Good morning and happy December... I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.
Now that Thanksgiving is over, I'm sure we're all geared up for shopping for Christmas (if you celebrate). We went grocery shopping yesterday and the stores were totally mad with shoppers doing the "Black Friday" sales, even though is Saturday. Last night I got a "wish list" from my daughter of all the things my granddaughter wants for Christmas. My granddaughter is in the 3rd grade and wants things like an iPad (her dad is getting that) and art markers that cost $30 for a package of 6, sketch pads that cost $20 for 50 sheets, etc... whatever happened to the $10 videos or $20 dolls? LOL Gifts keep getting more and more expensive and you get less and less for the money.
Anyway, I've pretty much recuperated from my surgery (though I think I resumed "normal" life a bit too soon), we're all done with the cruise (although my husband says he's ready for another one), we've gotten through my daughter's final divorce and custody hearing and it turned out as it should... divorce is final and parents share responsibilities (as long as the ex hubs doesn't run out on child support like he did with his child from a previous marriage)... and it looks like we're ready to move on.
My husband decided that his recliner was causing the backs of his legs to get numb after he sat in it for a while and since furniture does wear out, I convinced him that it was time to get new. Or daughter took the old sofa off our hands to put in the playroom for her daughter and friends, which left a big gap in our living room, so husband and I went furniture shopping. It took a couple of days, but we did find a sofa I like and recliner he likes that actually complement each other and go with the rest of the furniture in the LR. Those will be delivered tomorrow morning. WooHoo... it's nice to get new things once in a while.
My winter neighbor is back from OR for the rest of the winter and we've started walking again. I'm back up to, at least 10,000 steps/day, some days much more than that ... sadly, my weight has been fluctuating wildly all week. In the middle of the week, it was down by nearly 4 lbs from last week and by yesterday it was back up again. I haven't weighed yet this morning; I'll do that in a couple of hours and post it later today. I know it has to be fluid retention because my eating is not erratic enough to be gaining/losing several pounds over the course of a couple of days.
I've been doing a lot of cleaning, sorting and getting rid of things from around the house - of course, this all adds extra exercise - climbing, kneeling, stooping, stretching, etc. :-) Maybe by the first of the year, I'll have it all done so I can start the year off nice and clean. I've been rearranging the house so I can use our guest room (we hardly ever have guests) for my craft room since my calligraphy, wood burning and leather work has been taking up too much space in the dining room. Now I have to figure out a system so all the paperwork involved with medical stuff, bills and bill paying, etc doesn't take up so much room. I guess I need to set it up to do it all electronically, but then there are always those medical reports brought home from the doctor's office, etc...
So - that's my week. I hope you had a great week and that it turned out exactly the way you planned it.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~