This back thing really slowed me down this Fall, I couldn't do too much without paying for it later, and now I will pay for it in the Spring when it is planting time as well. I was actually feeling significantly better early last week - possibly from a break of greater than a week from PT and a week off from exercising. I really wanted to take advantage of the warmer weather mid-week last week to work in the garden. I did get quite a bit done, but there is a lot more to do...and now the stiffness and catching in my back when I bend and sit has returned, as has the cold weather and frozen ground.
I need to learn to stop fretting about things beyond my control. I would like to be Supreme High Emperor over my own little world so that I COULD control everything: the weather, bad drivers, kids that throw rocks and break windows. Until that happens, I need to work on FLEXIBILITY - it might help my back as well!
In the meantime, Christmas is creeping ever closer. I'm not feeling the jingle bells and holly and ho-ho-ho yet. Somehow my efforts to be organized and prepared this year seem to have fallen short, although the girls' presents, including L's Birthday gifts are already neatly wrapped and hidden in a closet downstairs.
I completely screwed up too. I gave permission for J to do something special with a friend on the Friday after Christmas, and only just recently realized that day is L's Birthday. Now I'm trying to come up with something special for L to do with us that evening instead! PHHHBBBBTHH!
I thought about skipping Christmas baking this year, since neither JP nor I need the extra calories. I broached the subject with him this morning, and he said "But it's CHRISTMAS!" I guess the cookie baking is still on!
|Waiting for the Parade to start|
J has a school Christmas concert tonight, and a Voice Recital on Saturday. Next week is the last week of school before the Holidays, so their school parties and my office one are coming up quickly. This morning JP suggested a Holiday get-together with our friends in the Burg this weekend. I keep telling myself, "Go low key...no need to make yourself miserable to have a Merry Christmas! It will be FUN anyway, even if there are only 3 kinds of Christmas cookies and I didn't put up all of the decorations! Yay Christmas!" Maybe I'll record that and treat myself to some subliminal messaging during the night.
Right now, I'm off to learn how to make Wassail for Christmas parties. It's going to be FUN!