Hello to all of you, and a very Merry Christmas, as well! I can't believe Christmas Eve is here. Time for carols in the village square. I am typing left handed, one letter at a time because I had an op yesterday. A large unidentifiable lump needed excision. On my right wrist. Yes. Two days before Christmas. Convenient timing! However, it had to be done and so it was. Diana will be cooking Christmas dinner this year. Hoorah! I will be relaxing, trying to remember to keep the arm raised. I had an extra nerve block, because we cannot risk the CRPS jumping, and there are extra meds to take for the next week as well. Life is just peachy.
Actually, what I mean to say is that life has some unexpected twists and turns, and all we can do is shake our heads and grin, and start thinking about all the many blessings which grace our lives. My life. So very many. Even when the year has not been stellar.
This first photo is one I took before the op. Drawn by the surgeon. Don't you just love the arrow? And the classy ankle tag and hospital gown?
I went to have my hair washed and dried this morning and the church in the centre of the village looked so beautiful with the sun and blue skies. It doesn't feel like real winter yet, even though 100 000 homes are without power after the awful storm last night. Not good.
You can see in the next photo - me looking more human after having the hair done. Thank heavens I could get a cancellation, because one handedness is not easy. I need two hands! Underwear, getting dressed, wrapping, writing with the left hand, makeup, boots, all a challenge. Just as well I don't mind challenges! I get to remove most of the dressing on Boxing Day.
I must sort out the photos properly. I will have conquered them by tomorrow. Or the next day.
You know, I have so much to tell you all - so much has been going on, the small stuff is always the best - and I will be back properly. Sometimes bigger stuff gets in the way, and needs sorting though.
So, to you all, a very Happy Christmas. I hope the day is full of laughter, joy, peace and love, and that the true celebration of the birth of our Saviour is the centre of every home.
Joy to the world!