Monday, December 21, 2009


Before I begin, I want to say thank you all so much for your well wishes. I am doing better. Still coughing, but then that always lingers.

Have you ever planned out something to the letter only to have life explode in your face and thus mocking your sad attempt to follow through on your plans? Or is it just me? Last week I had the 10 days before Christmas mapped out. On Wednesday my plan was to go to my Mom's to do some wrapping and watch a Christmas special. I did that. Thursday was likely going to be more wrapping at home and some cleaning. Friday would be grocery shopping and wrapping. Saturday would be a joint effort to clean and do laundry. Sunday would be church and rest. Monday would be mailing the Christmas newsletters and lead into the week of Christmas with candy making, cookie baking and everything Christmas!!!

As most of you know, Thursday I was very sick. I seriously do not remember the last time I felt that sick. I couldn't have pushed through even if I wanted to. All I could do was lay down. I am not certain, but I think I even had a fever as I was constantly cold, and I am never cold! Once you hit 35 that changes. I was cold when others were not. I spent the day with my mom sleeping on and off.

Friday I spent on the couch at home and Ryan did a good job and didn't get into too much mischief. Saturday I was feeling about 50% better. I had to grocery shop. As I was making my list, my phone finished charging and notified me that I had a voice mail. I listened and as I did so I had to scoop my chin off the floor and find my eyes. Our offer has been accepted. I had to scramble and find 2007 W2's and print 3 months worth of bank statements. We went to our Realtor's house and began the paper work. I still have some stuff to do today starting with the down payment.

Now with only 4 days to go the race is on. The trick is separating what needs to get done from what I want done! In the meantime, put on your favorite Christmas music, light some candles that are nice and stinky, and enjoy the small moments....okay back to work! Hehehe.


mormonhermitmom said...

whoa! You got avalanched!

Nikia, May and da kids said...

Isn't that always how it goes?? I TRY to stay organized and just run with the "non plan plan." The only things I plan for are appointments with school, church, etc. Those are the only things I don't try to change if possible, but being organized MOST of the time helps me with my "non plan plan."


Emmy said...

How wonderful to get that news right before Christmas. And hope you just keep getting better.

Carolynn said...

I bet you never thought you would get a house for Christmas.

It is a race to the finish. We can do it.

KK said...

I'm so glad you are better!! That is certainly the challenge, separating what I need to do from what I want to do or the random thing that distracts me! I'm so excited about your house!!!

Holly said...

So much to do! And being sick just doesn't not fit into the holiday hoopla! Congrats on the house. I have a hard time seperating what I need to do from what I want to do...always!