Sunday, December 07, 2008

The Snot takes the fun out of it

Today I decided that we needed to put up our Christmas Tree. I always snicker at people who insist on putting up their decorations and such the day after Thanksgiving. Nope, sorry I can't do it, because then by Christmas I'd actually be so sick of looking at all the decorations I'd want it to be over with already and I don't like to think of Christmas as hurrying up and getting over with. I do however always look forward to putting up the decorations. I always get a cup of hot cocoa, crank up the Christmas Music, and take my time, reel in the season.

I especially have looked forward to every Christmas that Jordan gets older and can help me. And someday maybe he'll blog about his Christmas Tradition of putting up the Christmas decorations with his Momma. Hopefully he'll leave out this Christmas though, due to the fact that I was struggling to breathe let alone have much patience with him trying to help. Last week my nostrils decided they wanted to seal up and leave me snorting, gasping and mouth breathing, which means my nights are restless, which makes my days full of grumpiness. I feel so bad, I've been wanting to do so much with him lately, especially this weekend. Because of this damn cold we didn't get to make it to the traditional "freeze fest" festival of lights parade, our planned gingerbread house still sits in the cupboard, unmade. And even our family Christmas picture had to be put on hold. I figured this weekend would give me some relief, but nothing seems to be helping me. No matter how much I blow my honker into the puffs, just hoping for that one clearing...nothing. I've even considered splattering hot sauce up my nostrils, but went against it after rethinking that one. Oh well, it could be worse I know, but please permit me to whine just for a moment huh?

Also due to my stuffy, sneezy, foghorn-y snout, last week seemed to drag. So, while it wasn't one of the best weeks, I hoping that this next week will turn around. Darric also started scalloping last week. Trust me on this one though, you don't want to hear my rant on that. So far, I'm not liking it, it makes me nervous, uneasy and I'm not finding any good in this new project he's got himself into. He's informed me he's going to try it for just one more week and then we'll take it from there. *Sigh*

I can feel another coughing spell coming so I better sign off and head to bed.


Pam Remieres-Morin said...

Sammy - sorry to hear you feel so aweful. It will pass but you may have the cough for a couple of weeks - trust me I know. Rest and lots of tea!

Anonymous said...

Oh, yuck! I hope you feel better soon and then are able to actually enjoy this season. Have fun with that gingerbread house!!

Maine Mom said...

I hope you get feeling better soon!

I don't like to put our decorations and tree up until December either. To me, the month of December is the Christmas season.

We didn't make it to the parade of lights either. We usually go, but I wasn't up to bringing Noah out into the cold, snowy weather. Maybe next year.

Anonymous said...

Sam~ I hope you start to feel better soon. I actually know people who had their Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving...way to early for me. I'm like you I would be tired of them and want to take them down before Christmas even got here.
And WHY has Darric decided to start scalloping?? I'm glad my husband is not into stuff like that...LOL.

Anonymous said...

Oh sorry I did not leave my name that last post was from Kristen.
Just in case you were wondering.

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