Monday, December 8, 2008

17 Days and Counting/SNAGS

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The tree is up! Not decorated but at least it's up and the lights work. It doesn't take a whole lot to please me. Digging a hole in the back yard and climbing in it is becoming less appealing right now. Of course, I believe I'm in or have been in a dark place. If I look back through my archives, I see that it appears to be a seasonal thing. I hate winter....pure and simple. I also have some sort of crud that goes away and comes back. I'm just starting to feel better again.

Joey goes to the surgeon today to see when he will have his surgery on the hernia. I'm praying it's before the end of the year because we've met the deductible. I have such a day ahead of me because I basically vegetated on the couch all weekend feeling like doo-doo. I just couldn't muster the energy to even drag the tree into the familyroom yesterday. My son is always kind enough to put it up. It still needs decorated but I have all week. I also have a little 4 ft pre-lit that has never been opened. I was going to put it on the sunporch. Joey said I should put it next to the bigger tree. For those of you that have been reading me for a while, I fuss every year as to live vs. my slim Martha Stewart pre-lit tree. Live ones are huge. This one looks small but doesn't get battered by Grizzly as much. Now, I'm intrigued with the idea of 2 slim trees next to each other. One very tall; one 4 ft. I certainly have plenty of ornaments. And to think he was teasing.

17 days to go. I'm thinking there will be no outside lights once again this year as there is a good 3 inches of packed snow on the ground. I hate to admit it but no one uses our livingroom. Lazy me left my snowmen up all year so the livingroom is good to go. It gets harder each year to work and keep up with things around the house. I keep rolling around 10 hrs days again in my head but think I will wait until it gets nice out to try it again. I'm not sure why I'm so indecisive about something I loved when I did it.

Megan graduates Dec. 19th. Nerves are on edge all around. I have a longtime online friend that I met on an AOL message board years and years ago. I didn't realize that she was reading my journal until some problems arose a while ago. It was so nice to know M was around and still is. She is very wise. She recently sent Megan a graduation gift. Thank you, M! You are my guardian angel. You give me the best advice when I need it the most.

I got a Christmas card from Lisa Jo....love you so much. I just don't think I will get any cards out again this year. I'm terrible with sending cards...just terrible.

Gotta run and get ready to go to the surgeon's, pick up Griz' meds, go to Walmart, drop my son's car off for his snow tires, and then grocery shop. Ugh....I really don't want to wear myself out but can't cut any of these trips out. Have a good day all.....HUGS N LOVE


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23 comments:

Brittany said...

i can't believe there are 17 days left and that's it!

It really does fly.
I'm looking forward to New years more than Xmas though...New Years is more my thing.

We too got our tree up last night but no decorations yet. just lights!
We get them free as my boyfriend owns a Nursery where they sell them every year.

I filled out Christmas cards this weekend, I didn't plan on sending out so many but ended up sending out like 16. I was planning on like 7 LOL.
It's the first time i had done xmas cards in like 6 years.

Sugar said...

beautiful tags.
glad you're feeling better.
hope all goes well re joey's pending surgery.
congrates to megan on her upcoming grad.
a pat to griz. {{}}
huggies...

D said...

where the hell did the time go??? Holy crap I have nothing done.. not one gift bought.. tree is up and that's about it. ::sigh:: I'm here tho so I guess I should be happy. Good Luck with Joey today
love ya

It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

Your journal looks so beautiful and sooo Christmasy - I would never of known you to be unhappy or not feeling well. My hopes are that your week brightens and happiness follows you always. Take care of you,
Katie

Pamela said...

My house is in chaos due to the upcoming yard sale. LOL! So that means that I won't be putting up a tree this year. I'm good with that.

Hope you get all of your errands done. I know how overwhelming it can be when you have a whole list like that. I'm sitting here thinking about how to get out of doing mine LOL!
Love ya, Pam

Jan said...

Ialways love your tags as you know ,good luck to Joey ,and hope you soon feel like getting your errands done ..love Jan xx

Joan said...

Sorry you are not feeling so good just now. Sounds as if you are going to be really busy today I hope you you get all your chores done ok. I think this is the easiest time of the year to get down between all the Christmas things to be done and so little daylight. Hope things perk up for you soon. Love Joan.

