I’m alive. Being home for the holidays you would think I would have more time to blog, but alas no. The older my son gets, the more time from me he demands and both being home the last week he really insists we do things together. I did get him a construction project for us to do together for Christmas. It’s Mindware’s STEM Newton'sLaws Engineering Kit.
It’s pretty neat, and on our first project, a dragster car, either we did something wrong or there’s a mistake in the procedures. Well, I’ll figure it out. I am an engineer with 31 years of experience. I would be forever embarrassed if I couldn’t figure it out. I guess this could be the engineering version of “Are You Smarter than an Eight Year Old.”
The other thing that’s taking my time is my mother. Last note I included here she was still in the Rehab/Nursing home. She was discharged on the day before Christmas Eve. Her hip is doing great! She was outstanding in physical therapy and other than Tylenol she has not needed any more pain medicine. Two minor issues came up. A urinary flow issue and a stomach reflux issue. Both issues were there to begin with, but undergoing the operation may have exacerbated them. She just needs to follow up with some specialists. Physical therapist is coming to the house a few times a week, but he doesn’t think she’s going to need much more.
What I’ve missed is to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope it was all special for you and blessed. I'm not sure if I’ve never posted “O Holy Night” before. It has become my favorite Christmas carol. I could listen to it all day long. And I came across this singer I had never heard of before, Katie Melua. From what I understand she’s somewhat well known. It’s me that’s pop culture ignorant. Melua is a British young lady but an immigrant from the country Georgia. She went back to her country to make this album, In Winter, and on it there are a couple of beautiful songs in her native Georgian language. Backing her on “O Holy Night” and on other songs is a choir from her native land, Gori Women's Choir. I hop you enjoy it.