Sunday, December 26, 2010

Catching Up

I just noticed that I haven't posted since early December. Wow. Christmas is over; we made it through. I have seven days more days off; can't believe it.
We each went to our respective families' homes yesterday after opening our stockings in the morning and eating my breakfast casserole with homemade biscuits. We didn't exchange gifts this year as we both pitched in for a much needed T.V. I can actually see and hear it now!
Each of us is also getting a new car this week! J's Mustang was finally returned to her last week after the September 15th wreck, and we just don't feel comfortable letting her drive it as it should have been totaled to begin with. She picks up her new Mustang tomorrow night; I pick up my Focus Tuesday night. Now we will have one practical car and one for just plain fun!
My family had Christmas at my brother's as my mother had to go to FL to be with my grandmother (the one I am closer to than my mom). My grandmother was originally supposed to come here for Christmas but had a defribrillator put in. It's all a big mess of a story but the bottom line is that my dad spent his first Christmas away from my mom in about 52 years and he was pretty upset about it.
The day went better than Thanksgiving; I didn't have a panic attack, at least. By 4:00 o'clock, everyone was leaving.
When J came home, we watched Netflix and just relaxed.
Tomorrow I have my first appointment with the Rheumatologist and J has to go back to work. My plan is to have the girls over one day next week for movies and pizza. My youngest just got a vehicle but isn't driving on freeways yet, so I will get to put some miles on my new wheels to pick her up. One day I will go spend the day with my paternal grandmother. I also need to spend some quality writing time. My January 15th workshops are coming up soon and I also want to get back to my novel. I have one more book I really want to read - the book about Henrietta Lacks - and then finishing my novel is my goal. I used part of my bonus money to buy a Samsung netbook that I can take places and write when the mood hits me. I can't tell you how many times I have laid in bed, trying to go to sleep, and an idea about my book will hit me.
To all of my blogging friends, I hope that your holidays were great and that you ring in the new year with loved ones. No one should be alone on New Year's Eve.


LL Cool Joe said...

Glad Christmas went ok, and was better than Thanksgiving.

It's good you had time to relax too. :)

greg said...

The Henrietta Lacks book is great - I read it last Spring and really enjoyed it.

Happy New Year!