First I want to say a huge thank you for all the sweet comments, words of encouragement, and prayers that have been left for me the past few days! It has meant so much to me! I really feel the prayers working and the hematoma seems to be shrinking! I hope so and I hope that it will continue to go away. Like I said before I prayed and I am claiming and believing that this hematoma is going to heal before my appt on 1/4/2012!
Thank you ladies again, your friendships have been such a blessing this year and your sweet gifts have filled my heart and home with the joy of the Christmas season!! The gifts I have received have all been wonderful and special, items picked out for me because I love those items or made for my home because I admired items that you girls have made!! Amazing that ladies that I have never met know my taste in decorations and items that I love and collect more than close family and friends! Thank each of you for making this year very special for me! I ask that you please continue to pray for me and our family. We are having some rough times but I don't like to talk about that stuff, hey I whine enough about my health issues don't need to whine about the other stuff too!! Please just ask God to take care of it He already knows what it is! Merry Christmas!
Had a wonderful Friday! Hubby and I drove up to the Blowing Rock/Boone area of the North Carolina mountains to get our Christmas tree when he got home from work around lunch time on Friday! We got to the tree farm that we have been going to for the last 3 years. I called the number on the sign and the gentleman answered the phone. I told him we were there to cut down our Christmas tree. I said, it is the lady with the back surgeries and he said oh yes, I remember you but I am in Florida!!! I said oh ok, we will have to go somewhere else! He said wait a minute is your hubby with you, I said of course. He said there is a chain saw in the orange truck, just go cut down your tree and leave the money (20.00) in the truck when you leave!! He has this truck thing without a body on it to go up and down the side of the mountain on his property to get the trees. Hubby has always wanted to drive it! Well this year he got too! He took off up the side of the mountain on this primitive truck thingie, found the perfect tree, cut it down with the chain saw and loaded it on the primitive truck thingie, came back down the side of the mountain, loaded the tree in our truck, put the chain saw and money in the truck, ( we gave a little extra for the fun of driving the primitive truck thingie), put the primitive truck thingie back in the barn, and down the mountain we headed! We did stop in historic Vilas Cruz to visit the original Mast General Store! I was so disappointed, I found a cute dachshund dog toy, some wonderful primitive style Christmas ornaments but when we looked on the tag it read MADE IN CHINA so I put them back on the shelf! We are trying very hard not to buy Made in China but it is so hard! It is so hard to fing things made in our country. We bought two sodas in glass bottles which taste so much better than soda in the plastic bottles! I wish we would go back to glass bottles. I remember taking the soda bottles back to the stores when I was little to get the deposit money back!!Why couldn't we do that today?? We bought a jar of local honey, a fresh baked fried apple pie to share as a snack, and that was it! I just was so upset that they were selling the stuff made in China. They do have replicas of the vintage Fisher -Price toys for 10.99-19.99, but again made in China!!! I am going to try very hard to get my pictures uploaded and posted later today!