Monday, December 24, 2007

Silver Bells...


It's 2:30 in the blessed am, and I am sitting here, writing this, when I really should be sleeping. I won't get another chance, and I guarantee, this is going to be a long, long day. I was asleep, but pain woke me up, it's back with a vengeance recently. I don't like it - it worries me. After my surgery I had it, but only where I should, and now it's back any old place it wants to be. I am still thinking it's due to doing too much and I will be able to find out after today. This is the last crazy day I will have until the weekend, when I have another Christmas dinner to do for everyone coming tonight plus four more. Then, I will officially be finished for the year. I love the Holidays, but I am never sorry to see them go. :)


It is all coming together here---thanks to H and D. She was here all day yesterday and wrapped gifts until she was as worn out as I was. I baked all day, but had to quit early, I couldn't stand in the kitchen any longer. I had planned to go into work this morning, we are open from 8-12, but H is going to go in and deliver the gifts I needed to deliver, as that was the real reason I was going to be there. No work would have gotten done today...and I am not able to do that, and finish all that I have here to do. I don't suppose that Owner will understand, although I'm hoping he will , but he will have to wait until Wednesday to have the numbers that he wanted from me for the impending sale. I just can't do it. I will have to have some sort of Divine Intervention to get me out of this chair this morning at all.....


I am praying for a calm and happy family gathering tonight. Those can be hard to come by these days, once you children are adults, Santa sort of takes a backseat to the real world. I miss those days of wonder and excitement...there is no better feeling in the world than a happy child on Christmas morning. That was the one time every year that I knew would be a perfect, magical time for my family. I nearly killed myself every year to make it so, and every year it was. The look of sheer delight on the faces of my babies...nothing else that I know of compares. My mother always made it that way for me, and I can honestly say that I managed somehow, to always make it that way for mine. I guess that is the reason that all things still have to be just so at Christmas, still. Funny how things like that cannot be let go of.


I hope that everyone today has a beautiful Christmas Eve. For me, I am remembering the why of Christmas...and being grateful. :)

8 comments:

SOUL: said...

hey there my friend...
i hate days that i come here and see you up so God awful early, and dragged down with pain. yet every time, you still have that positive outlook on things and people around you... and you always just KNOW that you will get through whatever it is that you are facing.

i hope you do have a wonderful day with the people you love today. and people who love YOU. they do ya know.

and so do "we".

0-->.--<
0X

abbagirl74 said...

Hey there. I'll be thinking of you and many others today. I hope you have a lovely time with your family.

Portia said...

Kids do bring all the excitement to Christmas, although mine are so young I think I'm more excited than they are. :) Have a wonderful time with your family! I hope you are able to get some sleep tonight.

Andrew said...

My Christmas was made all the brighter with a comment from you yesterday. Please go easy on yourself. I know everyone tells you that, but we just love you and want you to be okay. You remind me of myself with trying to do too much when I am feeling "interesting." Merry Christmas, Jamie and to you a happy New Years.

abbagirl74 said...

Happy Christmas!

Cheryl said...

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Eve and Day. Enjoy your family and the time together. It's been great getting to know you this year.

JYankee said...

Hey Jamie,

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Sorry that you're still in so much pain...even after the surgery..but you really are probably just "over doing" it. Take the rest of the time off to relax and enjoy. See you in 2008!

Summer said...

Merry Christmas Jamie!