Today, Kim's oxygen did not quite find its way back...we let her rest in bed until 3ish, keeping her comfortable in an avalanche of pillows. The temperature outside was so nice, it felt like a spring day, even though we are nearly out of November already! Autumn has been such a big helper for her mom...bringing her fresh ice water, bowls of fruit, new tissues, etc. Always ready to lend a hand - she's also been studying quite a bit this extended weekend for a test she has Monday on all the states and their capitals - she's ready! And, Autumn has put in a lot of time on her science experiment 'Are Dogs Colorblind?'...Bella is apathetic.
Cody and Tonio helped me out, pulling down the Christmas decorations from the crawl space above our garage. Cody is such a pro at hanging the lights from the eaves of our house, now, I don't even have to get up the ladder. Tonio put together the white, metal tree that we keep out front, then he and Autumn cleaned out our St. Francis bird bath on our front porch and placed pine garland in the bowl. They worked so hard, and the house looks great (a late addition of an huge inflatable reindeer completed the scene, thanks to our neighbor, Tom, aka Clark Griswold, who found that he had not another inch of space out front for it!).
When we were done, we hauled out a chaisse lounge that our neighbor, Betsey, lent us and were able to get Kim comfortable using 5 pillows and one ice pack, so she could enjoy the gorgeous afternoon. The bambini's played in the park across the street, enjoying their friends and happy their mom had made it out front for only the second time since 10/19. We were able to keep Kim in the fresh air for several hours and then Betsey, Brian and Amy helped me get Kim back inside to the comfort of her Lazy Boy recliner. After a nap, she at a great dinner...and is getting ready to get back to bed, wiped out from her walk to the front porch and afternoon sitting in the sunshine.
And still, the team at Barnes & Noble persists, having an incredible day yesterday on one of the busiest shopping days of the year! Planning and executing flawlessly!! Thank you guys!!
Wishing you all a happy beginning to the beautiful season of Advent tomorrow - Christmas is just around the corner!!