Friday, December 16, 2011

Really? Can't we do better!

Yesterday, I had my annual physical.

Yea, fun right?

I'd like to say it was pretty uneventful and in some ways it really was, but in one way it was hysterical.

I have to say, is there no one out there who can design a better paper gown?

Honestly, I think I could come up with something better than they have now, and I know nothing about designing.

This is the lovely gown we get now.  It is about as thin as toilet paper. 

No kidding, the top half is like a shirt with a slit down the front and it barely covers your belly. 

Couldn't they at least make it a little longer?  Then they give you a blanket to wrap around your bottom half made of the same toilet paper.

I tried to adjust it and I ended up with about 4 rips before the Dr. actually came in.  I couldn't help but laugh at myself at how I was trying to "cover myself" with this flimsy little thing.

Thank heaven's he was running behind.  It gave me a few minutes to compose myself.

While I was laying there I was thinking someone should come up with a better design for these things, they could probably make a million dollars.

While searching for the kind I was given I found one kind of like I was thinking.

But I did have one little change that needed to be made so that it was more appropriate for the Doctor.

Can you guess what it is?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I love Christmas!  

For the most part I love the traditions that go along with the holidays.

Some of which we have been doing for as long as I can remember, and some our family started on our own.

Like getting our Christmas tree, we have been doing it since our kids were small, and even though they think they are grown up, we still do it and I think I love it more than they do sometimes.

I remember when we were little our Christmas was going to my Grandmother Phillips on Christmas eve, where we always ate, read the Christmas story from Luke, then we got to open our presents.  Believe it or not it was a sort of right of passage to get to read the Christmas story and my Grandma's.  

Then we would leave there and go to a few other places, my aunt had a barn (more like a garage really with a live in suite on top), and she always had people over on Christmas eve, and us little kids got presents. Hee Hee!!!!

One year all of us cousins got plastic ski's and it snowed!  You wouldn't believe the fun we had with those plastic ski's!

Oh, to be young again!

Christmas Day was spent at home until the early afternoon, then we went to my Grandma Lamb's house.  More of the same, good food, good fun, and lots and lots of special memories.

Those are the things you remember, the people, the places you gather, all the things that make up special memories!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Are you done?

Today I heard on the radio that there are only 13 days till Christmas.


I feel like this year everything has just kind of snuck up on me, but even though I didn't realize how close it really was to being here, I have gotten most of my shopping done.

I actually love to do as much of it as I can online.  I would rather be able to sit around in my PJ's and order something than have to go out and fight the crowds, or get to the store only to find that they don't have what I'm looking for.  So, for that reason I did probably 75% of my shopping online.

The other 25% I went into the store and actually had face to face contact with the store personnel.  And it wasn't so bad. 

I took my mom to get her stuff, and she had none by the way, but she managed to get absolutely everything that she needed.

It was awesome!  She was exhausted, but extremely relieved to be done.

Now, we have to get her tree put up.

We'll do that tomorrow.