And in other thoughts... are you ready for Christmas? I have a couple of things to finish making, but they are mostly ready. All of our ordered packages are here, save one, which is on back order. Oh, well. My mother is stressed out b/c her package to us was mailed without tracking and she seems certain it will now be lost... or stolen if we aren't here to take it directly from the mailman.
Every morning Joseph comes downstairs and turns over all the pieces on the advent calendar. It drives the other two kids crazy.
Nathan found out at work last week that he had a week of vacation that needed to be used by the end of the year! But of course, he couldn't take the week of Christmas or New Year's off, b/c it was already booked. So, they told him he could take this coming Mon and Tues off (they were staffed enough) and then roll over the remaining three days if he used them in Jan. So he took off every Fri in Jan. Fun!! :) I am so excited, it's a lovely Christmas present. Plus, he likes to cook when he's home and we always eat better (tastier!) when that happens.
My grandmother is back in the hospital. She wants out by Christmas, but it doesn't look likely, since she still isn't up and moving. We're afraid she's going to end up back in the nursing home. I haven't spoken with her yet, but my grandfather sounded very tired and discouraged today. She went in via the ER last Mon morning. I'm sending them a copy of Dr. Suess' "You're Only Old Once." I hope it helps them laugh a little.
Speaking of laughing... Joseph's favorite movie is the old BYU "Johnny Lingo." We watched it this morning (snow canceled church) and I got to wondering again. Johnny says he wanted Mahana to know she was worth more than any other woman on the island so he paid 8 cows for her and that's what helped her realize her true beauty, right? So, if someone, one day, pays 10 cows for his wife, will she regress?