Friday, December 18, 2009
I'm currently in Michigan, helping to take care of my in-laws. My mother in law is home from the hospital, and moving slowly but doing well.
Before I left home it seemed the list of things to do was endless. I barely slept for 3 nights straight trying to get everything done. I will return to a messy house and lots more to do.
But in the meantime, I'm getting a lot of reading done. I got all my Christmas cards done this evening, something I didn't have time to sit down and do while I was at home. I have to take things my slowly, at my in-laws' pace. And while there are things to do here, certainly, they all get done more slowly. And with lots of breaks in between.
I miss being home with The May Queen as Christmas draws near. I miss baking cookies and making crafts. I'm missing Christmas parties and going to the live nativity.
But I was here for a 54th wedding anniversary. I got to set up another Christmas tree. And I'm catching up on sleep.
This has not been the December I envisioned for many reasons, this unexpected trip being one of them. Yet there are still gifts to be found.
Don't forget to join us for Monday's Mission: write post in the style of a Holiday Tune (inspired by Jeri's 12 Days of Christmas spin-off)