Joyce said...

I feel so bad that you feel bad, down...I think it is going around. Wishing the surgery for Joey to be scheduled soon!!! A Big Congrat's to Megan ...I am floored over how time has flown by. Wishing you a much better week....and love you!!!!!
Joyce..

Bethe said...

Christmas deocrating...ugh! I stiall have my icicles lights in the windows from 2001 : ) I put them on the inside, concealed by the curtians and no one nows but me. Hmmm? Now you....

Julie said...

I know how you feel with that crud and trying to get anything done. You just want to lay around and try and feel better. Sorry you have to go out and hope you feel better soon.

Hollie said...

I hope Joey can get his surgery before the year end. I know what you mean...there's just not enough hours in the day. There's so many thing s I want & need to do, but I just can't find the time to do them.... Let us know about Joey

Missie said...

17 days left......bring it on, I'm ready! LOL

Congrats to Megan. I bet your so proud of her!

I sure hope they can operate on your son asap. He must be in daily pain!

We've met our medical deductible this year too. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? LOL

Have a good week.

a corgi said...

I'm glad you were able to connect with an old friend of AOL and she's been reading your journal; always good to have advice and from wise people I think!

my decorations are going to be an entry in the next couple of days but I'm doing it simple.

hoping Joey can get his surgery done by the end of the year. so good he can still be on your insurance; we had to drop Mr. M since he's not in school full-time from hubby's policy this past year; thankfully he's not been sick too much but last week he was under the weather so we sent him to Urgent Care and took care of his bill for him

praying for Megan; so exciting to be so close to being done!

I bet you do have SAD (seasonal affective disorder). I had a friend who had it and every year would go on an antidepressant just in the winter to help them with their "blues"

betty

lisa jo said...

did you tell the doctor you needed the surgery done before 12/31? I hope so and i hope it does get done. I hate your worries and i wish with all my heart i could somehow help. I love you like family. I think it is cool you leave the tree up. Many around my house leave their lights on the houses all year round. I am so proud of your Megan for graduating and i pray she lands a good job SOON.
I pray the crud leaves and the damn snow does too. I have to drive nightly in our snow and it causes me tremendous worry all the time.I hate winter too.
I love you so, Chris.

Terri said...

Is it just me or dang does it seem like there was only a few days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year... I have most of my presents bought...still have to buy maybe 3 or 4...my tree is still in the attic...no decorations sitting around yet...it just seems like there has been no time...and when I do have time all i feel like doing it resting...cause Jeff and I both have been feelin like poo... I'm like you...feel like I am getting better and a couple days later...just feel like blah again!

Hope everything goes good for Joey...Congrats to Megan!!!

Hugs
Terri

Teresa said...

dang I thought I had commented when I read this yesterday ~ guess I kind of got lost somewhere :(
Hope everything goes ok with the Hernia! Miss ya. Blessings, Teresa

Joyce said...

This year just flew by. It's true that the older you get the faster it goes. Get that tree decorated.
Hugs, Joyce

Carolina said...

Came by to say hello and ohh I sure had fun looking at everything-as always what a great job and the music is just AWESOME! Happy Holidays! Hugs and love!

Nelishia said...

Dirk has promised to put up the lights outside and set up the Christmas tree in here for us. And get out katie's. That does sound like a lot of errands. We don't get any snow down here so no need for snow tires. Boy it was different where I used to live! Maybe he will be able to get the surgery before the year's end.

I hope you have a Happy Christmas.

Hugs and lots of love,

Nelishia

sheri said...

Love your snags...Very pretty.
I hope it goes well when you go to see the surgeon. It would be nice to have it done before the end of the year.
Have a great week-end,
Sheri

Jeannette said...

Good luck to Joey, I hope he gets it done soon. I'm the same as you, I haven't done a single card this year, sounds awful but I've got no interest in Christmas now the kids are grown. I wish it would go away alng with this freezing weather; bring on the summer please!! I hope you feel better Chris and stay warm out there! Jeannette xx

JCWillow99@gmail.com..( Cassie) said...

I hope you feel better..
The holidays are hard for many of us...
Beautiful graphics

nan said...

Had to snag the country chistmas.Nancy