Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wrapping Up Down Time

The days between hospital stays was a lot like the week following Christmas-cozy & lazy. Shane was off, we had nothing much on the agenda, people brought us great food, and we sat around all day in our PJs staring at Audrey. It was really nice to have Shane home, with zero work stress. His fun side really came out and he played with the girls even more than he usually does.

Because of the complications I ran into last week, my OB suggested Shane take another week off to babysit me (my words, not hers). I don't like the idea of being supervised, but it has been nice having him around even longer.

We NEVER put up our Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. Never. As a matter of fact, for the last few years, I've tried to give Thanksgiving it's due after another Christian woman made the excellent point that we have so much to be thankful for and it's not right to simply use Thanksgiving as a launching pad for Christmas.

However, it looks like the red & green will come out tomorrow. We've got furniture to move and boxes to haul, so Shane thought it'd be best for him to do it early while he's still home rather than try to squeeze it in next weekend after he's been back at work. The girls are excited and I guess I am too a little :) I do love Christmas!

Things on my mind right now:
*What to get Shane for his birthday Sunday! I feel like Rip Van Winkle-like we've slept through the last three weeks. The holidays are upon us but we've been too busy with all this medical stuff to even know what day it is! His birthday really caught me by surprise.
*How to downsize Christmas-most of Shane's leave the last few weeks was covered with sick/vacation time, but not all of it, plus he is having a lot of dental work done and another procedure further south ;)
*Going sugar free again-can I really do it? One day down...


Luke said...

Way to go with being sugar free! Keep it up [smile].

I've been off wheat for years now, but sugar... wow. Good work!

I will agree: It's great having family around when they aren't stressed by work.


Summer said...

So glad that y'all have been able to enjoy so much family down time. you deserve it! Can't believe you're Christmasing already; though I am lookin' forward to the hot cider after the parade already! Shane deserves a special day...let me know if there is anything I can do to help. oh, and I think you meant Rip Van Winkle, unless you were referring to Shane as Rumpelstiltskin and you have been spinning straw into gold? lol (I had to do research just so ya know)

Supermom2JakeAndEmmy said...

I wish I could talk Ronnie into putting up the tree early, LOL! If y'all need anything, give me a call.

D Unstoppable Mom said...

ASK ASH!! She told me furniture would have to be moved and I asked her how would you have felt if you came home to a new arrangement...Didn't do it though did we!!!