It saddens me that I haven't posted in over a month as it is basically the only thing I do for me. In the last month, I have tackled finals (4.0 for this semester!!!), gotten ready for next semester to start, taken care of a daughter that had her ear tubes, tonsils and adenoids taken out, been without water when our septic system failed (still not completely fixed, why do these things happen when the ground is frozen?!?), had a husband almost cut a leg off after removing a deck from over top of our septic system (stupid previous owner) and much, much more. I am tired...I am sick. Litteraly, my immune system could only cope so long with no sleep and uber stress, so here I am at Christmas with an upper respiratory infection. Sigh. Everything in my life is suffering...my house, my laundry, my sanity (mostly my sanity), but slowly and surely, things are getting better. Personally, I look forward to 2012 and hope it is a bit easier to deal with than 2011 was. Anyone feel as I do? Christmas is always my favorite time of year, but shamefully, I want this one to be over. My preparations have been nil...my presents are wrapped, but not prettily, my house is decorated, but not up to par, I've done little baking, watched no Christmas movies, etc. The things that get me in the spirit have not happened around here. Despite my apparent grumpiness, I do wish everyone here a genuinely Blessed Christmas.
No matter what we do or don't have materialistically, this season is full of promise and hope for me. Let us never forget the true reason for the season! Merry Christmas!