Friday evening, Christmas Eve, Girlie Girl, Handsome Lad and I went out for Thai food. The place was pretty deserted, but the food was delicious. After that we took a tour of the best lit neighborhoods in Glendora. There is one place that has that set up that corresponds to a radio station. It was pretty amazing. We even drove way up GMR to where it is completely dark and wilderness-y to look down on the lights of the city. Views like that are beautiful, but somehow make me feel a little lost, too.
Christmas itself, on Saturday, was really lovely. We all met at WTG's house around 1 pm. The little guys had opened presents earlier at their house, so they were able to eat a nice big lunch before we started working on the pile of stuff at this gathering. There were so many gifts, that even working at a nice steady pace it probably took us a good 90 minutes to get through them all. I had already open my presents from DR...this is what he got me:
Just what I wanted!
I also got lots of socks, some perfume, a new comforter and sheets, a necklace, slippers, Bear Paw boots, and several gift cards. I couldn't have been happier and I don't think anyone else could have been either!
Here I am braiding Miss Personality's fake blue hair.
Out of everything the girls got, those little hairpiece things, which were part of a dress-up set that Girlie Girl got them, were their absolute favorites. Miss Personality was genuinely thrilled by the idea that someone would really think she had some blue hair. And Love Bug loves what Miss Personality loves :-) Little Prince got a new ride on toy, seen in the background on one of the few occasions he was parted from it.
Sunday was super quiet, but yesterday, Monday, I ended up having to take my mom to urgent care. She's been under the weather for probably three weeks. Finally, she tried to make a doctor's appt. yesterday, but couldn't get in. So I said that as long as we both had time, why didn't I just take her to urgent care and deal with this. I mean, my mom is almost 72. I don't think we need to mess around when she's sick. So we got there about 2:30 and they said they couldn't see her...we'd have to come back at 6. Fine, yes. So we went back at 6 and they took her right in. She was in there about an hour, which sort of worried me, but she was mostly just waiting I guess. I had been real worried about her breathing, but they said her lungs weren't bad. They didn't seem too concerned...they gave her a prophylactic influenza shot, measured her bone density and gave her the little mail in kit for a colon cancer test. Pretty much the things they probably do when an older person comes in. I was glad they didn't think she is seriously ill, but worried because she's has been not feeling well for so long....it didn't seem like something that is just going to go away. But we'll see, I guess. I told her if she wasn't well in a few days, we'd show up again.
Now it is Tuesday and I am hoping for relaxation. I don't have my car, since Kick Back Dude had to borrow it, so that might actually help :-)
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. From what I've read so far on blogs, signs are good! Now on to a bright, shiny New Year! 2011, here we come....
I hardly have any photos with all of them together! They are a slippery bunch like that.