorites. Stayin' Alive started playing and my daughter and I couldn't sit still. It was just so wonderful to feel good again after a long siege of something, which thankfully ended just before Christmas, that I felt like dancing.
Thanks to all of you who congratulated me on the weight loss. I must confess that I hadn't been trying to lose weight. It just fell off because I had to cut out the sugar and white bread after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
My numbers have been really good and my A1c came back in the normal range, so I felt like treating myself to a few sweets over Christmas. Hopefully I haven't gained back those pounds I lost! Ha! But, oh the peanut butter fudge and cashew crunch I picked up at the Amish bakery was so delicious!
We also had a fabulous Christmas. We opened our gifts on Christmas eve at my house and had pizza for supper. On Christmas Day, we went to our daughter's house for a delicious dinner of brisket, cheesy potatoes, crock-pot corn, green beans and salad. I made rolls to take. It was just the 5 of us, my family and her friend, Mike.
Our son was here for the holidays. He went back to KC for a few days in between Christmas and New Year's, but it was so nice to have him home for several days. He had picked up a scratchy throat and a bit of a cough, but he got some rest and thankfully he didn't get very sick.
Kim's house was decorated beautifully for Christmas. Her living room is the first photo in the above collage. My tree is to the right. The tree in the lower left corner is in her kitchen. The photo of Kim and me was taken playing around with Snap Chat.
Kim has trees in every room and the one above is in her bedroom. I have already shown the one in the spare bedroom in a previous post. This tree might be my favorite. It's all white and blue ornaments.
My trees didn't suffer too much kitty related damage. A few ornaments were knocked off. Stormy kept moving the little tree skirt from around my kitchen tree. She thought it was there for her to sleep on.
We had snow for Christmas! It didn't amount to very much but it was nice to have a white Christmas and also have the roads clear for traveling. But, oh my goodness, has the weather turned bitterly cold! It is so cold that our furnace runs non-stop.
My trees are still up and I'm enjoying the lights from both trees as I write this post from my recliner. I will do the take down and put away this weekend. My trees didn't get put up very early so I'm going to enjoy them as long as I can!
Wishing each of my friends and family many blessings in this New Year and good health and happiness! Thank you to all my blogging friends who have visited and commented throughout the past year. Your friendship means a lot to me. I'm sorry I didn't get around to everyone to wish you Merry Christmas, but I was so behind on everything due to the illness I had for over a month. My goal is to be a better blogger this year...and to get organized at home!