I just wanted to come by and wish everyone a wonderful Christmas. Things for me are improving health wise, and because I've stayed off of sitting directly on the swollen area (other than driving my parents where they need to go) for 3 weeks now, life is starting to be easier for me physically again. I'm going to continue staying off the computer through the next week though, as the holidays will bring some extra sitting for me and I don't want to get myself back at the place where I was. But, I think I will be able to return at the the start of the New Year as long as I don't spend 5 straight hours here as I was doing!! So, hang with me a little longer....I'm getting there!!
I have to tell you a short story though. I had to take my folks to the airport on Wednesday afternoon to pick up a friend of theirs coming to visit, and got the surprise of my life. I'm standing there with my parents and in walks Mandy & her little dog.....OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I screamed her name, ran over to hug her, and cried like a baby.....I cried and cried and cried LOL!! Her & my Mom really pulled that off because I really had no clue she was coming, I really bought the story that it was my parent's friend who we had to pick up. Then we got to come home and surprise Marv too....it was a lot of fun. She had to go back Saturday morning, but oh what a lift it was to see her smiling face. She spent a lot of money and gave up her two days off just to give us a hug for our Christmas gift......it's the best one I'll ever receive. She knew I needed a lift, and it was just what the Doctor ordered!
I miss all of you so much and this has been hard to do since I'm feeling good otherwise, but now that the swelling is reducing, I know it was the right decision. I hope your holidays are filled with joy & happiness. For those of you missing a loved one, I know these days are especially hard and my heart is aching for you.....and for those who are physically ailing, my prayers have been going up and will continue to do so. Thank you so much for all the snail mail & Internet Christmas cards that have filled my mail box......what special friends you are.
Much love & many blessings.....