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Friday, December 18, 2009

Making the Season Brighter


It's been a rough week.  It started with a scratchy throat, then aches, chills, sweats, then my tonsils kicked in and have been giving me fits.  (Yep, I still have my tonsils).  Yesterday I thought I was starting to feel a bit better then not.  Last night I tossed and turned all night, got some hot tea and raisin toast at 3:30 in the morning, and watched the local news and weather forecast while blowing my nose and rapidly tossing tissues off the side of the bed.  I'm sure you can picture this miserable scenario in your head.  But rather than do that, why don't you just sit back and enjoy my beautiful holiday fireplace decorations.  Aren't they lovely?  Well, except that there is no real fire - yet - unless we want to burn down our house and I don't think we want to tempt fate again until our fireplace is fixed.  So, candles will have to do.  Pretty red ones at that!



Air hurts.  My bones ache.  I think I got about 2 hours sleep last night.  Big Bear slept downstairs so he wouldn't get what I've got.  At least he was sleeping - I could hear him thru the floorboards.  Somehow, though, I don't think he heard my constant coughing like I heard his snoring. 



Poor, sweet Glen.  We took him to the doctor 3 days ago with a bad cough and discovered he was on the verge of pneumonia.  He's on antibiotics seems to be feeling better.  He is now running around the house - a lot less coughing, a lot more decorating, and feeling better. 


Today is my son, Matthew's birthday, by the way.  He is 13 years old!  I can't believe my boy is a teenager. He's a great caroler too.  And Glen turned 10 on the 16th.  December birthdays abound.



Just wanted to let everyone know that I am taking some time off from blogging (maybe from 3-5 times a week to 1-3 times a week) until the first of the year, so that I can clean my home, do the mountainous laundry, finish a painting for my Big Bear for his Christmas present, finish binding a Christmas quilt I started 12 years ago but never finished, send out some last minute Christmas cards, and find some last minute gifts and stocking stuffers at Target.  But first I have to get over this cold or flu that has dragged me down this week and send a great big "Thank You" to my dear friend, Lisa, in Maryland, for this incredible collection of Christmas gifts you see under our family room tree.  She sent 4 big boxes full of clothes and gifts - we've had a hand-me-down thing goin' on for about 10 years now and let me tell ya, other than underwear, I will never have to buy my boys clothes until they're in college.

Here's hoping that everyone has a wonderful holiday!  I've got to get busy and do my house chores, turn on some Christmas music, finish a painting, and a hundred other things on my list ...



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