Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas




Hark the herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn king!"


Many of us are already in the Christmas weekend countdown, so I want to send out these greetings now and hope I'm not too late for you.

Tomorrow my kids, Mark and Amy, with Nicholas, come to our house for an all-day Christmas celebration. On Sunday, Christmas Eve, Donica and I will celebrate alone. Then on Christmas Day, we will join Donica's extended family in south Atlanta.

Donica, BTW, is gaining strength and energy with every passing day. She's now taking pain meds only twice a day, down from 6 times right after surgery. I do all the driving but we go out-n-about, catching up on the holiday movies. Yesterday we even took Nicholas to the Georgia Aquarium so as to make use of the annual pass that was expiring. Next Wednesday she'll get her stitches out and will get the once-over from the doctor, who will hopefully give her his thumbs up. More on that then.

[The above sculpture is from the Niki de Saint Phalle exhibition in our Atlanta Botanical Garden when we visited last May. It was the photo I used for our Christmas card this year.]

21 comments:

  1. I hope it's a happy and blessed Christmas for you and Donica and your families. Enjoy every moment of it.

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  2. First of all I'm glad to know that Donica is gaining strength!
    Then I will tell you it's not to late for your greetings and I reply:

    From all of me to all of you: Marry Christmas:-)

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  3. Merry Christmas, my friend! You've got lots of family celebrations coming up - very nice. My brother and his wife got the wonderful gift of a baby girl on Thursday night and we are all very excited about it.

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  4. Wishing you and all your loved ones the very best Christmas. Thanks so much for the sentiments, too. So glad to hear that Donica is recovering nicely.

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  5. Dixie: You're a sweetheart! The same to you and B and your MIL there in Magdeburg.

    Renny: To you and yours in Norway, I wish you SNOW and the best of all Christmases!

    Christina: Congrats to your brother, Ms. Auntie! And celebrate with the best of your German traditions this holiday season!

    Mad: Keep the Bay Area alive and well this Christmas and stay well! May you and yours be filled with joy, no matter how far apart you might be.

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  6. Glad Donica is recovering well :)

    Wishing you all a wonderful family Christmas!!

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  7. Dear DW: THANK YOU! May you and yours in New Zealand and South Africa be full of joy and celebration.

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  8. Sounds like a busy few days, so enjoy and don't overdo. I hope Donica will milk it and get waited on hand and foot. :) Be careful in the Atlanta traffic Monday. Maybe it's not too bad on holidays. Hey, we got a fun new game called "Malarky" and played it for hours last night. We'll take it to the cottage. I'm so glad we get to party with you next week! :D

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  9. Donica says it's hard for her to milk it, Ruth. In fact, we need to pay more attention to what all she's doing so she doesn't overdo it!

    That game sounds like fun! Till we see you at the cottage, have a wonderful celebration with your family in Michigan!

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  10. Merry Christmas to you and Donica, Ginnie. I know you've had a pretty rough year so I wish you and Donica all the best and good health for a smooth 2007.

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  11. You're a sweetheart, O-X. To you and CS while you're in Canada now and Switzerland later, a blessed holiday season and a fruitful 2007! It's nice to be in the same time zone for a few days. :)

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  12. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and Donica. I'm very glad to hear she's feeling better and the surgery is over and done.

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  13. Holiday greetings to you, dear Lisa, there in Aachen, Germany, and to your family elsewhere here in the South!

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  14. I'm so happy to hear that Donica is recovering well. Sending you our very best wishes for Christmas and love, good health and happiness for 2007

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  15. Thank you, sweet CS, for your best wishes from Switzerland via Canada! The same to you and O-X from us for 2007!

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  16. Merry Christmas as well! I haven't really had much computer time here. Oh I've thought about the aquarium and about getting an annual pass. Maybe once I get my immigration settled...

    Great to hear the progress too!

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  17. To you, ET, and P, there in Vancouver (or the Island, perhaps), I trust you've had a marvelous Christmas! I got a couple nice pics from the aquarium and am eager to show them...later. :)

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  18. Great photo! I hope you and Donica had a great Christmas.

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  19. Yes, Tim, we did. Thanks to you in Pennsylvania!

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  20. I posted a Happy New Year 2007 to you on my blog but will repeat it here :-). Also to Donica and I am happy to hear she is recovering!

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  21. Awwww. You're a sweetheart, Mei. I'll go check it out. Thanks a million, and Happy New Year to you as well. I'm so glad to be taking you into 2007! :)

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