Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry (belated) Christmas and Happy (early) New Year!

I hope everyone out there had a great Christmas.  I did.  I love watching my girls open their gifts and waking up with them on xmas morning to see what Santa brought.  In a time that I haven't had a lot of happiness, that brought me a lot of joy.  Since we have had so much financial trouble since I quit working, my daughters haven't received much extras recently.  It was nice to see them happy to get new things.

As I have already stated, I have had a rough month.  My trip to Atlanta and my muscle biopsy made me feel awful for about 2 weeks.  Then, I had a minor cold.  However, a minor cold puts me on my ass because of my illness. 

The good news...  I have had a great couple of days!  Yesterday I actually had some energy for a change. About the same amount as I have for the last year, not like I had prior to POTS invaded my life.  BUT, any energy is good since I haven't been able to get out of bed or off the couch for the last few weeks.  I actually ran a couple of errands, with Kylie's help.  Then, today, I haven't had as much energy but I forced myself to get out of the house just to return a movie and treat myself to Starbucks with a gift card I got for Christmas.  Yum!  Now, caffeine and POTS do not get along together well, but every now and then I treat myself and deal with the consequences.  When I got home I paid some bills.  I actually had money to pay them, too, which really puts me in a good mood.  And now I'm back to the couch.  After all of that, I'm done.  However, I am still in a pretty good mood.  That's saying a lot.

Now I am looking forward to "girls weekend" in 3 weeks.  A few of my girlfriends and I are going to the lake for the weekend for a little fun.  We are just going to sit in front of a fire, drink, play games, read books, laugh, etc.  I can't wait! 

I also got a good idea from my aunt.  I would've never, in a million years, thought I would start the hobby of knitting, crocheting, or cross stitching.  However, I started cross stitching yesterday.  I needed something other than reading, watching tv, or playing computer games to keep me busy.  I have recently been getting bored with those things.  I think this will be great because I am such a goal oriented person.  This way, I have a goal to complete a project.  I bought something that I can make for my friend's twin boys that she just delivered today.  :-)

Everyone have a Happy New Year!!!  I may actually get out on NYE and go see Tron.  Of course, I'll still be in bed by the time midnight comes around.  Does anyone have any good plans for new years eve?

Much love to all my friends and family!


Achelois said...

I loved this post, your descriptionsn of present opening was heart warming. I too have taken up less taxing hobbies and yet I still love to collect the paraphanalia around these things. Given a sewing box for Xmas I am enjoying filling it with pins and such. A knitting bag too. I get distracted easily! I am really wanting to learn to crotchet, I can knit badly but crosstiching unfortunately hurts my bendy arthritic hands. I have lots of unfinished projects and must learn more patience.

My plan for NY is to babysit grandson and whilst husband sleeps I shall watch Wuthering Heights on DVD. JOY...

Happy New Year. I sincerely hope 2011 brings you more energy and good health.

Apologies for terrible spelling my brain is mushy I'm afraid!

Robin said...

Achelois -
I have found out that I can't cross stitch for too long as it hurts my hands. Crocheting and/or knitting may do the same, but I will see.

I think that sounds like a perfect New Years! Enjoy your grandson.

I wish the same for you in the next year.