My sister had her traditional Christmas Eve Open House last night. Friends, family, food, and fellowship – a good time was had by all.
I fell down the step.
Notice that’s “step” singular, not “steps” plural. There’s one step down from her kitchen to the back door, and I turned my ankle on it. I landed on my knee (at about 150 MPH) so now I’m not sure which hurts worse – my right ankle or my left knee.
I thought about going to the emergency room for an X-ray of my ankle, but I’m pretty sure it’s just sprained. It’s swollen a little (not a lot, really), but it’s not bruised or discolored at all, so I think I’ll be okay. I don’t see much sense in dropping $150 (my ER Co-pay) to have them tell me it’s sprained, stay off it, yada yada.
It’s 8:00 Christmas morning, and I have still one more gift to wrap. Actually, it’s the first one I bought, back before Thanksgiving. It’s a big box, and I’ve been procrastinating about wrapping it since I got it home. I guess I’ll have to break down and wrap it this morning, before I take to Sis’ house for the gift exchange. It will be wrapped for a grand total of about an hour.
Jean called me from Iraq in the middle of the night – somewhere around 2 AM here – to wish me a Merry Christmas. She has to work today, and she wanted to call before she left the base to go out on a mission. She and her friends had already done their gift exchange the night before, and they had a party/picnic/cookout.
My neice’s husband, Sgt. Fred, got home yesterday (Christmas Eve) to Ft. Hood, TX, after 15 months in Iraq, at about 1:30 in the afternoon. She and their son are so happy to have him home for Christmas!
Well, that’s Christmas Morning at MorningGlory’s house. I hope you and yours are having a wonderful holiday. I’m going to hobble into the kitchen and wrap that last gift now, then get dressed and head out.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY!