“A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away.”

My house smells of rosemary. I just came from Agway. I needed dog biscuits, and I ended up also buying two wreaths for outside, a rosemary plant for here, two small poinsettias, and I scooped some greens off the cutting area for my outside bowl. It is definitely beginning to look like Christmas. I went outside last night and admired my lights. They are lovely. I’ll take pictures, but I am so bad at posting. A bunch are sitting in my camera.

After 60˚ yesterday, we have a raw, cold day today. I was out before ten as I had PT then I  had a list of places to go and things to get. I made it to all six places, and it took me two trips to bring everything into the house. Most are for decorating though I did buy myself a new pair of shoes. My physical therapist kept telling me I needed new shoes as even the treads were gone on my old ones. At the shoe store the clerk told me I had certainly gotten my money’s worth from the old ones. The new ones feel great.

Cats tend to throw up. Sometimes it is just hairballs, gross I know but not gag worthy. Fern will sometimes eat too much too fast and then get sick. This is the story of one cat and her throw up. I got up during the night to go to the bathroom and in the darkness I stepped in cat vomit and was totally grossed out. I tried to walk without using the affected foot, but ended up with a weird limp.I cleaned both me and the floor then went back to bed. This morning I went to put my slippers on and saw that Fern had left her mark on one of them. I cleaned the slipper but didn’t choose to wear it.

I have one small errand to do later, but I’m going to read a bit and have lunch. My book is a Clive Cussler. I find his fun to read. I don’t have to think a lot about the plot or the characters. They are perfect for when I put my feet up, brew a new pot of coffee and just relax.

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5 Comments on ““A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    I did just the same a few nights ago and it is truky impossible not to use that foot 🙂 I have no idea what the cats have done but they smell just awful today 🙂 Sune likes the smell though 🙂 I would like to give them a bath but I’m pretty sure Bertil would try to end my life and I really want to have thet Christmas vacation before I die 🙂

    No big errands to do for me for a while, the small ones I have is possible to do on my way home from work. Around F here both night and day now but it will get a biut warmer and start to rain later in the week, Hurray 🙂

    I really need new shoes too now but the ones I have might make it through this winter too, I’m just too lazy to go to the shoe store and I’m not sure if I want to buy any online, even if I have seen some I really would like to have.

    Have a great day!

  2. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I hate stepping in cold pet puke but stepping in warm pet puke is even worse. 🙁

    Shoes are important for backs. When my back starts bothering me a lot and there’s nothing I can blame it on, I figure it’s probably time to get new walking around shoes and toss the old ones. When the support structure inside the shoe breaks down, it changes how you move and that changes the way the impact of walking travels up through your bones and joints. It can screw up lots of things including your back. I learned this from my farrier but it applies to people even more so because people walk upright which magnifies the effect.

    I haven’t done any decorating yet but am contemplating another LL Bean wreath for my door. Last year’s remained attractive for a very long time after Christmas. It was even pretty when it had dried out completely and turned all bronze and gold.

    It’s a dull, damp, cold day here. If the dogs didn’t need to go out, I’d be staying curled up in my jammies.

    Enjoy the day and the smell of rosemary. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      Oh, I can remember the warm between my toes. Before I lived in Africa, it would have made me sick. Now I’m just annoyed.

      I can already tell the difference walking with the new shoes. My back hurt much less and I could walk longer before it actually started to cause pain. I am so glad my physical therapist kept pushing me.

      My inside has only the flowers I bought. That will be a project starting at the end of the week.

      Ugly day here too!

      Have a great evening.

  3. Birgit Says:

    Cold day too over here, slightly above 32F, shopping by bike wasn’t fun.
    Coincidentally I bought warm winter boots today. They sold leftover shoes at the supermarket for 7€ (whatever that is in US$, probably less than 10) and I needed a new pair anyway. Men’s boots, more convenient than beautiful but who cares, I’m prepared for snow now.
    Radio tonight, first a Taj Mahal 1999 concert and then a folk concert with 2 singing Norwegian women accompanied by Hardanger fiddle. I won’t understand a word but I just love this kind of music.

    • katry Says:

      Cold and raw here but I only went from car to store and back again. I am going to rest and read tonight. I have a few catalogues I want to look through.

      My shopping is complete. I need to start wrapping the Colorado stuff so I can mail the package. Finally I’ll get to plan my Christmas baking.

      Enjoy your concert listening!

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