I'm trying, really I am, but I'm not succeeding very well in getting ready for Christmas this year. I've made 1 pan of Nanaimo bars and some peanut butter krispie squares (marshmallow free). I still have plans for butter tarts, a Nanaimo for my grandparents, ginger cookies - because what's Christmas without ginger cookies! and shortbread. I also bought almonds to make biscotti, but I think those will just have to wait until the New Year.
The tree is up and it has lights, thanks to the help of my husband. I went through 1 tote of the 3 full of decorations so far. It's taking me 4 days to decorate a 5' tree; I don't care. I'm minimizing the decorating this year. Just don't have all of it in me. Oh, and I hung the lighted tree and candy cane in the window - 1 whole suction cup each!
The good news is I am done shopping. Unless we run out of milk, I don't have to set foot in a retail or grocery store until after the holiday. I even wrapped hubby's big present on Tuesday. I kinda had to, I couldn't hide it anywhere! I put it downstairs under a blanket while we had dinner that night and then quickly wrapped it to prevent someone from peeking.
Dinners. Plural. Could have been 3, but 2 conflicted. Christmas day will be at my mother-in-law's; it's our first Christmas without dad and it's already hard. I hope for a good day. I'm responsible for dessert - so Death by Chocolate it is. It's a favorite. And no one has ever noticed I make it with soy milk!! Ha haha!! What they don't know won't hurt them. Dinner #2 is Boxing Day with my family at my grandparents. This year I get to do a small ham and potatoes. And my mum has sent an email to the family that the men get to do dishes... we'll see how that one works out. Oh well, I don't mind dishes as long as I have rubber gloves on.
We went to my staff party last Friday - it was very good. The food, the conversations, the skit put on by one of the partners and some of the staff - it was all good. I didn't drink, well I don't drink much anyways, but I felt like I had the most miserable hang over on Saturday. I think it was just being out, late, and not being accustomed to it. My head pounded all weekend. Saturday night I ended up taking Tramacet before bed. Then I didn't sleep well. That drug does wierd stuff to me. I feel like my arms and legs won't move. It's very disconcerting. Sunday was not much better. I had to basically just sit on the couch with an ice pack behind my head until after lunch. I couldn't move. I went downstairs to do laundry and I thought I'd never make it back upstairs. The rest of the week was a little better, no major headaches, but lots of pressure.
And on a good note, my doctor finally completed the OHIP pre-approval forms and they have been sent off to see if I can get coverage to travel to WCC for an assessment at least if not the surgery. I should hear after Christmas. Keep your fingers crossed!!