Well, we made it through Thanksgiving. It was every low key. Our son and his family joined us. Each day closer to Christmas seems to get harder. I go Christmas shopping and I see things everywhere that I know Christine would have loved. It took me four days to finish putting up the Christmas tree when I usually do it in hours. The tree is my favorite because we have so many ornaments that were given to us by friends during our travels and from our family. I have always loved decorating the tree because I knew who the ornaments were from and it is always nice to be reminded of them. Christine had not taken any her ornaments that were given to her before she left for California. I put most of them on the tree. Suddenly there just seems to be reminders of her everywhere. We both loved the Christmas season so much. There are days when I ask myself how can she be gone. I miss her so much.