Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas and Such

Merry Christmas dear friends. It's been a busy month, a crazy year, and I'm relishing a day without a whole lot of extra responsibility (other than two rather whiny children who aren't feeling well).

The last month has consisted of:
    • decorating the cottage for Christmas.
    • meeting our first three new girl and all the organization, adjustments, and other work that must go on in setting up a new cottage as well as getting new kids
    • 11 Christmas parties
    • one flight to Austin
    • a week in Austin with aunt, uncle, cousins, and grandparents/great-grandparents
    • two sick kids
    • one flight back to Charlotte
    • meeting a fourth new girl who arrived while we were off for a week
    • continuation of the two sick children which has required an almost constant rotation of holding a child on my part for several days now
    • Christmas Day itself--which is where I sit now. One child still running a fever and miserable, another child coughing, but less miserable. 
Not exactly the simplest of Christmases, but in many ways far less complicated than others for the simple reason that we don't have a whole lot of plans. The girls are gone for the day, so we're luxuriating in a quiet family day, recuperating--theoretically. And perhaps Blueberry will eventually feel better enough to want to open presents.

So I wish you all a merry Christmas. May your family be healthy and blessed!