Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Trucking through the week

Thanks so much for your many kind comments in my last post. You really did console me! Not only did AF arrive that weekend, I also came down with a sinus infection. Hence, the long gap of blog posts. Thanks to some drugs, rest, and copious cups of tea, my head is finally clearing. That's just in time for our flight on Friday. My hubby and I are flying to California to spend Christmas with my family. With the temperature scheduled to drop into the teens this week, I'll gladly welcome Northern California's gray, 50-degree weather. No doubt my fellow Californian blogger Jeremiah will get more sunshine during her Christmas visit. :)

As any teacher can relate, the final week before Christmas vacation is always the most hectic. This week is no exception, and we also have Christmas program rehearsals that shrink class time. Such is life during December! I bought stockings for my students to do secret Santas. One student even brought me a stocking (it's in the middle). By the way, I bought these stockings, although I'm sure Sew could have made even more gorgeous ones.

I have somewhat mixed feelings about the upcoming Christmas. Like many of you, I think every year, "Next Christmas, I might be a mother!" Or, "Next Christmas, my parents will have to come to us because we will finally have a child!" For the past 3 years, that has not happened. More changes are coming as my brother brings home his beautiful girlfriend this Christmas. Perhaps because Christmas is such a usual, celebrated milestone (unlike a birthday celebration that can be toned down), the holiday becomes a marker every year.

And to continue my metaphor of "walking the line" from my last post:

I walk the line between being grateful for a strong marriage yet longing for my husband to finally become a father.

I walk the line between happiness for a family friend who just gave birth to another baby (found out tonight) and nursing the ever-present IF wound.

Thanks for reading my rambling! Here are some pictures from the SHE group Christmas outing (love you, girls!) and my Christmas tree at home.


Anonymous said...

Sorry you were so sick! Tis' the season, I guess...

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas in Cali :).

mrsblondies said...

Sorry about the sinus infection, but I'm glad you're going to get to go to California for Christmas.

Maureen said...

As usual I am amazed at your depth, generosity of spirit and strength of character. You are a good steward of the gifts God has given you. You do not hide them under a basket but share them with other. I am thankful you share on this blog. IMHO we readers are blessed by what you write. Should I say the genes of your gifts came from MY side of the family :-)?

Jeremiah 29:11 said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my post. We always stop an In-and-
Out on our way home from the airport - no matter what time it is! I always splurge when I'm home and go off my diet too. :)

Have a wonderful Christmas.

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

Aww, I hope you are all better now!

Your tree is gorgeous, and I'm so jealous you have so many members of your group! What a wonderful IRL comraderie that must be.

Next Christmas... we will be one step closer to eternal happiness. How's that one ;)

Tucked Beneath His Wing said...

Hope you are feeling better now and that you enjoy Christmas in CA. I know it can be a hard time of year, but I hope it is full of joy for you this time around!

Percolating Petals said...

Thanks, everyone. I'm much better and enjoying Christmas in California. :)