And on Sunday the party was the cactus club party, so Mom had to take a gift and some food, and she also took a bunch of little plants to use as bingo prizes. So she had to pack up all the plants in a big box, and she had to put all their scientific names on them, and then she had to put the whole box in a huge plastic bag because it was incredibly cold on Sunday, and Mom didn't want the plants to freeze.
It was also incredibly cold on Saturday, and the wind blew very hard, and it was kind of scary because we could hear it from inside the house, and sometimes little dead tree limbs fell off the oak tree. And the sweet gum balls blew off the tree and the hit the house like little cannon balls. Then it started snowing Saturday night, and the snow blew all over the place, but it didn't get very deep. So Mom had to decide whether to cancel the cactus club party or not, because she's the president, and she decided not to cancel it, and everybody got there okay, and it all worked out fine.
|"Magpie" by Claude Monet--|
Mom's Christmas card design
Another thing Mom had to do was to send out a bunch of Christmas cards, and she was really late getting started doing that, but she finally started Sunday night, and she finished them up last night, so now she is very happy, and she is doing the Done With Christmas Cards dance.
Then yesterday Mel got his teeth cleaned because they had a bunch of tartar on them. But he didn't have to get any of them pulled, so we are all very happy about that.
And another thing that happened yesterday was that Gabe went to visit Dr. Senter, the dermatologist. And Dr. Senter looked at the funny round spot on Gabe's chest and at another round spot that he got recently on his jaw and also at some places in Gabe's armpit. Then Dr. Senter got some of the armpit stuff on a slide and looked at it through a microscope. And he said he saw some cells that were probably infected and some cells that might be cancer, but they might just be infected. So Gabe is going to take a different antibiotic than he took before. I don't remember the name of it, but it is a very pretty bright orange color.
Okay, well, I guess that's all the latest news, and it's really quite a bit because we have such exciting lives here with our mom!