Too Early for Christmas Decorations


I woke up at 7:30. Hope was licking my face. I picked her up and carried her to the kitchen/laundry room and tied her up. I ate two cupcakes and drank a Caffeine Free Diet Sam’s Cola for breakfast. I let Hope loose.


I checked email and comments on my blog.


I drank several cups of coffee with vanilla syrup throughout the morning.


I spent time with Mom. I called AARP Medicare RX about a prescription that was denied at the pharmacy for her. I found out that it required prior authorization. I called her doctor and was on hold for forty-five minutes. I called another office and got through. I asked them to get the doctor to call AARP Medicare RX and do the authorization. They said the drug store should have sent them a message saying the drug required prior authorization. I told the lady that sometime our pharmacy made us do the work because they had told me to call the insurance company. Sam’s pharmacy is not always the most helpful of pharmacies. Hopefully, the doctor will call and get the drug approved. It is for Mom’s night cramps, which are very bad.


I spent some time on the internet and the phone researching ways to find aid for Mom for next year when she is in the Medicare Part D coverage gap. I was not able to find anything.


I read in Coming To Our Senses by Jon Kabat-Zinn.


I ate turnip greens and cornbread with a Caffeine Free Diet Sam’s Cola for lunch.


Alex called and said he would only have 96 hours at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. He is going to save his leave for right before he is deployed to Iraq. I am not happy that he will not be spending more time with us over the holidays. I did not tell him that though because I want him to do what he feels is the right thing for him to do.


Mom brought two Christmas trees in out of storage and set them up on the porch. I am not at all ready to decorate. I think Christmas trees should go up no earlier than Thanksgiving. We keep our tree in the living room covered until Thanksgiving. I just am really not much into the holidays anymore. I like being with family during the holidays, but mostly they are just days like any other. Mom is all into Christmas. I really do not understand her feelings. After Alex grew up and is not into Christmas so much I am not either. Mom says I do not get anything out of Christmas because I do not put anything into it. Maybe she is right. I just think there is too much commercialism over the whole thing and I do not see it. I see no reason to start selling Christmas in stores before Halloween.


Mom cooked eggs and toast for supper. It was nice.


I did not write on my NanoWriMo novel today. I may give up on it because I cannot come up with anything to write. Maybe I just am not cut out to be a novelist.



Jo Ann Wink

  1. #1 by Laoch on November 9, 2007 - 5:23 pm

    I hope your son will be safe during his deployment.Christmas is nice but it is not time yet.

  2. #2 by Jo Ann on November 9, 2007 - 10:20 pm

    Thank you Laoch. I think Alex will be okay, but I cannot help worrying a little.
    I agree Christmas is nice, but putting up trees now is way too early. I broke down and helped a little today. I cannot deny my mother.
    Jo Ann

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