On Wednesday, Mom and I went around Layton and Syracuse looking for a new wheelchair for her, since the one she got doesn't like to go over ramps and is too heavy. We found one that is really light, only weighing 20 pounds, at Shopko. I bought her a Snow Minnie Porch Greeter at Walgreen's, which has Minnie as a snowman. Mom bought Prancer and It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas on DVD at Kmart. When Dad got home, he put the wheelchair together. We went to the Layton Wal-Mart after eating at Iceberg, to get mom a red snow scraper for her new car, since dad put the other one in his truck. I watched The Forgotten Carols and liked it. I had never seen the show in person, but have had the soundtrack for many years.
On Thursday, Mom and I went to the mall to test out her new wheelchair. This wheelchair is so much better than the other one, because it will actually go over ramps and not get stuck. I kept having to push the wheels up on the other one and pop a wheelie. It's kinda sad to see Deseret Book closed, and F.Y.E. was having a store closing sale. Deseret Book has moved over next to where Bed, Bath, and Beyond used to be by the Layton Wal-Mart. I watched the first Sherlock Holmes movie, which I rented from Netflix, because they weren't airing it on any channels I have on TV.
On Friday, Mom was making a necklace and Shadow was biting her, trying to get the chain. I broke a bowl while doing the dishes and cut my finger and my foot. I had to vacuum out the garbage disposal and the dishwasher. I was carrying Shadow and a cup of juice as I was exiting Mom's room. I went to open the door and Shadow got scared and splashed my shirt with my juice. The wind was blowing so bad, that I went out in the middle of night to take the wreaths down.
Saturday was New Year's Eve. I threw away all of VHS tapes, we recorded off the TV, to make room for books and photo albums in the family room. We went to Sizzler for dinner and went to the mall and ran into the Andersons, from our ward in Layton. We watched the movie, Monte Carlo. We ate chips and salsa while watching the ball drop in NYC.
Sunday was New Year's Day. I made blueberry muffins for breakfast. As I was taking down ornaments from the tree, Shadow jumped on the table runner on the coffee table, sliding off and breaking 3 ornaments that were in the candle box. My mom's brother, Don , his wife Viv, and their daughter AnnGee came over to visit and stayed for dinner. It was the first time they had seen our house in Syracuse since we moved here in 2007. We had a roast, mashed potatoes, and rolls. After dinner, they left. We had cheesecake for dessert.
Monday, I finished taking the decorations down off the tree and putting the bulbs back in their boxes. Dad took down the tree and put mom's stuffed animals back up on the pillar. I also took the garland off the TV stand, the wreaths, and some of her porch greeters down. We went to Wal-Mart to buy Mom some new boots to wear on our upcoming vacation. We went to Olive Garden for dinner, since Dad had a coupon and a gift card. Afterwards, Dad and I went to see Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
Tuesday, a man came and looked at Mom's old wheelchair and bought it for $49. I packed my backpack and my suitcase for our upcoming trip. I took all the bulbs out of our vases in the kitchen. Dad worked late at his tax office. We watched The Muppet Movie (1979).
On Wednesday, Mom and I went to Target because she had a gift card. She bought a purse and some jewelry with it. I went to Wal-Mart while Mom was getting her hair cut. I bought a night guard for my teeth. I finished reading Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare, the second book in the Infernal Devices series.