By all worldly measures, my Christmas this year wasn’t a great one. I spent the weekend at home by myself, miserably sick. It’s the same bug that a couple of my kids have had, so I thought that I’d have symptoms over a couple of days, but be fairly “okay” whilst awake. That just hasn’t been the case, and I think there was so much fluid behind my eardrum on the one side that my eardrum popped. I had a medical “procedure” on Thursday that required a special diet in the days leading up to it, and I suppose that that didn’t help, since I couldn’t really get the nutrients needed to help combat sickness. On Thursday morning, I got a call asking if I would come in 3 hours early to see if they could get me out before the snow hit, and it worked out that I could do that. It was good to be able to eat normally again afterward. They didn’t say much, but I think they are “concerned”, but there’s no use in worrying until the test results are back. I spent the rest of the day with a terrible headache, and began Friday with the “bug” hitting me in full force.
All in all, not fun.
As much as it’s not necessarily fun to be by myself, I had no energy to help any child with anything these past couple days. Having the house to myself meant that I could actually try to get better without there being a million things to get done before I could actually just lay down and rest. I am grateful for that.
I’m grateful that if there is an issue medically, it will probably get dealt with “early”.
I am grateful for the roof over my head on such bitterly cold days and nights.
I am grateful to God, for Christmas, that He deigned to come to earth as a baby for our salvation.
I am grateful for all my friends, near and far, and I hope y’all understand that it’s hard to keep in touch right now.
I’m grateful to those of you who read and follow and like and comment – at some point, I’d probably write anyway, it’s kind of how I’m wired, even if it were with a pen and paper, but the back and forth is something I really appreciate right now especially.
A joyous feast of the Nativity for those of you celebrating today! Christ is Born!