This was the week of Christmas ...
Friday before --
I am so thankful for good friends. Kent. He takes time out of his life to help me at least once a week, sometimes twice, to bring in dialysis solution. He can do it so much faster than me! LOL
I was pretty bummed out because of the cost of Rick's new insulin, Humalog. Waiting until next week to call Blue Cross (probably after the first of the year), and having to wait to call Dr. Greenwell's office, ask them if there is a program that can help with the cost (again, probably after the holidays).
When I picked up the October 2014 Reader's Digest, simply because I was bored, and opened it to the coupon for 5 free Humalog pens - I was ecstatic! Can God be any more good to us! Wow!
On Saturday before --
...Rick and I were at the Star, getting it ready for the Coffee Creek Christmas dinner. Mary Ann Rash came by to visit. We hugged and laughed and talked. So good to see her, and to hear good things about her and Don, and Scott. I miss them so much here! Oh how much I miss them!!!!
Before she left, she handed us an envelope from their church - I opened it and there was a check for $500 and $60 cash!!!! Praise the Lord!!!!! God is good - even thru His people.
...Coffee Creek Christmas Dinner. LOTS and LOTS of good food, great hugs, and much laughter! We ate until everyone was stuffed. Then, the tables were moved, the chairs were gathered. Miss Glenda led us in Christmas carols ... and we played Chinese Christmas. If you have never played - everyone drew a number, 26 of us. Rick got number 1 - so he chose a present first. Opened it. Showed it to everyone. Number 2 could either take Rick's present, or get one from under the tree. Number 3 could take either of the 2 presents opened, or one from under the tree. And so it goes ... we laughed, we joked, we teased. Some faces turned red ... some had tears from laughing so hard. A good time!
We cleaned up the Star, said our good nights ... last hugs ... and we all went home - with smiles on our faces, and our tummies full. A good night.
Clean the bathrooms here at the park. A more lazy afternoon - resting.
Several of us decided to meet back at the Star around 6 p.m. - play cards, eat some leftovers ... cold fried chicken, ham, snack crackers, chocolate pie, pumpkin cheesecake. Laugh a lot!
Randy & Londie, Tommy & Kathry, Jeff, Steve & Janet, Rick & me. We played 9 rounds of "golf". No one was ready for the game to be over, or the evening - so we played 5 more!
About the 2nd hand to the last 5, Renee came in, and the laughter grew!
When the game was over, I had Renee read the recipe for "Captain Morgan's Christmas Fruitcake" - and the only way to read it is to read it out loud. Oh my! The laughter turned to tears! LOL
After cleaning bathrooms, we went into Santo and cashed the check from the church. Such nice people there at the bank. We enjoyed punch and cookies, too :) LOL.
...On to Mineral Wells. Buy a few groceries, get a few things we needed.
Pharmacy honored the coupon for Rick's Humalog - Thank you God! At least this gives me some breathing room. Time to (1) see if it is going to work (2) if it does work, call Blue Cross and find out why the co-pay is so much more, and (3) call Dr. Greenwell's office.
Rick bought me a very nice electric skillet. Now, I have an electric skillet, a crock pot, a microwave, and an electric oven! I can COOK! Don't need no propane! Thank you God!
We spent some time just looking around at Walmart. Enjoyed just being out of the house.
Stopped at the Dollar Tree and picked up a few things.
We cleaned bathrooms. And then enjoyed a lazy afternoon. Rick took a nap - and so did I. Oh it felt so good!!!!!
My Dish Internet has not been working right the last 3 weeks. And it hasn't worked at all in the last week - which is one reason these posts are so far behind. (Well, it's my story, and I'm sticking to it!)
I called them late Monday evening (yesterday). The tech tells me that since we are living in an RV that they can not send a repair tech out here. That the problem lies in us moving from one park to another. ? What? I tried to explain to him that we have NOT been moving this trailer. It sits right here in Lot 74! Rather than argue with a guy who knew nothing about our life ... I asked to speak to an account specialist.
Very nice man - listened ... and offered a solution.
...He agreed to send a tech out here on Christmas Eve.
...he is also sending a program line up card for the tv service, so that Rick can hold it, read it, and decide if he wants to change program packages or not.
...and he gave me a $100 credit on our bill!!!!! Wow!!! Just Wow!!! God is good!!!!! Thank you God for this!!!! It helps so much!!!!!
I also talked with Dessie - they are fixing Christmas lunch, and we are invited to come over and enjoy the day with them. :) ... For the last 3 months or so, with schedules, work and school - the times we have seen them have been "in and outs" - you know, those rush in, visit a minute, maybe eat a bite, and rush out times. It will be good to get there a little before lunch, and spend the afternoon just being together! Looking forward to it. Praying it will be a GOOD day for Rick, for all of us.
Clean bathrooms ...
Clean the RV ... deep clean it!
I'm tired ...
Christmas Day --
I know that Christmas is about the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus.
But this year? A sadness was upon me, and I just could not get to that "Merry" point. Sigh. Just could not seem to say those words - to anyone - "Merry Christmas". I'm sorry ...
We went over to Joshua and Dessie's for lunch ... for hugs ... for laughter. We ate - they had fixed a BBQ turkey - oh my! It was sooooo good!!! We had never had one before - but oh so good!
And after lunch, we played "Golf" with cards. Laughed until we hurt! It was good to laugh!
I think we both needed that time with the kids and grandkids. Oh how much we needed it!