"...wE mUst bE thE chAnGe wE wiSh tO sEE iN thE wOrld..." K.G.


Christmas for dummies..

 its been so long since i have posted that now the feelings and details of our holidays are old news and there's too much to explain to update everyone. so i will condense and highlight the generalities in pictures and move onto my next post...K? K.


we had a blizzard...the 1st white Christmas in years!


Diane tried to shovel but it kept coming down!


our humble tree..



picture of our home BEFORE the 14 peeps and 3 dogs arrive! [that green recliner on the right is my temporary bed cuz i can't sleep laying flat yet.. so i have been sleeping with the Christmas tree lights on at night which has been very warm and endearing to me]


my sister Denise who lives here in Omaha, helped Diane prepare food due to my gimpy arm...


the gang's all here... and a good time was had by all!


Julian had a blast!


he received a real guitar! [watch out tom petty]


  me conked out with my oldest son's 2 beasts Mia and Leo after everyone left...[let's blame it on the Percocet's]..

so there you have it. our Christmas 2009. new years was quiet, only had 5 visitors who left much before midnight as they had to work the next day. we spent a quiet, uneventful evening with Diane falling asleep before the new year slipped in... i guess we are just getting old... to sum up my feelings, i really enjoyed Christmas, and new years eve was a bit of a bummer.

i am just relieved and glad the holidays are over. i couldn't help out at all, my poor wife had to do everything plus take care of me... i owe her BIGTIME!

oh. here is an updated picture of my broken arm with the rod inside... [anyone got a magnetic bingo wand for the staples?]


not too shabby, eh?

[yes.. it still hurts, but getting better every day]




ChiTown Girl said...

Oh, WHAT THE FUCK!!!? You should give some kind of warning if you're gonna post any kind of medical pictures!!! I feel queasy now!!!

Good grief, I hope you have some killer pain meds!!

I see by Julian's crown you had some crackers at your shindig. How fun!

I wishing you all the best in 2010. Health, happiness and prosperity to you and yours!!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

OWIE!! Big OW! To a healing and happy 2010!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I can't believe you showed me that arm of yours...now mine hurts too!! You poor thing....
So glad your Christmas was good, considering you are all gimpy and such. Your family is great...love seeing that lil' guy of yours. :)
Happy New year to you and yours!!

kimber p said...

hahahaha!! it's like me posting my neck, post thyroid surgery....it's fun giving people a jolt of electric every now and then..lol

You have a beautiful home C, and it was filled to the brim with beautiful people, how lucky you are :)

greg said...

Happy New Year to you! I hope that arm heals quickly, that looks so painful.

You have a beautiful home. :)

jo.irish.rose said...

i will pluck those staples out for u i dont mind, k? i did it before. no....really, the ones in my belly came loose before they got to them so i had to take them out....no problem....how long you got to keep them babies in? they look more painful then mine did though. poor toone. and it looks swollen and bruised...make sure u use some of the scar cream...it worked on my hand surgery, it hardly shows now. je veux pas dire que vien ici, ok? au revoir pour une petit peut. maudit!

Maria said...

Holy Cow. I would be popping those pain pills like jelly beans....

Technodoll said...


*picks self off floor after fainting spell*

I'm amazed you find the power and energy to write and blog, woman! That looks sooo painful.

Still appreciate you sharing your lovely home and christmas party, that food looks deeelish. Oh and the couches look comfy!


C said...

thanks everyone for the compliments. bows down gimpily...

the staples are out now so i will update the picture. it looks great! once they removed the staples they put steri strips [tape strips] on it and they stayed in place until they fall out on their own [shhhh, sometimes they got a lil nudge]

sorry so graphic!


C said...

oh and yes chichi we had firecrackers! diane's custom!


Clippy Mat said...

C: OW! that pic of your arm. but I see you got the staples out now which is good.
your Christmas pics look lovely and it's so nice to see you surrounded by all of your peeps. julian is adorable!
It looks like you and Diane had a great time.
all the best to you both for 2010.
Pat :-)

La Roo said...

Your home and family look lovely. I'm coming next year, ok? You really make it so inviting and warm and cozy.
Awww you wittle arm. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. You get the brave award from me.
Big hugs from me. (did you feel it?)
x Laroo

dont eat the token said...

Your photos tell a lovely story! Cute decorations and family :)

That surgery sounds like quite the battle to overcome, but you're doing it one day at a time!

Jude said...

awesome picture of your ARM!!!!!

glad to hear the staples are out now...so do you have an xray to share with the rod inside?

and extra kudos to Diane for doing it all....she and Mrs Jude should get together for a bitch session on us. ;)