22 Dec 2023


On Monday was my personal historical day, I don't know why I was in such a stressed state ! I officially gave back the keys to my apartment.  My asthma was very severe and I didn't feel well at all. Luckily Laura, my friend, took over everything, I was like a ghost. And then after my folding chair collapsed under me and I fell on the kitchen floor, The two men helped me on my feet, very worried, but I had nothing I signed the papers and Laura made sure that I did everything right. Then I went home and collapsed on my sofa.

The next days I slept until 9 am and was still tired and in the evening I was in my bed at at 9 pm. But then I read until midnight ! Besides creating Christmas and reading Blog posts I did nothing. I lived like the sisters of Snow White, who didn't nothing too. It is real nice, the only thing I have to do is to dress myself and feed little Rosie. But I took out my little box with Christmas decorations, just a few. I didn't want to do anything, as I will  be alone, but I think I got orders from another world and Rick told me to do at last a bit. He loved my Christmas decoration, as he grew up in Italy and there were other uses, he never had a Christmas tree, but a handmade crib. The Christmas tree and the uses which come with it, he learned from me and loved it.

The whole week I asked to serve my meals in my room, I didn't want to see anybody, I was feeling rather bad and could hardly walk, because it was hard to breath. After the Holidays they will ask for  my Doctor, because even that I don't have to do anymore .... call for an appointment, this was yesterday and what happened ? Today I was fresh like a rose, I had absolutely nothing, and after lunch I took my  car and went into a store, I wanted to buy some socks and just have a look around. I hope it will last, at least a few days.

Here is my decorated room, Rosie is the supervisor and a picture of my  doll house furniture, which I managed to take along too. Now it's finished with moving !!

The entrance from our castle and the reception was also decorated !

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  1. Oh how beautiful your new apartment is!! I LOVE your little Xmas trees all along the window sill.

    I hope you are feeling much better going into 2024. May the peace of God rule in your heart this coming week as we celebrate the birth of the One who brings hope, healing, light and love. MERRY CHRISTMAS, Ingrid!!

  2. It looks very pretty. I wish you a happy Christmas.

  3. I'm so glad you got the decorations out. I wasn't really ready to get ready for Christmas, either, til we decorated. I'm glad Laura was with you to help take care of the paperwork, and abundantly glad you weren't hurt when your chair collapsed. I'm so thankful that you're feeling better, and I hope and pray it lasts, too.

    I know this is a hard Christmas, but I pray you find peace and comfort and have a special time.

  4. Looking very festive. I hope you feel well enough to enjoy it with other residents of your "Castle". Merry Christmas.

  5. It's good that you are feeling better for however long it lasts. Who knows what role stress can play in someone's well being.

    It's nice to have a some Christmas decorations around.

  6. I am glad you are feeling better now. Hope it continues.
    Your little apartment is decorated so festively. I love how the sunshine brightens everywhere.
    Merry Christmas to you and Rosie!

  7. I come here by following the link of your comments on my old blog post about Christmas 15 years ago.
    Merry Christmas to you Gattina, and all readers here. May God bless you to always be healthy.

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  9. Love that you decorated a little bit. I have a very similar little "tree". I'm glad you were not injured when the chair collapsed. That is scary. Hope the rest of the week found you still feeling better.


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