Friday, December 3, 2010

Company Girl Coffee 12.3


It's been forever since I linked up with the company girls--a fun group of bloggies who hang out over at Home Sanctuary.  I don't know what happened...lost my blogging mojo for a while.  Nothing in my head seemed to want to be written down.  I think I'm getting back into the swing of things now--although life sure seems full these days, so not sure how often I'll manage a post.

Are you enjoying the Christmas season?  I'm so excited about Christmas this year.  Last year, for whatever reason, I had trouble finding the mood.  This year, it kicked in early.  I've bought some gifts (early for me), I've decorated (as much as I'm going to this year) and I've been listening to Christmas music any chance I get.

Today is my day off, and I have more than a day's worth of things I would like to get done.  I have laundry up to my eyeballs, Christmas gift plans to make, grocery shopping to do, bills to pay, house to clean, bank to visit, etc.  I actually look forward to doing all (ok, most) of these things...just wish I could pause time so I could do them all today.  Hubby's home with back pain...pain shots scheduled for Monday again.  He might be able to help me with things he can do from his perch on the couch.

I've been searching for a new way to celebrate advent this year with my family.  We settled on reading through a book I've had for years:

It explains the whole story of Christmas from Creation to Jesus' Birth.  It's our first time through...but I'm sure we'll love it.  We are trying to light a candle and read one chapter a night.

In other news, I am starting treatment for my neck issues--an MRI showed arthritis and bulging discs.  I am seeing Dave's back doctor and he said most 40-somethings would show something like that in an MRI, pain or no pain.  Apparently, we are all slowly falling apart!   He is not sure if that is the trigger of my problem, but I am so encouraged that he completely gets my issues--he described my headaches and neck pain to me like he has had it itself!  He thinks I'm fixable (at least this part of me {smile}).  I start some aggressive physical therapy massage soon, as well as taking some arthritis medicine daily like an old person.  But, here's to being able to turn my head normally!

Oh, and I must share this link for when you need some mindless fun.  It allows you to make your own snowflake, and I must admit it's a bit addicting!  I've convinced myself I am teaching symmetry to the kids...but deep down I know I'm just playing.  Give it a try!

Well, life isn't perfect, girls, but it's full and it's Good.


joyceandnorm said...

Looked over at your Christmas decor! Love it!

I'm glad you're fixable! Hope that whatever you need to get done will make you feel better. So not looking forward to falling apart as we age. I've had neck pain before when I sleep the wrong way and it is not cool at all...esp when driving. Boo!

Anyhow, have a wonderful weekend.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I'm sorry about the neck pain and your husband's back pain. I hope the shots help him and that your treatments help you guys have a mostly pain-free month! :)

And I REALLY need to look for that book. Are you enjoying it?

janicejohnson said...

Wow, I LOVE the ornaments, the shell-angel jewelry tree, the greenery/bird box... all of it!

Hoping you both feel well enough to enjoy the Christmas season. Simplifying was the best thing for you to do.

Jen said...

I am writing down this book suggestion. How old are your kids? Mine are 5 & 6 -- is this a good age for this book?

I posted the recipes from Friday's blog if you want to see them! Would love to see how your monkey bread and my recipe differ. Always fun!

Becky said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I LOVE, love, LOVE the "make a snowflake" link. I will re-post (thanks to you, of course) soon!!! You are right--it IS addictive. I am enjoying your blog!!! Glad we could "meet" through Company Girls!!

One More Equals Four said...

Hmmm, I'll have to try the snowflake thing, looks fun. Sorry you are having neck pain, hope it begins feeling better soon. I am knocking on the door to 40 and feel more aches and pains with every year! :)

Glad to see you back here...just in time for the holidays!

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