Today is the first day of Hanukkah; Happy Hanukkah to everyone who celebrates this Festival of Lights. Once again, I marvel at how light seems to play such an important part of all our varied religious observances and celebrations!
My little dollar store refrigerator Christmas countdown magnet! I bought it when my daughter was little and she loved to write the number of days for the countdown! I am trying to get into the holiday spirits, but, so far, this is the only Christmas-related item I have set up!
They say that news of death comes in threes. On Friday, it was news of my aunt's death. On Sunday, it was news of my friend's mother's death. Last night, it was news of another friend's brother's death. I had just spoken with her after Thanksgiving, reminiscing about the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays I used to spend with her, her parents, and her brothers! I find myself writing sympathy cards instead of Christmas and New Year greetings cards.
Today was a sunny day. I did some paperwork, paid a couple of bills, and practiced the piano.
I received a letter from the radiology center, in today's mail, stating that they were able to obtain a copy of my mammogram from last year and compared it with the one from earlier this fall; apparently, they want to take some additional screening mammograms! I am grateful that they were able to obtain a copy of last year's mammogram, do the comparison, and notify me of the need for additional tests! I called and made the appointment; the earliest they could give me was January 7th. I have an already scheduled appointment with the oncologist for later in January, so, that should work out well. Hopefully, they will be able to obtain the newer results by that appointment and we shall take it from there, I guess! I am trying hard not to worry!
Later in the evening, I chatted with friend R.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Help from my friend at the retirement office (I had more Medicare-related questions, today)
- Being able to pay my bills
- The radiology center was able to obtain last year's mammogram and do the comparison, at last! And, they contacted me about it.
- I was able to get an appointment scheduled for the follow up mammogram
- Medical insurance!
Friday's To Do List:
- Vacuum the family room
- Rearrange the furniture in the family room to make room for the Christmas tree
- Ask M to bring in the Christmas tree and boxes of decorations
How was your day? Have you started counting down to the holidays, whether it is the Eight Days of Hanukkah, or Twelve Days of Christmas, or some other holiday that is celebrated at this time of the year?