I thought I'd start a thread for those interested in posting little tidbits about their Christmas this year.....good or bad...
I'll begin by saying that we had a very unpleasant experience for Christmas Eve (because of a thoughtless family member)..UGH!, but overcame it by LEAVING EARLY!
She decided that my daughter's new POM puppy and my wonderful POM were causing pet dander and causing her to FAKE cough..so they had to go outside and stay crammed in a tiny crate!! It wasn't even her house and everybody else there has inside dogs except my mother and step-father. It was their house and I had even cleared bring the dogs with them (with a small crate for the puppy, of course). We were doing family pictures and wanted the dogs in our family pictures, but NOOOOO.....the grump stole Christmas Eve. She did try to call on Christmas Day, but I was in the shower and didn't have time to call back
After leaving, we enjoyed a nice evening at home and
opened family presents with my daughter (12), my husband and I (and our dogs!)
On Sunday, my stepdaughter brought her new baby (and long time boyfriend) to our house for a delicious meal!
It was sooooo nice because there is usually so much commotion. She is learning how to be a mother and doing quite well, I think. I was even christened....since the baby spit up (directly into my bra)
(sorry fellows, but it was quite funny). My sister came over and we finally got the family photos made, so it actually went quite well! Everybody ate too much and really enjoyed themselves. It was so much more about
family and less about
money and gifts!
Late last night, however, my Uncle had died suddenly from a massive heart attack (just exactly like my father did several years ago). So now I have lost my beloved grandmother on Christmas Eve (several years ago) and now my uncle on Christmas Day. I loved him, but will not lie and claim we were close. In fact, I have not seen him in several years, despite him living within 20 miles of my house. It's strange though because I was so emotional when the call came in. I guess that side of the family is just kind of distant...
Of course, sleep now eludes me, as it has most of the night. And...my stepson is moving back TODAY from living in another state with his mother. He is not fond of me in the slightest and can be downright frightening at times. I don't know when to expect him to show up here. He scares me!!
Overall, the Christmas season has been both wonderful at times and horrible at others. Emotions of every kind have been flowing through my body and my pain is out of control. I will try desperately to look upon the positives and let the negatives go.
Merry Christmas to you all!
TLIF L5-S1/failed, Pituatary disorder w/HGH deficiency, Fibro, Failed Bladder Surgery & Nissen, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CFS, TMJ, Migraines, HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia w/Diabetic reaction to HGH, Bi-lateral CTS (surgery related trigger finger), Edema, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Plantar Fascitis, Tibular Tendionitis, Adult Onset Flat Feet, Vision Issues & much more.....