|Jill had her tonsillectomy surgery Wednesday morning and everything went
She had to be at the hospital before 7 a.m. (one that is about half an
hour drive away). Eli (her boyfriend) came with us and he was a great comfort
to her, helped her to stay relaxed (well, as relaxed as she could be).
One thing that has changed since back in prehistoric times when I had my
tonsils out: you can no longer eat ice cream. All dairy products are forbidden
for the first two day because they can cause mucus and that might make
you cough to clear your throat and that would hurt and also could cause
problems. (Instead of ice cream you can have popsicles -- except no citrus
flavor because it might sting.) She was very happy last night when she
could finally have some ice cream.
Although we had put the tree up in the living room on Sunday, we did not
find time to decorate it on Monday nor on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday
we were all just too tired -- especially Jill -- so we didn't get around
to decorating the tree until Friday night.
I had been wanting to put up lights outside, but it was raining on Friday.
I finally got to that task this afternoon. A few years ago I had bought
two lighting nets for the bushes next to our porch steps, but neither Nancy
nor I could find where they got stored two years ago (I didn't put up any
outdoor lights last year)... but I had picked up some new white lights
so we put them on the bushes and the porch railing.
Just before sunset (which came at 4:16 p.m., although the sky was so overcast
you couldn't see any color) I went out for a nice three and a half mile
run... it was slow but steady and it felt good to get in a run.
Nancy handing me the angel for the top
Tiger has his eye on that candy-cane ornament; in fact, shortly after this
picture was taken, he began batting at it with his front paws and I had
to move it higher on the tree.
Our outdoor lights