This morning, I could tell Drew was a little better, but not one 100%. We still were going to go to his parents for Christmas. My parents were meeting us over there for dinner. I was excited to spend the day with everyone, but I was worried about Drew. He wasn’t doing so well.
When we arrived to his parents, we hung out and opened gifts with Tommy and Megan.
Tommy and Megan got Drew a nice Eddie Bauer zip up, and they gave me a pink champagne 3-wick candle from Pier 1. I love Pier 1, candles, and pink champagne. They also gave us a $50 gift card to Lowes. We gave them together with a gift card to Amazon and I bought Megan a little wine glass ornament with a Santa hat on it.
I finally got to meet Waffles. I was glad to finally meet him. He has the sweetest little personality. He just comes right up to you and kisses you and pounces on you.
Butters on the other hand, just wants you to throw him the ball. He is not about kisses and cuddles. Tommy and Megan said he is the athlete.
After gifts, Drew and I went to get Aunt Toostie. We took his mom’s car. Chippewa is a bit of drive from his parents, but we made it. Aunt Tootsie was so glad to see us. She filled us in on what has been going on with her.
When we arrived back to my in-laws my parents arrived shortly after. I was glad to see them. I love it when we are all together. I just wish Drew felt better. Dinner was a huge spread. Drew seemed to have an appetite. I was glad of that.
After dinner, we hung out for a while, we decided not to go see Grandma. We would see her sometime during the week. We didn’t want her getting sick and getting what Drew had.
This Christmas day was a bit different this year. Grandma has been recovering in a rehabilitation center. She fell back in November and cracked a bone in her spine. This happened right before she was to get her heart valve replaced. The fall happened after she had her heart cath implanted. My mother-in-law, believe she fell due to her blood pressure being so low, from the surgery. Thankfully, she had her first alert on her and was able to get call an ambulance.
Honestly, I believe she will not return to her high rise apartment, because she is a fall risk. God forbid she returns to her apartment, and in the future, she falls again and there is no one there to help her. It is sad, but she may end up in assisted living, or even a nursing home.
All that is going on with Grandma, and my mother-in-law, brings back some not so nice memories from when my Grandma was getting ready to go into a Nursing home, because she fell in the kitchen, and broke her hip. She needed skilled care until she passed away. It is so sad to see Andrew’s family go through this process. I am trying to be there for everyone, but the outcome of Grandma ever returning to her apartment, doesn’t look too good.
On Christmas Day, we were supposed to pick up Aunt Tootsie and bring her to Andrew’s parents with us, but she isn’t feeling well and wanted to stay home. We arrived at Andrew’s parents around 12pm. We sat around the living room and opened gifts. I received a silver diamond bracelet, and a gift card to Starbucks from my in-laws. I love my bracelet and I am so thankful. Andrew received a gift card to Best Buy, and a customized Whiskey Barrel, engraved with his name on it.
My parents arrived at 2pm. Then we sat down and ate dinner. We had ham, potatoes, green bean casserole, and prime rib. It was all so yummy. for dessert, my mother-in-law brought out a cake to honor my dad’s retirement. He retired from work this past Thursday. I was happy she honored it. She didn’t have to, but she didn’t and that makes her so cool.
After dinner, we hung out and cleaned up, then we got in our cars and went to visit grandma at the rehab center. My parents even decided to come and visit her. I was glad about that. Grandma seemed so happy to see us. The first thing she asked Pam, was if she brought her any food? Pam said, Well no I didn’t, because they serve you dinner here. I didn’t even think to do it, mom. She said, she would bring her some tomorrow for lunch. My mother-in-law took pictures of us with Grandma, because who knows this may be this last Christmas. You hate to think of things like that, but we have to be realistic and be prepared.
In the morning, we woke up we opened gifts with each other, and then got ready to go to his parents’. We already knew each other’s gifts. I received a FitBit Alta from Drew. I gave Drew wireless headphones that are like mine, but they are black. We relaxed, until it was time to get Grandma. We had to pick Grandma up at 12pm, then go to Oakdale to his parent’s new house.
After we got there, my parents showed up, and it was so nice to have my parents there. We were finally all together on a holiday! Megan and I drank wine together all day. It was nice and relaxing. My mom helped clean up with Aunt Tootsie in the kitchen. I was glad everyone was there. It makes things so much easier, on Drew and I without having to travel back and forth on Christmas. We left around 8pm and took Grandma home. It is hard to get her in and out of the car. Once we got home, we relaxed for the rest of the evening. Another Christmas in the books.