A belated Merry Christmas to you all! I hope your Christmas was as great as mine!
After a couple down days, Mom perked up considerably and from Dec 24 to now, she has been very bright and cheerful! We had an incredible Christmas day with Mom, DD Leanne, DS Shirley and DBIL Grahame, and DS Marie and DBIL Robert. And a lovely Christmas Eve at Shirley and Grahame's with several of Grahame's children, grand and great-grandchildren.
Nothing much mini in the way of gifts. Leanne gave me a package of fine tipped Sharpies and Marie pointed out one package in my 'stress kit' box that she says has something miniature-related in it but the days have been so good that I haven't had to delve into it.
And actually Mom gave me a clock that she and Dad had made years ago (Dad died in 2000). Unfortunately the hands were damaged and it's unuseable as a clock but the face is a 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" oval of agate that will make a wonderful miniature table.
My best Christmas present (although I knew about it early) was that DD Leanne has applied to adopt a child between 3 and 12. So for next Christmas, I will be a Grandma again! She will make an incredibly wonderful mother and she has total support from all of the family and all her friends and co-workers. One of my 'dreams come true' for her!