Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Hello to all of you, and a very Merry Christmas, as well! I can't believe Christmas Eve is here. Time for carols in the village square.  I am typing left handed, one letter at a time because I had an op yesterday. A large unidentifiable lump needed excision. On my right wrist.  Yes.  Two days before Christmas.  Convenient timing!  However, it had to be done and so it was.  Diana will be cooking Christmas dinner this year. Hoorah!  I will be relaxing, trying to remember to keep the arm raised. I had an extra nerve block, because we cannot risk the CRPS jumping, and there are extra meds to take for the next week as well. Life is just peachy.  

Actually, what I mean to say is that life has some unexpected twists and turns, and all we can do is shake our heads and grin, and start thinking about all the many blessings which grace our lives.  My life. So very many. Even when the year has not been stellar. 

This first photo is one I took before the op.  Drawn by the surgeon.  Don't you just love the arrow? And the classy ankle tag and hospital gown?  


I went to have my hair washed and dried this morning and the church in the centre of the village looked so beautiful with the sun and blue skies. It doesn't feel like real winter yet, even though 100 000 homes are without power after the awful storm last night. Not  good.


You can see in the next photo - me looking more human after having the hair done.  Thank heavens I could get a cancellation, because one handedness is not easy. I need two hands! Underwear, getting dressed, wrapping, writing with the left hand, makeup, boots, all a challenge. Just as well I don't mind challenges! I get to remove most of the dressing on Boxing Day.

And this is the snowman in my front bay window.  He is one which grows - I pull him up a little each day, so passers by see him growing.  I love him!
I must sort out the photos properly. I will have conquered them by tomorrow. Or the next day. 

You know, I have so much to tell you all - so much has been going on, the small stuff is always the best - and I will be back properly.   Sometimes bigger stuff gets in the way, and needs sorting though.  

So, to you all, a very Happy Christmas. I hope the day is full of laughter, joy, peace and love, and that the true celebration of the birth of our Saviour  is the centre of every home. 

Joy to the world!


Vee said...

Ahhhh...that was like a refreshing breeze! Things are always less than ideal...it isn't Heaven yet.

You know, Linds, some gals will go to any measures to get out of cooking Christmas dinner! (This does not explain the underwear situation.)

I am not cooking Christmas dinner either. =D I am waiting until Friday for that. Tomorrow will be a simple snacks and chips kind of day.

Have the most pleasant of Christmas Eves counting your blessings.

Debbie said...

Merry Christmas, Linds! I hope it has been and will be a wonderful time of celebration of the Lord's birth. The church is indeed lovely and your hair looks fabulous. Relax and enjoy the holiday!

Meg said...

Hi Lindsay,lovely to see you back. Life this year seems to have very much been "If it's not perfect, then it's not." However, despite all, I do wish you a wonderful celebration of Christ's birth and all good wishes for you and your family for 2014.

Edith said...

Merry Christmas. So glad to see you writing again!

Isabelle said...

And blessings to you too.

Stripeyspots said...

Merry Christmas, Linds! Here's to a wonderful new year for you.

Crystal said...

And now Happy New Year! May 2014 be filled with friends, family and many precious memories!

You look beautiful, Linds - your heart shines out through your beautiful eyes and your smile! I'm hoping to post more often in 2014 - I miss writing and then reading what my friends have written.
((( HUGS )))

Chris said...

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and the family, Linds! It is great to see you writing a bit.

Take care of the wrist, and I hope you heal quickly. What a bother...being one-handed! At least you have family to help, so rest and relax, heal and enjoy your time off.

Looking forward to more posts!

Vee said...

Happy New Year, too! How's the healing going? Hope that you are feeling better with each passing day.