Thursday, December 23, 2010

Flash 55 Friday


When I was a child
Christmas meant:
Waking up early,
diving under the tree
playing for hours
No school for a week,
dad on vacation and
pancakes on Tuesday.
Ice skating with neighbors,
tobogganing, the old Polaris sled
Wearing funny hats and blowing
noise makers while staying
up late to welcome in
the new year....

We had the best time growing up. Between our house and our neighbors was a big field that we drove the old snowmobile around, then flooded for an ice rink. Our families did everything together, sledding, and parties, to New Years Eve. Our friend's parents are both gone, way too soon, and so is the field, replaced by houses. But these were precious times and Christmas was special right through New Years Eve every year as a child. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with Happiness.....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Thank you so much for all your prayers. Surgery went fine, a little longer than they expected but we did make it home right before the snow started. He was droggy so I had to help him get dressed, and he sat on the bed just like he did when he was a little boy and I put his left shoe on and tied it. Lots of flashes from the past. He didn't sleep the first night due to all the meds coming out of his system, and yesterday went pretty well too, however today is a different story. A lot of swelling, so much that the Dr. had me cut the bandage down the back to relieve some of the tightness. He's icing constantly and hopefully the ibuprofen and Vicoden will kick in soon. I know he's in a lot of pain because his face is an aweful gray color. Friends have been popping in, texting, and he's been on his lap top and
xbox-360. But we've also been dealing with a lower GI flu at our house, so I'm trying to keep people quarantined away from him. Getting to the bathroom isn't the easiest for him right now. Last night Grace and Sam had their Christmas program. It's the first time my husband has been able to attend one of these at night. So they performed it again at 10:00 this morning and I went. For once I got a decent seat and didn't almost pass out from the heat do to overcrowding. Mother nature has dumped a few inches of extra snow and Alex was glad to get out of shoveling. Am anxious to get to a meeting. I can tell when I go too long inbetween I feel a bit off course. It doesn't seem possible that Christmas Day is only three days away. Grace and Sam finish their last of day of school today before Christmas break. They have two more days left on the advent calendar. Well I need to run, my desk is heaped with work I don't feel like doing, and I'm
hoping to catch up on all your blogs today! Peace.....

Sunday, December 19, 2010

If you can....

If you can say a prayer around 3:15 Monday December 20th. My son Alex will be in surgery at that time. It's his first time going "under" and I pray that nothing goes wrong and that we make it home and have him settled before the snow and freezing rain start. It's been a wild weekend. Many awesome things happened. I ran into one of my old high school friends in the store the other night. We had so many great times together and have children in similar age brackets. It was so great to see her, and her what's been happening in her life, to exchange phone numbers and to give her my blog address. She called a little while later to tell me she had started reading my blog from the beginning and was really enjoying it. That means a lot to me and we will get together soon! Spent a great dinner with my oldest Friday night, talking, sharing, laughing, and then we finished Christmas shopping. Needless to say we also grocery shopped since it was getting pretty bare in the cupboards! Saturday had coffee with two of my girlfriends and then stayed and talked with a good friend of mine for hours. We had lunch and then it was off to home to make an appetizer and get ready for the Christmas Cantata. It was superb! It dealt with the birth, the death, the resurrection, and the coming of Christ again. The music was fabulous and I always leaving feeling truly ready for Christmas. After we always go to our friend's house for fellowship and good food. Lot's of laughter and hugs. We are lucky to know such awesome people. This morning Grace, Sam, and myself went to the AA club for breakfast with Santa. What a fun time we had. Then it was off to my parent's house for Christmas with my middle brother and his family. The kids are all growing up too fast! Now I'm just reading over the literature for Alex's surgery and getting ready to start another busy week. All this is possible thanks to my HP, AA, my program and awesome people in my life such as you fellow bloggers. Take care, and good night.....