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TODAY MONDAY 26 DECEMBER

Mum and I went to Sis for Christmas, and we had a lovely Christmas lunch then coffee and sweets.

Sis and her Boyfriend, Ian, have bought a house together to be moved into in mid-June next year.
It is in Viborg, middle Jutland, where BF lives.


Rebecca and Benedicte got all the things they wished for from us.

He has to sweet girls that are now Mums Bonus Grandchildren and my Bonus Nieces ;)


Celine 15


Nadia 10 - she give the most amazing hugs♥

I had bought HP presents for them, and Mum had bought wine for BF.

ON SUNDAY 25 DECEMBER….


I had a lovely omelet with cheese, spinach leafs and tomato on a buttered bun with my coffee for breakfast.



I watched “Deck the Halls” on Netflix while eating.


Later I went to Mums for our Christmas.
I gave mum a knitting book and a DVD.




She gave me a gift card for the sale in January, and Jamie Oliver`s new cookbook.


Then we had coffee, sweets and watched “Love Actually”.



We should have had dinner, but I was so tired and in pain after so I went home. We`ll have the dinner later this week.

MY CHRISTMAS EVE YESTERDAY

HERE IN DENMARK, WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN THE EVENING ON THE 24TH.

MUM AND I WENT TO BRO AND SILS, TO CELEBRATE WITH SARAH AND THEA


THEA AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE


SARAH BEING A TEENAGER


MUM AT THE TABLE


THEA AND SARAH PLAYING SARAHS NEW SIMS GAME


MUM RELAXING


BRO SHOWING OFF HIS HEAVY METAL CONCERT VEST

LUCIA DAY ON DECEMBER 13

Theas school on the 13th of December.

Thea is second, with the blonde hair.

SANTA LUCIA DAY....

13 december, 2016

Santa Lucia (ca. 283-304) was a Christian virgin that died the martyr death.



She is the Guardian Angel for the city of Syracuse on Sicily, Italy.

She is also the Guardian Angel for the blind. Her saint day is December 13, also known as Lucia day.



(I was in the Lucia parade at my school in 1982)

We sing this Lucia song in Denmark...

LUCIA SANG:
Nu bæres lyset frem
Stolt på din krone
Rundt om i hus og hjem
Sangen skal tone

Nu på Lucia-dag
Hilser vort vennelag
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia

Her ved vor ønskefest
Sangen skal klinge
Gaver til hver en gæst
Glad vil du bringe

Skænk os af lykkens væld
Lige til livets kvæld
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia
I took out a 30-day loan on 4000kr.

After the trip to the cemetery and shopping with Mum, last Saturday, I´ve been sick, and not been outside the flat more than once.
I have been such a mess, feeling sick and unable to do much, from lack of sleeping and just general feeling bad.
I have written and send out Christmas cards and presents to you guys – except two – but that is all.

So yesterday, I took a deep hard look at my bank account, and didn`t like it at all.
So I went and took a loan out for Christmas…. As it cleared within 10 minutes, I suddenly felt better ;)

Called Mum and asked her to come to Christmas Night in Aalborg as it was yesterday and within 20 minutes we were on our merry way ;)
I collected some of the money, paid Mum some I owed her, and then we went shopping. It was so nice.



Bought a couple of presents, went to see the Christmas town and the City Hall.







Then we ate at McDonalds, burgers, fries and coffee – my treat – and after nearly 4 hours, we went home.

In January, I will pay the money back and that is fine, because I know I have money for presents, a little fun along with bills that I can pay out this month.

BOORING UPDATE:

Monday, last week, Mum and I went to our Doctor; we had made an appointment with Mums Diabetic nurse Helle, weeks ago. We was to have our flu shots and Mum would have her yearly check-up. Then Helle fell ill, so we was to see the other nurse, Jette. It was fine until we got to the shots; she only had one, as she had over looked me. There is a severe lack of vaccinations this year so they did not have any left. Worries!!!
We did a little shopping and then went home.

