Monday, February 16, 2009

Christmas Re-hash

Thank you all so much for your warm and supportive comments following the events in my last post. People who called me, I'm sorry I didn't call you back, and I swear I still love you lots.

This Christmas, we had a simpler celebration. Not just because I was in the hospital and relatives were dropping like flies; no, we have been scaling back every Christmas and I now feel like we have reached a sane level.

Decorations included a tree and homemade craft projects. Food was cookies that friends brought over, a pasta Christmas eve dinner, and a larger traditional Christmas Day meal. For gifts, we gave each child two gifts (one each from us and from Santa Claus) plus a stocking with candy and small useful gifts (like socks or hair pretties).

We have had time together this year, much more so than in years past. Which, considering everything going on, has both its benefits and drawbacks. Either way, I had time to rest and get through my hormonal fog.

It's a good thing, too, because the Winter Quarter came a little too soon for my taste. More on my studies later.

I am hoping to post more often now that I am in a good school routine and there are no medical dramas in the foreseeable future (knocks on wood).