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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and if you went shopping survived Black Friday.  I personally do not see the appeal of waiting in line for hours to buy things.  I am not a big fan of crowds.  Hubby and I have had a good time with my family this weekend.  The only thing that would have made it better is if Navy Girl, Army Girl and Air Force Girl had been here too.  You were all greatly missed.  All of the “kids” were asking when the next time they would see you.  So when and if you get a weekend off . . . I am so funny! 

Yesterday we spent the day doing some sprucing up of Gpa’s house.  We got him new blinds and washed the curtains and washed the windows (thanks Hubby) and got new shades for his lamps.  Trying to get some more light in his life.  I think the more light he gets the less depressed he will be.  It is so dark in his living room.  He spends most of his time in it so I would like it to be a little more happier rather than the dark depressing place it has been.  He has not felt very good while we have been here.  It makes me sad to see him winding down the way he is.  He is in the bathroom right now coughing and wheezing.  Smoking is such a horrible thing.  Most of what we washed off the windows was tar.  Brown and nasty.  The inside of the windows were dirtier than the outside.  We talked about getting someone in to clean at least once a month, I would like them to start washing down the walls too.  I don’t know how much longer he can be independent.  I know he is worried about that too.  He has talked about the assisted living place over by the church.  We should look into it.  See how much it is and if there is a waiting list.  I worry.

Everyone will be heading out today.  It was good to be together.  I hope we can do this more often.  I just don’t see happening.  Everyone has such busy lives.  All of my kids are grown and so are sister M’s but everyone else is still working on raising theirs.  We are a very lucky family, we have really nice kids.  I hope it stays that way. 

We heard from Army Girl on Thanksgiving, she got to talk to Gpa.  Poor kid had another migraine.  I went through a period like that when I was about her age.  Seemed like every time I turned around I was getting one.  I found out my triggers were stress, coca cola and coffee.  So I try to avoid all of them.  Navy Girl called later on Thanksgiving, we talked for a little bit but it was hard to hear her.  We were at the church still and the echo was fierce and everyone was laughing.  So we talked again yesterday and she got to talk to Gpa.  We have gotten pictures from Air Force Girl so we know she is having a good time.  I am going to make sure she talks to Gpa before we leave today.  I hope you all have taken the time to tell everyone how much you love them.  We are all here such a short time.  I love you all.  Thank you for reading this blog.

Happy thoughts for a happy day!

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