Getting Ready for a Party

When my alarm went off at 5:00 this morning Kate was irritated that it had awakened her. This is not the first time she has been irritated by it. This is a change, however, from the pattern over the years. I have set my alarm for 5:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for many years. It is only recently that she has had a problem. Several weeks ago, I stopped using the alarm on my radio because I thought it was too aversive. I selected what I thought was a soft tone on my phone. I guess I need to look for something else.

As I was thinking about going to the store for half and half and a few other things, I thought about napkins. Kate walked into the room. I asked, “”What do you usually do for napkins?” Her response, “”Leave me alone.” I did. I looked in the kitchen pantry and noticed that we have white disposable napkins. I will check in at Target this morning to see if they have something with a Christmas design.

I did arrange for Kate to get her haircut this afternoon at 3:00. I took her by to see Dawn who cuts my hair so that she could get the right color. Kate has asked Ellen about Christmas pottery that she might borrow. I suspect Ellen will bring it over this morning.

There is still much to do.