We're making good progress with our Christmas preparations. Yesterday we finished decorating our tree, a new smaller one than we have had. Yes, we've downsized the Christmas tree, from the 7 foot version to the 4 foot version. We had the previous one for at least 15 years, but it was increasingly heavy and awkward to bring up from the basement and to put up, especially since I can't really help anymore. But we weren't prepared to just not have one.
I forgot to mention in yesterday's post on pain management, my recognition that strong pain is linked to high blood pressure. I've been taking my BP twice a day, and getting some pretty high readings in late afternoon when the pain is worst. So that was a pretty good reason to get the pain under control!