was good to me this year.
I have been wanting one of those jackets that look like a flannel shirt only they have a warm, quilted lining. I have heavy winter coats, but wanted a jacket more lightweight. Oldest Son has one and I had talked to him about shopping for a similar one for me after Christmas. Lo and behold, the jacket I wanted turned up under the tree. I love it and I'm sure it will get lots of use when I can be out and about again. And my daughter assured me that plaids are "in" this year!
My kids are good at finding useful and unusual gifts for me. As anyone who visits here regularly knows from my occasional whining, I have been dealing with arthritis and leg problems this year. This means that although I am still capable of doing the basics for myself like cooking, laundry and basic housekeeping chores, the details often are neglected. Dust bunnies are multiplying at an alarming rate. Cupboards do not get scrubbed. Anything requiring climbing up on a step stool or excessive bending to reach rarely get done.
So my family gave me cleaners. They hired a company to come in to do a one-time deep cleaning of my apartment. This will happen some time in January. They won't let me stay home while the cleaners are at work. They think I will try to help. Don't know where they got that idea, but they are taking me out somewhere while my apartment gets a top to bottom scrubbing.
Anyone who has physical limitations will understand that once we fall behind on those chores, it seems like an impossible task to get caught up again. I have good days and not so good days. On good days I can accomplish quite a lot. On not so good days it is all I can do to cook meals and wash the dishes. So I think it will be easier for me to maintain a clean apartment once the dust bunnies have been eradicated and the surfaces and corners I have trouble reaching have been dealt with.
God has blessed me with a better family than I deserve. And I am forever grateful.
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