Friday, December 16, 2011

Are you ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas?

1. Christmas tree? check, with a two-foot tree standing on a side table and decorated with a string of tiny lights and chocolate balls wrapped in bright colored foil. My grandchildren will have a blast with these after dinner.

2- Christmas decorations in the living room? check, my granddaughters helped me put them since before Thanksgiving. It was a way to keep them busy on a rainy afternoon. They were especially careful with the Santa Claus a friend of my mother made for me twenty years ago.

3-Christmas cards. Nope. For the first time, we’ll send emails.

4-Christmas letter. I’ve written one every year for the past five years. I really don’t feel like doing it now.

5-Shopping for presents: blessed be the Internet and on-line shopping.

6-Cooking: half of it is done. A friend came to help me.

So what have I been doing during this Christmas season?

Visiting doctors for several problems and going to therapy every day to try to heal the spur bone in my foot that prevents me from walking. In addition three friends and a close relative are/were in the hospital for surgeries or treatments. Too many depressive things around.

T’is the Season to be jolly. Not really here. Not this season, as we wonder collectively: “What’s happening this year?”

To overcome the gloomy mood, I count my blessings every day and try to convince myself that anything that can be cured is no big deal.

So yes, it’s the Season to be Jolly. My kids and grandchildren will be here for Christmas. My house will turn into a happy noisy mess. The parents will warn the kids to behave. And I’ll tell the parents to bug off. In my house, the grandchildren always behave, but they are free to play, sing, yell as much as they want. Sometimes, I swear their parents are the ones who need to take time out.

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Vonnie Davis said...

Oh, Mona, you and I are so much alike, it was comical to read your post. Why? I've got a little tree on a side table. A few decorations scattered about. I shop online so much I know my UPS man by name. Half of my cards are addressed and unmailed. No cookies are baked yet, but, hey, I've got time, right?

I am sorry to hear about health issues for you and your loved ones. Nothing beats being healthy, escept being loved. That's what we have grandchildren for. Merry Christmas, hon.

Celia Yeary said...

Well, such is life. Between me and my husband, opthomoligists and endodontist and dentists and eye surgeons appts, we have 11 to go to. Eleven days out of 30 we sit in a drs. office. Not to worry..nothing serious,just takes up time. However, we go to our daughter's house in San Antonio on Sunday, then that's our Christmas.
Oh, but we will go see the new relase War Horse either on Christmas Day or after...whatever. It's out Christmas treat.
Our church has had a fantastic musical program already, and the next Sunday, one of our almost professional choir members will perform solos, and I've seen the children's extravaganza with a cast of thousands...not quite, but a lot! Wow.
And so, that's our Christmas.

Mona Risk said...

Vonnie, you made me laugh! My first laugh today. It's so good. Thank God, for the grandchildren and the patient hubby. Kids, hmm. I can wring a couple of necks here to remind them to call Mom. But it's Christmas time. And I'm so happy they're coming.

Mona Risk said...

It's wonderful to have my Internet friends. Celia, I don't know what I'd do without you and my friends here. We visit every day, talk together, hold each other hand, share our problems. Yes even the ophtalmo, that's my next Thurs. appointment. The orthoped. is on Wedn. This is hilarious!!
Glad you enjoyed a Christmas pageant. We watch a fabulous one at the Baptist Church.

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Mary Ricksen said...

You are one lucky girl!!

Mona Risk said...

You too Mary. You too. We count our blessings and keep going.

StephB said...

Mona, my gosh, you aren't pooped yet? LOL!! It's all about the children. I'm telling just watching their faces lit up warms my heart. My big thing is to cook with them. Baking cookies is a fun activity they enjoy.

I do hope your foot feels better. Maybe Santa will bring a new doctor. wink, wink.


Mona Risk said...

Hi Steph, God bless the children. Christmas without them would be terrible.