But the truth is, with Christmas coming up so quickly behind Thanksgiving, being sick, bouncing back, getting sick again, etc. there just hasn't been time.
When I last left you, I was finally (I thought) ready for Christmas...until the day before Christmas Eve when I decided that was THE perfect day to work on organizing the garage. This effort has been an on again off again effort between The Husband and I since we moved in almost four (!) years ago. A couple of weeks ago, I had The Husband move a couple of heavy pieces for me in the garage and let it sit. And while it sat, I ruminated. And on the day before Christmas Eve, my organization plan crystallized - and since I was feeling better, I got to work. Needless to say, The Husband was shocked when he got home and saw the transformation.
It's not completely done - but it's about ninety percent organized. I would say I wish I had a before picture; but that would be a lie - there is no way in God's green earth that I would post a picture of what it looked like before.
|It's almost ready for my car!!!|
All that remains is finding a home for the tractor and for me to sort through and organize a few things out of the picture and (hopefully) re-home some of the stuff on the shelves to new shelves that The Husband needs to build for me - also located out of the picture.
And then it was Christmas Eve. We were hosting our friends two doors down and her mother and step-father - for a total of seven people not counting us three; when it occurred to me that desserts needed to be made. And that they HAD to be made before The Husband came home early around two (thank goodness he hadn't thought ahead to take Christmas Eve off!) and took over the kitchen; plus the oragami napkins had to be done.
Needless to say, I was non-stop busy until our guests arrived. A fun time was had by all. Until they went home...and I began to realize, I wasn't feeling so well.
Apparently, spending two days straight of doing things instead of resting when I should have been recuperating set me back and I was back in the land of being sick. Not sick; sick. No fever, etc. But feeling fairly wretched.
For those keeping count - it's been a total of three weeks that I've been sick. And, yes, those three weeks have been a crazy busy three weeks; what with Christmas prep, etc. Since Christmas, I have barely left the house and have tried very hard to rest and not do anything too strenuous - although I did take down the majority of the decorations today (I HAD to - but truly, there wasn't much! This needed to be done because I will not want to do it after I go back to work); so our tree is naked but for the lights - waiting for The Husband to dismantle it and put it away...this may take some time as he hates that I pack Christmas away so early.
Today I am feeling better - The Husband even commented that I am looking better - but I'm still planning to take it easy for the remaining five days of time off that I have; even though that garage is calling my name...because God only knows, I do NOT want to go back to work sick.