Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year

I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and that the new year brings you peace and happiness.  I haven't done anything blog worthy lately. (I did throw away a pile of unmatched socks in an effort to streamline my life for 2017, but I didn't take a picture....)  I am enjoying having my adult kids home for the holidays. My husband's office closed for the week, so he's been here much more than usual as well. The dishwasher is in constant use and the fridge is stuffed with food.  
Besides eating, we've been binge watching. I am enjoying a  Netflix series called Medici Masters of Florence.  I wish I had seen it before our trip there, so the names associated with the history of Florence would have meant more to me.  
Medici: Masters of Florence Poster
My son (who knows me well) gave me a dvd of an 8 part series War and Peace which we loved as well. 
If you are a musical fanatic, be sure to see La La Land at the movie theaters.  It is so much fun!
La La Land (film).png
I'm nervously looking forward to January 10th...
I'll be having out patient surgery to remove some of the hardware that was put in my foot back in July.  It has done its job and my ankle has fused well, but one of metal pieces is hurting every time I flex my foot.  The surgeon promises me that this is a very minor procedure and that I will be walking and driving right away.  I'm hoping that he's right and I will be pain free very soon.
Come back tomorrow for Monday Social!  We look forward to seeing what you have been up to.


  1. Eilis I am cracking up over your post! Everyone is home from work and school here too so I know exactly what you mean. I absolutely loved this production of War and Peace. I'll be thinking of you and your upcoming surgery. When you are well please give me a call and I will bring my paint box out. It is the LEAST I can do to thank you for your generation donation to my cousin's family. It is truly appreciated! Happy New Year!

  2. I'm dying to see La La Land! It looks so cute and uplifting.

    Please let me know if I can help in any way when you have that procedure. :)

  3. Eilis, I'll be thinking of you with your foot procedure! Let us know how you do.
    Certainly understand about having a full house or in my case being in my two adult children's homes during the holidays and having time to do any blogging.

  4. Wishing you and yours a blessed,healthy and happy 2017.
    Marilyn and family

  5. I had to laugh at that one. Throwing away unmatched socks is feat and it is worthy of its own picture so the rest of us will be inspired to take that plunge. Just as soon as I did throw them away, I'd find a match. I just know it. I'll say a prayer for your procedure. I'm so sorry you have having to do that. I'm glad you've got the kids home. I did a lot of dishes this week too. Happy New Year! Getting to know you was one of the many blessings of 2016.

  6. Eilis,
    My family knows to ask about everything to see if I am photographing it for the blog. The catch phrase here is, "That'll blog." So don't throw out the next batch of unmatched socks until you've captured the heap in a photo to share. :) Best wishes for a pain-free, fast-to-recover surgery on your foot. I share Katie's sentiments, "Getting to know (and Katie) were two of the many blessings of 2016."



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