Fact: “Jingle Bells” was originally a Thanksgiving Day song. Before becoming a Christmas anthem, “Jingle Bells” was an 1857 song titled “One Horse Open Sleigh,” and its composer, James Pierpont, intended it to be a Thanksgiving Day song. But it became so popular around December 25 that in 1859 the title was changed to “Jingle Bells” and the rest is history!
We both woke up not feeling our typical 110%; Mary’s tooth was giving her fits, and I had a sore throat. I went for the Alka-Selzer Cold Medicine, and within two hours I was back to normal. Mary was better today and was vertical most of the day.
I went to Ralph’s early, about 8:00 AM, and nobody was there. The store was so damned cold I could not feel my fingers after 30 minutes. At the checkout stand, I complained, and the nice lady put her heater up on the counter, and I utilized it so I could find my wallet.
I loaded the car and headed for home. The van is perfect for shopping as the bags go in and out so easily! Mary was a bit flabbergasted at the number of goodies I got from such a short list, but, hey, what do I know?
Mary put things away, and I went to the garden and ensured everything was watered. I also got the parts from yesterday’s visit to Home Depot and am ready to do the wiring if I get a chance tomorrow.
We had a nice dinner with leftovers from yesterday. We headed for bed early as neither of us was doing very well. On the video phone, we talked to Colleen, Robin, and Greg before crashing.
On my way to bed, I visited the garden to make sure the motion-sensitive lights were working, and they were.
I crashed first while Mary watched a movie. Then I selected “The Eat Wagon” with John Wayne, and we both watched that one. We were out like a light by 9:00 PM.