December 23, 2008
(hey! That title rhymes! I totally didn’t do that on purpose.)
Whew! The past few days have been a whirlwind of stuff. Saturday we stayed at home and did nothing much and Lordy, it was fabulous. After last weekend’s Puke-a-palooza, it was nice to have some downtime in our pajamas that DIDN’T involve trips to the bathroom and feverish chills. On Sunday, we dropped Maggie at my parents’ while we went to church, and then came back to their house for lunch and the Steeler game (argh. What a crappy, crappy game.) Yesterday and today were spent finishing up Christmas shopping, wrapping presents, making this cheesecake for my sister’s Christmas Eve dinner tomorrow night, laundry, launching a site for work, finishing up last minute things for work before taking a few days off for the holiday… no wonder I’m tired.
But, I’m also counting my blessings and remembering how lucky we are as a family. There are a some people in our lives right now who are going through some horrible, traumatic things and it makes me want to just hug my daughter and my husband closer. Christmas should be a time of joy and fun and this year, for people I care about, it’s not going to be. And that makes me so sad.
And because I don’t want to a Debbie Downer, I’ll leave you with this video of Maggie being a ham once she notices the camera. Because who can be sad when they see this?