Monday, December 20, 2010
I'll Be Glad When It's Over
There are so many things I will be glad to see over. Today we went to the Hallmark store to try to finally finish things up. I got slightly sick driving over there, but it passed. What is it with the car and getting sick? I got the cards I needed and some Christmas candles. I will be glad when all of the Christmas shopping is over because I am tired of going from store to store and always finding there is more to get when I have no money. But I am doing the best I can.
I see the doctor tomorrow for my first follow-up visit following surgery. I will be glad when it is over and I know just where I stand. I think for 3 weeks (today) I am doing wonderfully. I started eating solid food yesterday. I chew it up very well and I have not been getting sick on it. I hope I am doing the right thing. I need to talk to Dr. Chojnacki about it tomorrow.
I will be glad when all the steri-strips are off and I can get my skin cleared up. There are two left and they are on very tightly. I am hoping she will remove them tomorrow. My stomach isn't black and blue anymore. Now it is all raw and scabby from my adhesive allergy.
On the other hand....
I will NOT be glad to have the Christmas Eve service at my sister's church over. It is always a beautiful service with several choirs, a couple of messages, and the best part is at the end when they turn out the lights, everyone stands in a circle with a lit candle and we all sing "Silent Night." So beautiful.
I will NOT be glad when Christmas is over. I am looking forward to Christmas and being with my sister. I am looking forward to the surprised looks on Joe and Elaine's faces when they see their gifts. I am looking forward to making them happy. And it is so nice that I hear songs about Jesus even on the secular radio stations. I love the Christmas lights. When I was a very little girl (2 or 3 years old) I used to call them "Happy Birthday, Jesus Lights."
I will NOT be glad when my birthday is over. I like being a Christmas baby and being able to put my birthday gifts under the Christmas tree. I always felt I was special when I was a little girl because my birthday was 4 days after Jesus'.
So even though there are things I will be glad to see over, I guess there is more that I am looking forward to. Tomorrow I'll give a report on what the doctor says.