Wow, talk about an amazing come back! Last week I came down with strep. It was yucky. I was basically in bed all week, and when I wasn't home in bed, I was moping at my in-law's house due to the holidays (thank you so much for putting up with me!). Not a fun little week. You put the tiredness from normal sickness in there with a pregnant tiredness, add a dash of morning sickness, and you get the idea. However, I am feeling Fine! I am so grateful for the priesthood power and the blessings it provides in my life.
At any rate, as I was sitting here tonight, I caught myself thinking that this is such a beautiful perfect night. No, my house hasn't completely re-cooperated from my sickness but it is getting there. No, I haven't accomplished a whole lot of my nine mile long to do list, but I have to tell you. I re-arranged my living room (yet again) for our tiny Christmas tree that we are being loaned this year, I baked some bread, and I was cuddling my baby while listening to Christmas music. The house is filled with such a wonderful scent of Bath and Body Works oil... I love smells. Could life be any more wonderful?
We found out today that the insurance company wants to total our car. *sniff* but that's not so bad seeing as how I really hated it all along. I mean, it is going to be difficult to find a new car with very little time to test drive, and no car to drive to get to the places to test drive, but... we get to buy a new car maybe. What a happy story. I mean, it wont be new off the assembly line, but it will be a nice lived in car that can tote my small but growing family around. Merry Christmas to us and a new car.
Wow, I sort of have a one track mind. You can tell what I have been thinking about all day since the insurance guy called. I meant for this post to be full of happiness and memories (that I am creating right now with these incredible smells and beautiful lights in my house) but I sort of got side tracked. If only it would snow, then I would really feel like Christmas is near. Is it just me, or does Christmas not seem right without snow? I can't quite believe it is that time of year again, because outside is telling me it is the end of October or beginning of November. Hmm, well, I am going to draw my curtains, make some nice hot chocolate, and imagine a huge snowstorm outside while I listen to more Christmas tunes, and finish cleaning up my kitchen. So, to all you wonderful people out there, help me get into the Christmas season by telling me what helps you welcome this most wonderful time of year into our lives.