This year we will be splitting up. Tony will be taking the kids to his Mom's side of the family on Christmas Eve, while I stay with my parents. I would like to go with them, but with my pain acting up lately, I didn't think it would be wise to take a long car trip and be far from home if something comes up. Tony agreed, and will be dropping me off with my parents before they head out for the day. It'll be interesting because my brother works Christmas Eve, so it will be just me and my parents for Christmas for the first time since before my brother was born (he's 27). I can't help but feel like it's going to be a little lonely. But on the other hand, we've been running way behind, so Christmas Eve I will be helping to set up my parents' Christmas tree, wrap their gifts to the kids, and possibly baking some last-minute cookies. Sounds like it might be a nice evening to play Farkle or Skip-Bo or Cribbage. They'll pick me up when they get back into town. I suppose this means I will have to give Moose (Aspie) a bath so he can come with me for the day.
Yesterday I had my MRI done. The machine is loud and the injection stuff they gave me left me with a headache for several hours afterwards. They said it could take up to a week for someone to call me with results, but that they'd try to get everyone called back by Friday due to the holiday weekend. I'm hoping they see something in there that explains my pain.
I am still working on getting photos for my new Winter Sowing Guide. I seem to have misplaced my Dremel, so I'm waiting for Tony to have some spare time to help me find and use a drill. I don't like loud noises and the additional weight and vibration of the drills is unpleasant to me. I love my Dremel because it's small, light weight, easy to change out tool pieces, and it is quieter and vibrates less than other tools. As soon as I can get the holes drilled, I can proceed with the rest of the process and get my first container out, and complete the photo portion of the guide.
I keep going back and forth on what I want to do this winter. Part of me wants to go crazy winter sowing again and then try to sell the seedlings in the spring to help fund our move. But part of me knows we have a lot of stuff already that we need to get rid of, and maybe I should focus on selling off stuff we already have and do less planting. Maybe I'll just winter sow the perennial varieties I'm planning to take with me when we move (apples, plums, rhubarb, berries, etc.) and just skip tomatoes and peppers and all of my other delicious vegetables. But then if something comes up and we can't move - if my medical bills are too much to allow for paying them back and a house payment, or if we can't find a house we like... That leaves me with no garden. I'm sure to be busy either way. I really need to work on paring down our belongings to facilitate an easier move. We don't need half of the material belongings we own. A vast majority is actually stuff we took to sell and haven't been able to get listed in various places. I'm going to make that a priority after Christmas. I need to start selling things off. it will both de-clutter, and raise some funds for the move to come. Keep an eye out for future links to things I'm selling! I may just list them on our Facebook page so it's all readily available and people can comment right on the photos if they see something they want. Please go "like" our Facebook page to get updates when we post on there.