Five Years of Marriage, New Heating, Christmas Parties, & Winter Colds…

I feel like I’ve been running on non-stop since the week of Thanksgiving. In the span of two weeks alone I’ve celebrated Thanksgiving, my 5 year wedding anniversary, I caught a cold that my two loving children decided to share with me, my house was completely discombobulated for a a whole week waiting on our landlord install new heating units, and we attended two Christmas parties. On top of all that I also had several knitted hat orders to finish. I today finally have found the time to breath. Christmas is still upon us but it looks like things will be a little more mellowed down till we reach 2012. But am I kidding myself when I think that? We are attending a Christmas concert this week (hopefully relaxing), taking the kids to OMSI (Early so the kids won’t get cranky and over tired right away), following all that my daughter will be seeing her Endocrinologist ( hopefully good news from the Doctor) and the week following that their are two birthdays for husband’s side of the family, Christmas Eve church and get together with family( plans are still up in the air on that).

I might have time to breath just maybe but I also have my son’s first birthday to get together and plan. One day at a time. One day at a time. As long as I keep a level head the busyness of this time of the year won’t get the best of me. I won’t let it. This is why I love to plan ahead, I can at least mostly keep stressful situations at bay or at least prepare myself mentally and physically for them.

I’ve been stressed these past two weeks for more reasons than I care to share about here. And am very thankful for the times when I am able to get up earlier than my children and spend some time with God. Without him I would be a complete wreck. I don’t do well with disruptions and inconveniences but who really does? One of  my biggest issues was waiting for the electricians that were supposed to come last Friday but didn’t actually arrive to get the job done until Tuesday afternoon. So my house was a slight wreck having to move stuff around and out of the way. I had to keep the kids away from certain things and I had to constantly pick up just waiting for people to arrive only to be put off several times. I understand things come up and happen but at the time I was very upset about it all. I’m just glad it’s all over and that in the long run my house is warmer and our heating will save us money and be more efficient.

Five years of marriage. I can’t believe it’s been that long. Marriage takes so much work. I could say a lot here. For instance, my world was turned upside down when I found out around this time last year that my father was leaving my mother after almost 30 years of marriage. I don’t think I’ll ever get over that, I’m still learning to live with it. But I do know that I’ll do everything within myself to keep my marriage and family together. My husband and I had a nice day at home on our anniversary ( we plan on counting the Christmas Concert next week as part of our celebration). We cooked a special meal (Coconut Curry Shrimp, Miso Soap, Rice, and Boston Cream Cake) and watched a movie (Morning Glory). It was nice just being home together, reflecting and saving money instead of paying ridiculous amounts for the same meal elsewhere.

The kids and I have had colds. It seems like we are coming down with something every month. We’ve upped our vitamin intake and eat well but I just think the going here and there and the season is mainly to blame for the sickness. Tired bodies can’t fight off colds very well. Here’s to hoping we don’t catch anything else for the rest of the month!

I’m zoning a bit here so I’ll cut this short. I just wanted to  let my readers I am still alive after not posting for almost a week. I still have a few more great items to feature this month and postings of some of the fun crafts we’ve been doing to welcome in the season.