Today was catch up day.

I got to clean up the hurricane wind damage to the inside of the house.  I mean, while I was sick, that cute little family of mine turned into hurricane force gales of mess making.  Yesterday Church was canceled so everyone could go out and prepare for the other oncoming storm.  

****  By the way, I feel cheated.  Where on earth were those amazing winds?!  Why did I not get to revel in that bone thrilling wind thrashing excitement again?  So cheated.****

I stayed in bed, trying to rebuild my strength, sipping hot cocoa and watching as neighbors swarmed up and down the street, busy as ants, repairing, fortifying and helping each other.  It was wonderful to see.  

And so, since I was down for the count, the chaos ensued inside.  Which left today for damage control.

After cleaning all day long.  Seriously.  All day.  I planned a quick FHE to the park to see the lights.
We stopped by the doughnut store first, got some wonderfully hot morsels, and drove through the park three times.  We then drove through a few neighborhoods, listening to Christmas music, and talking about the birth of Christ.  It was lovely.  

A favorite Christmas FHE if I do say so myself.


Jenny said…
I'm glad you're finally getting up and around. Sorry that it's to destructo house!
Em said…
i drove the kids around before dinner to see lights in our neighborhood (sean's late nights are a killer in the winter). so much fun to see the lights.
Jfam said…
That's a great idea for an FHE, we decorated a small fake tree while my husband told us the Christmas story, but I think we'll have to drive by and look at some Christmas Lights. Love the idea of FHE.
And I'm surprised Church was cancelled, that's never happened to me! :)
Trooper Thorn said…
That says alot for your light installation crew that the displays survived the storms.
Susan Anderson said…
No fun getting sick at Christmas...or any other time for that matter, especially with young kids!

Glad your FHE redeemed it somewhat. Sounds like my idea of fun!

Emmy said…
Be glad you missed the winds- they were crazy! Though kind of exciting too.

And that does sound like the perfect FHE.
Familia Morales said…
Love Christmas lights, a good easy idea for FHE. I think we'll be doing that next week.
The lights are the best part of the holidays!
Terra said…
I caught up in my house yesterday and today I am working on line...Ok, so I didn't really catch up yesterday I just feel pretty good about what I was able to accomplish!

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