Despite all of this, I was able to finish a couple of gifts for my great niece Bella because Christmas still happened. Bella got an ipad for Christmas from my sister, her nana that spoils her rotten, so I made her a bag to keep it in as well as a Christmas quilt to snuggle under with her brother while they waited for Santa.
My DH and I had also planned to go to the Tournament of Roses parade and the Rose Bowl game. We had been planning this for a year. So after my fil's funeral, we went to Pasadena. He had told us all along not to miss this trip. It was bittersweet but we did really enjoy our trip which was a bit shorter than planned due to the circumstances. We met up with one of Bob's childhood friends, who is very involved in the City of Glendale. The city was sponsoring a float and we were able to go into the place where the floats were being put together. What an amazing process!
In addition to a Tournament of Roses coffee cup, I got the flu! I am now recovering from that. If you haven't gotten a flu shot, go right now and get one! This flu is a doozy!
I hope to do some blog housekeeping in the next week or so and get back to a more regular schedule of blogging. So check back next week!