I have had such a good strong week that I have even managed to do some Christmas shopping and have a few coffee dates!
So yesterday when I woke up feeling a bit “flu-ey”, which I now recognise as a sign that my white blood cell count is a bit low, I didn’t feel too cheated about taking a PJ-day and staying away from public places when I had to cancel an outing. It also often means that I may also be a tad more irritable than normal – sorry Pete!
Today was “full up Friday”, so other than tidying up my craft cupboard, doing a few other household chores and listening to the new NOW Christmas CD Pete bought for me ( I think it was a hint that Boney-M could not be played another year!), I have been taking it easy.
Our Christmas decorations went up last weekend. I can hear all my traditionalist friend tutting about that being FAR too early. Well, we felt the house and both of us needed some cheering up, and for me, Christmas decorations do exactly that! Not knowing exactly when my new chemo plan will start after my next one on the 4th, is certainly making it difficult to make any Christmas or New Year plans. So controlling what I can at the moment, like deciding on how and where the Christmas décor should look and go, is a very important thing in my life!
So if anyone else is thinking they will be judged if their Christmas decorations are put up early… I say…. if it’s something that will give you and your family a little more to smile about at this time of the year, go for it – after all life is short, but right now you still have a chance to make some great new memories…
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance – each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.”
~ Deborah Whipp
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”
~ Peg Bracken
The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature.”
~ Andy Rooney
The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!”
~ Charles N. Barnard
Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.”
~ Eric Sevareid