Sunday, November 26, 2023


The heading south. It's a mild 44 degrees right now, but it is raining and with the rain the temps will drop tonight. The morning may bring a nasty mix of rain and snow or freezing rain. I'm saying a prayer for our niece who is setting out from Erie at 5:00 a.m. to drive her son to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh for a checkup. 

I'm reading...A Snow Country Christmas by Linda Lael Miller.

I'm watching...a Christmas movie on UPtv.

I'm thinking...about going back to work tomorrow. I've been off since last Tuesday thanks to the holiday and problems with my leg. Last Monday night I couldn't sleep due to the pain in my knee/hip/leg. I called off on Tuesday and went to MedExpress. After several x-rays they decided I was suffering from inflammation of my sciatic nerve and the arthritis in my knee. I've been on a course of Prednisone ever since. The sciatica seems to be better, but I can't say the same thing for the knee. The MedExpress doc said if it doesn't get better an orthopedist is my next step.

I'm loving...the season. I really have my Christmas mojo back this year. Between the atmosphere at work and the grandchildren, how could I not be feeling jolly? We put up the outside lights today and last night I went with my daughter and grandchildren to see the lights in Ligonier (a Hallmark worthy town).

I'm looking the new refrigerator finally being delivered tomorrow. What an ordeal getting it has been. Our daughter and her husband will be here tomorrow to hopefully make sure the delivery goes smoothly.

I'm grateful...we had a quiet, but nice Thanksgiving. Gathered around the table this year were Tim and I, my mom and stepdad, our daughter and her family, and Mike, one of the clients from my work. I'm glad I was able to do it even with my leg acting up. I'm glad I invited Mike. He'd have been home alone otherwise.

I'm on top...of my Christmas shopping. I had created a shopping list on Amazon ahead of Black Friday so all I had to do Friday morning was get online and click "Add to Cart" when the prices dropped. Nearly everything on my list was ordered and over half of it is already here! 


Have a great week, everyone!


  1. Hi Stacy. So glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. It was kind of your to invite Mike to join your family for the meal. So sorry you are having sciatica and knee problems. I hope the pain lessens. I am doing most of my Christmas shopping online as well. Have a good week. See you again soon.

  2. Thanksgiving was great for us this year. We had nearly everyone (that matters) in one place for fun and food. Hopefully, by next year, the rest of the ones That Matter will be moved up to our neck of the woods too. We all live too far apart. Anyway, we're all praying for that to happen.
    Prayers about your sciatica and knee pains. Hope you can find relief soon.
    Still laughing at the graphics! They're perfect! lol
    Blessings. xx

  3. Hello! Love your background! So glad your Thanksgiving was lovely, and you had your people around your table. I am so sorry about your pain. Steve has had that in his back, and I see how painful it is. Prayers for healing and a cozy Monday, my friend.

  4. Sorry about your sciatica. I know how awful that can be! I manage mine with the help of a chiropractor and yoga. Hope you can find relief soon.

  5. You did it smart - I always say I'm going to do a list like that so I can just hit click but never do it! SIGH.

    Hope your pain is better. Sciatica is just awful. Cant escape the pain



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