Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve written! A lot has happened over the holidays. No, I did not put marijuana in the family Christmas festivity food as I had originally planned, and believe it or not, despite the rocky start, everything went fairly smooth.
To kick off Christmas, I got the flu. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. I missed the church play, in which I was supposed to perform. I missed a singing gig, for which I wrote a song. I missed Christmas dinner with my mom’s family, and three Christmas parties. Plus I left the ‘doc in the box’ $140.00 poorer. Merry Christmas to me!
Besides the trip to the “doc in the box” for the flu, I had another doctor’s appointment. It went something like this. Me: my gynecologist put me on lexapro for anxiety, buts its made me gain so much weight, I’ve GOT to do something different! Doc: I can tell. When I saw you I was thinking to myself, wow! Christa’s gained a lot of weight. Me: for real, I’m going to have to get a prosthetic arm to wipe my butt if I gain any more weight. Doc: blank look, continues writing. Me: about to crack up at myself over a joke I use every chance I get. (Which usually gets a much different reaction, I must say). But anyway, I can’t deal with anxiety like that. Is there anything that will help that won’t make me gain weight? Doc: Prozac might not help as much with the anxiety, but it’ll be well worth the trade! Wow. I’ve never seen you this big. Me: raised my middle finger, snatched my prescriptions and walked out. Not really, but the thought did cross my mind. Lucky for him I was on lexapro! I left feeling a lot less cute, and counting prescriptions, over $200.00 poorer. Merry Christmas to me! Again.
I did get to go shopping after Christmas. I mostly shopped for shoes and purses. You know, those things we wear that are ‘one size fits most’. I found an awesome pair of boots! I loved them, and couldn’t wait to show them off. I got all gussied up for a party and started putting them on. After fifteen minutes of trying to get the boot on my right foot, I discovered both boots were for the left foot! Oh my! I was ticked! Thank God I had started getting ready early because I had to pick out a whole new outfit.
Thankfully, the flu passed rather quickly, and so did the comments from the doctor, the minute I laid eyes on mom’s chicken dressing and chocolate pie. And, you’d better believe I’ll be taking the boots back! I’ll get something even cuter!
In spite of all those things, believe it or not, I thoroughly enjoyed my week off, and getting to spend time with most of my family. We missed Tucker something terrible, but other than that, a great time was had by all!
We don’t do a lot of gift exchanging. Mostly stuff for the kids. Presents are great, but presence is even better! Time is the most valuable thing you can give someone. There’s nothing more important than giving someone your time and attention. Put down the phones, iPads, games and computers and spend real, quality time with those you love! There’s not a present expensive enough to make up for that!
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life (or his iPad) for his friends. John 15:12-13