We had a very nice Christmas on Christmas Eve with our girls and their husbands and Barry’s parents. It was not our original plan and was thrown together rather quickly, but this in itself turned out to be a blessing in disguise because I woke up Christmas morning feeling fair and within an hour was very sick. My mother-in-law had prepared a breakfast feast (ham, bacon, biscuits, gravy, sausage roll, and homemade cinnamon rolls). I’m probably missing something because there was so much! I made a hash brown casserole and fruit salad. I was able to eat a few bites of scrambled eggs, a couple of bites of fruit and one bite of biscuit before getting sick again.
I came home, took a two hour nap and gradually felt better throughout the day. Not an ideal Christmas day, but pretty typical for this year I would say. :) AND while I was napping, Barry put away almost all of the Christmas decorations for me. THAT, in itself, was a Christmas gift!
Anyway, I’m feeling much better today.
Christmas is over, the decorations are put away, and it’s time to turn our attention to 2012. I don’t know about you guys, but I am ready for a NEW year. This one has been a wee bit challenging. I’m sure it’s been that way for many of you, too.
What are you looking forward to the most in the coming year?
I’m looking forward to putting the last of six primary chemo treatments behind me next week, starting maintenance chemo, and getting on with my life. I’m also looking forward to working toward some goals that I’ve set for myself. I’ve never been a goals person, but I feel the need to establish some for next year and concentrate on meeting them. If I’ve learned anything this year, it’s that life is precious and much too short. I don’t want my days to slip away while I sit here thinking, “there’s always tomorrow.” Tomorrow is not guaranteed – today is all we have. Let’s make the most of it!
I’m hoping and praying that you had a beautiful Christmas and that you are able to get ready for a FABULOUS new year this week.