Then on Thursday, I had to go to my local pharmacy for medications.
(I´ve made a payment agreement with the pharmacy, I pay the same amount of money each month, so there will be no big bills at times – I buy medicine for more than 17.000kr each year)
I asked if they had any flu shots left and yes, they had! Therefore, after answering questions to fill out paperwork, I got my flu shot free. So no worries anymore.

This Friday the Feww Grocery truck had to over roll us, as some centers in Vejgaard, took all the produce (That is fine, that is what this is fore)
Saturday I got a call they would come and I called Mum and whomever I could reach.
We got a lot of great stuff again – free, but we always give them some gas money ;)

This last Sunday, Mum and I was attending a Christmas/Flee market as sellers. It was where we have Knitting Club, and we could sell whatever we want and keep the money. The organizers would put up flyers and all, we were told.
I brought some stuff left over from Pink Saturday and a load of DVD`s that I have found. Mum had stuff from Pink Saturday too…
BOO HOO HOO – there were maybe 25 people in all!!!!!
We just lost money, as we had to pay for the tables… So next year; a big fat NO!

I have started sending out Christmas cards; and as the price for a card has increased like 300% or so, if you get a card from me, with a German stamp, I have not moved. I can send a card for ¼ of the price from Denmark, so I do that.

I FEEL LIKE SUCH A LOOSER

In October, we have a counting for heat and water bills. As I hardly ever put on heat and control the water I use, the past 28 years I’ve had money back 3000kr ( $442, £ 361, €400) I always calculate with the money for Christmas.

However, this year I am SOOOOO Screwed.

My heat bill has increased with 27%, as another company has bought the company, so instead of getting money back I have to pay 1500kr back. In addition, my monthly payment on heat and water has been raised by 280kr a month.

On top of that, I have extra bills to pay at 2500kr (that I don`t have) and the percentage help I get with my medication ( I buy for more than 17.000kr a year) ran out in mid-October, so I have to pay 1500kr myself in November before I get into the percentage help again.

As for Christmas and postage just to make everything even more depressing; The Danish Post office have elevated postage on a single postcard to four times the normal rate; and that goes with envelopes and presents.

So I have to cut back on Christmas presents this year, both Danish family and you my family – I hope you`ll understand, if you only get a card this year.

I am so sorry if I disappoint you, but I am so low and out of money for November, and we are not even there yet. Therefore, if you know Santa or one of the Guardian Angels I would love you to send them my way.

A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS

We celebrate Christmas on Dec. 24 here in Denmark.

This year it was at Mums, with SIS her girls and me. The girls and I watched the Christmas Disney Special, that have been on for as long as I remember.
Then I walked Balder and Nanna and fed them.


Mums tree


Mums tree


Our table


Plate deoration

Mum had made roast pork with white potatoes, brown potatoes and green potatoes (my favorite), red cabbage and the most delisious brown sauce.
We ate, ate, ate and ate some more and had a great time, just talking and enjoying everything.


Rebecca and Sis


Benedicte


Mum


Me

After dinner I forced Mum to sit and relax, when SIS and the girls cleared the table and put the presents all over the living room.
I cleaned the kitchen, filled and started the dishwasher and put the food away.

We then sang a few Christmas songs, - for the first time in five years I got to sing "Silent Night" for Christmas, it is my all time favourite Christmas song.


Carol singing


Carol singing


Mum singing

Benedicte started on the presents, and we had a few enjoyable hours with one present opening at a time.

It was such a wonderful and quiet evening, and the girls has such a great time. They enjoyed the presents they got as much as the ones they gave.


Clausen with one of my hats


Olsen with one of my hats

It was a perfect evening.

I cleaned up after coffee and then SIS and the girls went home, and Mum walked me home with the dogs.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS




I WISH YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISMAS EVE TONIGHT
OR CHRISTMAS MORNING TOMORROW






I HOPE YOU WILL HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS


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