started out with rain that turned into sleet. The temperature hovered a degree or two above the freezing mark, so according to those who had to be out in it, the roads were sort of sloppy but not overly icy. This morning brought maybe an inch of snow on the ground.
I am still dealing with some problems with my legs. I am not in pain and I can still get around ok. But I seem to be unable to reduce the swelling in my legs and feet. As a result, I will miss the big family Thanksgiving dinner at David's house. A few days ago oldest son Duane asked what my plans for Thanksgiving were. I told him I would be home as I didn't think it wise to go out in the ice and snow. The swelling is such that I can't fit these fat feet into shoes. He and Lori talked it over and decided to stay home, too, so I would not be alone for the holiday. Duane is roasting the turkey and making a bowl of scalloped corn, a long time family tradition.
I have several physical therapy sessions scheduled in the upcoming weeks. The goal is to reduce the swelling so I can wear shoes again. Minnesota is not a really good place to be in the winter if all you can get on your feet is socks. :)
So today I will be busy. There are pumpkin pies to make and stuffing to assemble and dinner rolls to bake. I think I enjoy the holiday preparations nearly as much as the holiday itself.
This year has been one full of blessings. I have so very much to be thankful for. I have reached the ripe, old age of 70, still pretty much intact. Unlike many, I have a warm place to live, plenty of food to eat and I am surrounded by family who go out of their way to see that my needs are taken care of. Although my body gives out on me from time to time, my mind still works reasonably well and I am able to spend my days doing the things I love to do.
And I am blessed with blogging friends who visit here. Your comments bring me happiness and I am grateful for each of you. I wish for all of my blog friends a truly wonderful Thanksgiving. May God bless each and every one of you.
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