Spirit in the Sky
Happy New Year my friends. It is good to be back. I took a couple of weeks off because of the craziness of Christmas and New Year. I hope that everyone had a wonderful and happy time this holiday season.
My sister came for a 10 days visit from Phoenix and stayed with my 88 year old day. I think that he enjoyed the company but she found that his pantry was infested with pantry moths. So I went up and helped her clean out and throw everything away and clean it out. He has so many that I am going to call an exterminator tomorrow to go out and spray. It is going to be hard to get rid of them. Yikes!
Sooooooo, we had a great Christmas at our house and then the day after we traveled down to South Pasadena, CA to visit with my husbands family for about 5 days. His parents live in this beautiful house on the side of a hill overlooking the valley. The backyard is terraced and there is a set of concrete stairs that you have to go down to get to the bottom terrace. Yep it's pretty steep. In the bottom terrace is this incredible aloe plant. It must be pretty old because it is huge. At this time every year it is in full bloom. But you can't see the plant from the backyard unless you lean over the upper terrace or walk down the stairs. I couldn't believe it when I found it last year. Tons of bees are buzzing around and going in and out of each one of the little flowers attached to each stalk. They don't mind that I'm there taking pictures and some land on me and I just blow them off. They just want the nectar. I stayed down there and visited this gorgeous plant for a long time.
My father in law is disabled with primary lateral sclerosis and my mother in law has the beginnings of dementia along with severe osteo arthritis. She thinks that she can still take care of my father in law but in reality she cannot. But we cannot get them to accept in home care. They can afford it so that is not the issue. It's a very tough situation to be in. Not sure what we are going to do yet.
Sorry....had to get that off my chest. It is very troublesome and I don't really have much say since they are not my parents. All I can do is suggest solutions. But if both parties say no what do you do?
On to New Year. We came home in time for the festivities and went to our best friends for dinner, present opening and Dick Clark. What a great time. Nice and relaxing and just what I needed.
But my sister and her girlfriend are still visiting so went to meet them, her son and my Dad for lunch today. We went to BJ's and I had fish tacos. Yummy! But it and the cookies I ate tonight are my laugh hurrah. I have eaten like a starving child the past few months. Probably stress. And I have gained a ton of weight. So my New Year's resolution is to go back to Weight Watchers and lose the weight AGAIN! My problem is that I stop going and I am someone that needs the support and accountability.
Love to everyone and Happy Cactus Monday!