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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hi everyone,

First thing is to let you know I have a Dr's appt. Tuesday morning, Dec. 4. Arjay and I both have bronchitis, and I am still very conjested and become short of breath after coughing or doing much walking. I noticed this after my breathing treatment today. I just want him to check me out and see if there is anything else he can do or if it just has to run its course. It's more complicated for me since I have asthma/copd.

Made some progress in the decorating project. We have one tree up here in the music/computer room. It's the Thomas Kincade one I had inherited from my friend when she died 2 yrs. ago this Feb. It's the one Thor laid alongside of as it's the kind you can't lay under. It comes right down to the floor. It's the neatest thing to put together. It folds down into the box. It has 2 parts to the pole. You just pull the whole tree up the pole and hook it on the top. It's already decorated. I just added the big bow to the top, tweeked the riibon a little and it was done. Arjay put it together for me. All I have to do is get a tree skirt for it now and that's it. The most important thing is Max was great. He walked over, sniffed it, walked behind it and watched it swivel a little (which it's supposed to do ) and then walked away and hasn't gone back since. He was more put out that I moved his chair out of that corner to the other side of the room. I also put a Christmas cushion on it and I'm sure he smelled Thor on it. But, I put some cat nip on the cushion and he is fine with it now. Curled up on it for a while. We'll see what he does with the bigger tree that he can fit under when we put it up tomorrow or Saturday in the living room. If you want, check out the picture with Thor laying next to the tree from last year in my gallery. We miss our sweet Thor.

I promise I will take my time decorating. It may take me 'till the end of Sunday night to finish, but that's ok. I love doing it and have all the time in the world. I have learned it's more fun to do it slowly and systematically. I have to remove items before I can put Christmas things in their place. I even change out the pillows on my futon in the computer/music room and on the sofa in the living room. It's all in the details! I then place all the excess items in the guest room and then close the door until after the holiday. Luckily we never have out of state guests until February or so.

Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. Arjay knew that and proposed to me on Thanksgiving Eve in 1979 and we were married a month later on Christmas Eve at 9 pm at his parent's home. The minister
was a family friend and he came to the house in between church services and married us. We will be married 33 years this Dec. 24. We have known each other 37 years. Nice to be married to your best friend.

That's it for now. Max sends his love and said he will stay in the Christmas Spirit. He'll be writing some I'm sure as time goes on.

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    Max being miffed at your moving his chair made me smile. Xena stayed mad at me for a whole day when I moved the furniture around in "her" part of the family room! Take it easy and drink a lot of clear liquid; you want to be well enough to enjoy the holiday. Glad you're going in to get checked out; you don't want it to slip into something worse. I'm fascinated with the folding decorated tree! Be well. Hugs.
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  • DBELLE39
    Get well soon, hope you recovery quickly to enjoy this festive time of year. Be sure to get some rest & don't over do it.
    1966 days ago
    I'm sure the tree does make you think of Thor. I'm glad your Max is leaving the tree alone. So far this year we haven't had to pull our Max out of the one tree he has climbed several times. He really loves this time of year. We put up trees and hang things on them to amuse him with.

    Have a great day!
    1966 days ago
    I hope you both feel better, that is nothing to play around with, especially when you have other issues like asthma. Sending love for all of you, Max included of course.
    1966 days ago
    All the best with the Christmas decorating. I hope Max will be a good boy! Look after yourselves and as you say, take it slowly, especially so your breathing isn't compromised. Also hoping your doctor can be of some help on the 4th. Thinking of you and sending hugs, plus a big meow to Max!

    Love to you all, Nattacia

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  • WILLOW49
    Sure hope you feel better soon!
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  • ELSCO55
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    I will continue praying for you as you wait to go and see your doctor. Take your time decorating and don't get too tired. I have my blood work on Tuesday morning and hopefully my potassium is going to be still in the OK range. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1966 days ago
  • THOMS1
    Happy Decorating. We are going to do ours this weekend also.
    1966 days ago
    Still praying for you and Arjay!

    I hope we get to see new picod Max by the trees! He is very handsome!
    1966 days ago
    Glad you are getting your decorations done, I've been working on ours all day but don't seem to be making much headway!!! That is cute that Max is being good with the tree so far, but didn't want you moving his chair!!!!

    Hope you are feeling better soon and glad you are going back to the doctor.

    1966 days ago
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