Lynn’s Recollections and Reflections #26 – Present Day

Fast Forward to Today

Don’t worry, I will head back in time but I wanted to use this series to share what has been going on in my life lately.

I’m glad that I decorated really early for Christmas because things have been a little crazy.

Family Traditions

We celebrated our annual Swedish potato sausage-making tradition last weekend. We had a great time with my brother and sister-in-law and their grown kids. Yes, the same brother who lived with me in Recollections #23.

After they left, while I was washing dishes I sliced my index finger on my right hand open. I had a brand new very sharp knife in the soapy water and well… you can imagine the rest.

I spent several hours in the emergency room getting stitched up.

Feeling Left Out

Two days later in Dallas our son-in-law (Tommy) who must have been feeling left out as all of the attention lately has been on his 32-week pregnant wife (Annie) decided to have his appendix burst.

While this is typically a straightforward procedure, he spent 5 days in the hospital (including Thanksgiving). There were some complications and he couldn’t be released until he was stable.

Needless to say, he still has his appendix that will need to be taken out once the infection is under control. The timing will be right around the baby’s arrival.

This Past Friday

I got my stitches taken out and Tommy got to come home. Tommy’s Mom also arrived in Dallas which made this mom’s heart glad to know that they have help and support during this stressful time.

Now that my finger is almost back to normal, I can get myself back on track. I want to be not only caught up with blog posts but also ahead so that I don’t have to stress when I head to Dallas for the baby’s arrival.

I also have a surprise that I’ve been working on and I’m hoping that I can roll that out the first of the year as planned.

I can’t wait to share it with all of you!

Tomorrow I will be sharing a Christmas Tour of my Home! You don’t want to miss it.

Peace & Love,

Some of My Favorite Things

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  1. The Introduction
  2. My Parents and Their Friends in the 60s
  3. A Lonely Kid
  4. The Day I Ran Away TO Home
  5. The Tornado
  6.  Moving Away from My Friends
  7. The Summer of 1975
  8. Living with the Devil
  9. After the Summer of 1975
  10. The Wedding
  11. Newlyweds and 2 New Houses
  12. A Baby
  13. Behind Closed Doors
  14. Living the Dream
  15. Four Tumultuous Years
  16. My Sister
  17. Fast Forward To Today
  18. The Divorce
  19. Do Your Homework
  20. Why Am I Writing This
  21. Living Through Abuse
  22. Fixer Upper
  23. Dating Single Mom
  24. The Ghost
  25. Losing My Favorite House

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  1. I am so glad you and Tommy are both feeling better.