Monday, December 12, 2011

Changing it up

Christmas time has been completely different than usual because all that has gone on with mom. I haven't decorated inside and didn't get a tree. Hubby did put some lights out front though. I haven't bought gifts and I'm not going to. Not because I'm Scroogy, I just don't have it in me to deal with. This will be a first for me. We had already planned to donated money to the Ronald MCDonald house in our area and that takes nothing but writing a check.

 For those of you who are not familair the Ronald McDonald house organization houses and takes care of families while their sick children are in the hospital close by. They have nice facilities and they are there for support and they provide comforts of home when people are going through difficult times.

Not giving gifts to hubby and my family is unheard of for me. I keep telling myself it's ok and we will all live. We want for nothing and have good lives.

All I want this Christmas is for my mom to be well and happy.

Waking up and knowing I am loved and having a husband and friend like I do, is a gift like no other.


ChiTown Girl said...

Hey, my sweet friend. Hope mom's doing better this week.

I had to send you a note and tell you that YOU were in my dream last night! It was a weird dream to begin with, and had to with school. But, at one point, as I was in the teachers' lounge, who should appear but my sweet LaRoo! Apparently, you were a teacher at the school I was visiting. (yeah, the dream was weird!) When I saw you, I was SO excited, and all I kept thinking in my head was, "It's LaRoo! It's LaRoo!" When you walked past me, (Yep, in my dream, you were wheelchair-free, and of course, taller than me!) I tried to say something lame like, "Hi, LaRoo!" but for some reason it came out, "Hi, Leroy." I was mortified! Just as you stepped past me, you said, "It's LaRoo," and just kept walking. I was left there stammering, "Oh, I know, I know!"

It's kinda hilarious now that I think about it. But, I woke up with that feeling you get when you know you screwed something up. In those first moments when I was still kinda in twilight, I just kept thinking "WHY did I say Leroy?!" haha!

I hope my goofy dream brought you a much needed smile this morning.

Bob said...

We've tried not exchanging gifts on Christmas but always regretted that decision come the morning of 12/25. Always fun to find and gift trivial, funny stuff that no one would ever think of buying for themselves.

But I understand this is a different and difficult year for you. .. so maybe you'll go back to the tradition come next Christmas.

Best wishes to you and yours.


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