It's that time of year when I begin winding things up for the year. Bob has only one more medical appointment this year. For a year that had a lot of ups and downs for him I believe he's going to close the year in a pretty good shape. For that we are grateful.
Daughter sent a text on Sunday that she made 8 double recipes of toffee and a recipe of divinity. She must be gifting candy to half the city. When she gets here she's committed to candy making with Bob.
Looks like I will finish the year in vertical position. I managed to escape having to take blood pressure medication which made me very happy. The world still spins a little from time to time, but mostly at night when I'm in bed so I can't hurt myself. I expect it will go away in time.
My sister-in-law received our check yesterday and immediately called. She's always thanked us when we've given them money but she was very emotional this time. I do think life is pretty tough for her these days. Our daughter is sending generous CVS and Kroger gift cards that should enable her to pay for her prescriptions for several months. Our son is sending a Walmart gift card. Life has been good for our family this year and it's only right we pay some of it forward.
I love my sister-in-law but she gave every cent of their money to children and grandchildren that did not deserve the help. Granted they had a child that got into drugs but no way could Bob's brother or any of us convince her there was a time when she had to stop. Until recently she managed to squeak out money for these kids and grandkids and I was determined not to support them. As far as I can tell that's stopped now, she's hit bottom, but we have to be very careful about how we help her.
I'm looking out the window expecting snow to begin falling any minute. To be honest I have to say it will probably be no more than an inch and most likely will be gone by tomorrow. I've never lived where it was cold enough to have a lot of snow. This morning when I read Jean's post at The Misadventures of Widowhood I was shocked. I have no concept of how to survive in a world that seriously snows.