Is anyone else out there totally exhausted already? I was complaining only two weeks ago that I had no parties to attend... now I have one like every other night from now through December 23. The 23rd! Seriously, that's practically Christmas. By the way, Kristine pointed out that this might have come across as saying I'm popular... it's not that. I just hang out with popular people (like Gwen) who are nice enough to include me in their revelry! :)
Coming from a "blended" family (isn't that the PC term for divorced parents these days?) I have a marathon Christmas season. The unwrapping extravaganza starts this weekend with my dad's visit. It's always a super easy visit though. He and his wife get the kids one toy each. He brings his step-son and his wife with them and the six adults and my four kids go out to lunch at Famous Dave's (same place every year.) They bring their grand-dog (a Westie) and it's a riot because this dog travels with a diaper bag, bed, bowls, etc. for a DAY TRIP! I guess that's the sort of thing I did for my dog before I had kids too. Honestly, I look back and laugh that I actually said to someone I couldn't ever imagine loving a child more than I loved my dog. HA! As soon as kids came along, the dog was a second class citizen. Anyway, I'm off track (again.... oh look, Kristine, there's a chicken!)
So.... let the merriment begin. And just to let you in on another little piece of the absurdity that is my life... I had a hang-nail last month, that I bit off with my teeth. You know how you can never exactly get a hang nail all the way off with your teeth and you end up "tearing" it a little too short and it gets sore, etc.? Well, that happened to me and I didn't think that much about it. But it never stopped hurting. In fact, it started getting more and more sore. Then it started to swell. Then it got hot and red. Then the part right next to my nail turned WHITE and started "weeping". Yuck! So... only ONLY I could get a staph infection from a hang nail that I am now taking anti-biotics for... seriously people...
1 Peter 4:8
"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins."