2020 Drawing to a Close

Christmas has come and gone, and now everyone is aguishly awaiting the new year. Robin made it home for Christmas back on December 11. The new term for veterinary school starts on January 4 so Robin will be heading back up to Oregon on the 2nd with a new edition (kitten by the name of Burke). Shawn came home a couple weeks ago limping. Apparently he landed funny on his right leg while boxing and the next thing he knew he was on the floor. Then the day before Christmas Eve he comes home, sits on the bed, removes his sock and asks, Does this look swollen? Not only did it look swollen but he had pitting edema (note with a veterinarian student we know the technical term for pressing finger into skin and it does not bounce back right away). And because of Shawn’s high platelet count from his lack of a spleen we thought it wise he go to the ER to rule out a DVT. Thankfully it is just a badly strained muscle no DVT was found, but it made for an interesting Christmas Eve. Shawn actually had me call the hematologist’s office first; I told him they’d be closed on Christmas Eve, but he was trying like hell to avoid the ER. Can’t say as if I blame him.

Nonnie brought Christmas Eve dinner over. We were going to have it at her house but with Shawn’s 4 hour stint in the ER, she packed up dinner and transported it over here. We had pulled pork, mashed potatoes, and broccoli. On Christmas Robin spent the morning at Liberty Wildlife so we got to sleep in. Then we opened presents and Shawn cooked a London Broil with a recipe he found on WebMD (yes, apparently they have cooking recipes). As Shawn said, It’s the first time he went on WebMD and did not get, you’re probably going to die. But then again it was a recipe to cook beef, and lucky me got put on a statin this year so I should be avoiding the red meat. We also had stuffing, baked potatoes, squash, cranberry sauce, shrimp and scallops to round off the meal. Both dinners were yummy. And then yesterday we did fondue for dinner also very yummy and yes, I need to get back on a low cholesterol diet.

Pull muscle in leg
Why bother to exercise
My husband the gimp

Pull muscle in calf
Christmas Eve trip to ER
Lay off the boxing

Twelve days of Christmas
Different flavors to try
Box of Irish creams

Discarded wrappings
Santa cat sits in a box
Christmas aftermath

Surprise pickle gift
Donner Dinner Party game
German tradition

Time with family
Holiday lights at Wigwam
All the Christmas feels

Blue and yellow paint
Living room transformation
Fresh new beginning

Pay close attention
Compare Christmas past to now
How quickly things change

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