Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas is when??

You know what really bugs me about cancer?  The amount of time it sucks up.  I'm sure I've whined about this before, but with Christmas a few days away, wow, it's really right in my face.  When I sat around sick this weekend, I thought about things I'd like to sew for gifts.  I thought about the presents already purchased that never made it to the post office.  Christmas cards?  What WHAT?  Yeah, those didn't get done either.  I even scrambled to pull together a little birthday party for Reese.

I don't know, I'm just feeling like a big flake today.  It's going to be after-Christmas gifts again this year.  I wish I could get it together.

I was thinking about things we haven't done this season, like decorating cookies, or even decorating a tree. 

But you know what?  We got to visit with my parents and had a great dinner together.  We took time to visit friends who are in town that we've missed so much.  Eric, the kids, and I wandered around the mall looking at decorations. 

I suppose it continues to be about balance and priorities.  And knowing what I can and can't do.  It's hard though. 

Oh well.  The gifts will get mailed, eventually.  We can make cookies and frost them any old time.  Our family is going to be together, and we're thankful for the blessings we have.  And I'm going to try not to be too hard on myself.


  1. Sheri,
    It's *all* about balance and priorities, you're right.

    Cookies can be done whenever, gifts can arrive late and no-one will care, what matters is YOU right now and that's *all* that anyone who cares about you will be thinking about.

    It suddenly hit me today that this time next week Christmas will be over - and like you, I'm so far behind it's unreal.
    However, I know that no-one important is going to hold it against me.

    In my thoughts as always xxXxx

  2. Sheri, I kind of feel the same way as you, I am behind with everything. We just decorated our Tree. I wanted to go to Mall of America and look at decorations, walk around, people watch, do a little shopping, and eating out. But no time for that this year. I have to say that my Christmas was with you, Eric, Reese and Eli! Thank you so much for that fabulous dinner! We had a good Christmas, the best ever!! My cards will be late, and some gifts will be late also. Everyone I talk to seems to be scrambling to get things done. You are in my thoughts daily and my prayers. I love You!!! Love, Mom

  3. We didn't make cookies this year. I almost felt guilty over it. Nor have I managed Christmas cards - I'm thinking "Happy New Year" cards are in order. I did that one year and they were a hit.