Can you believe it’s Christmas already?  I’m behind.  Way behind.  I always have grandiose plans of building glorious gingerbread houses, making glittery crafts with the girls, magical photos with Santa…the whole she-bang.   Some years, I get it together.  This year, not so much.  I love the hustle and bustle of the season so I’ll try to fit it all in in the next few days.

We did finish our pink and silver spiral glitter sugar cookies.  (You didn’t think the girls’ team would have traditional red and green cookies for Santa did you?  Do we ever?)

Few days. Yikes.

Three days into Christmas break, and the girls are already in full-on summer sleeping regimen.  Up until 10, when I force them to bed, and sleeping in until 9ish or later.  Geez.  It will take me weeks to get them back into school schedule.

Also, in a few days, I’ll have my very last chemotherapy treatment.  That’s also hard to believe.

I know I’ll look back at this time and it will seem to have been just a blurb in my life.  I feel the same way about my pregnancy with MC and the three years following.  So many days spent in the hospital with her and so many nights worrying.  Three open heart surgeries-done.  It’s still hard to believe.

I have dreamed twice now that I’ve had hair.  It seemed so very real.  The first dream, a few weeks ago, I had long flowing locks very similar to what I had pre-chemo.  Last night I dreamed it was a darker brown and very short.  Sassy.  I plan on taking a photo a day (with a new 365 photo app) beginning on January 1.  That’s my only new year’s resolution so far-remembering to take the photo.  I’m keeping it simple.

So speaking of simple.  I was just interrupted by yet another unannounced visit from our plumber. (After his banging on the back door and ringing the bell continuously, I nearly tripped on Emmie running to grab my wig.  So annoying-will not miss that.) He simply suggested we not shower or bathe at all in our tub.

Our one and only tub, remember?

He said, “You just may find yourself in the bathroom soaking in the tub one minute and under the house the next.”

Does he realize that Christmas is this weekend and I have crafts to make and houses to ice?

Oh well, I just hope it’s Mel when the tub falls into the floor.  Ha.


katherine  on December 21st, 2011

It could be worse… we only have one bathroom too. When we had repairs, we had to shower at the YMCA in the morning in our flip flops. At least Mel’s family is around the corner, right? I think it would be hilarious for him to fall through the floor in the tub. I’m picturing him wearing a pink shower cap in a bubble bath while talking to his phone 🙂

Carrie  on December 21st, 2011

I just actually laughed out loud a bit at Katherine’s comment regarding Mel in a pink shower cap, phone, and falling through the floor. Sorry Mel, I really do not wish you any harm, but the description was pretty funny. Sugar plums and sassy hair, sounds like great dreams! Wishing the Pennington family a wonderful Merry Christmas.

Rebecca  on December 21st, 2011

Never a dull moment, huh? 🙂 Can’t wait to see your pics for the new year…always look forward to seeing your perspective (and reading it, too). We tried the whole gingerbread house thing and it totally caved in on me (I’m quite impatient). SO, it got tossed out to the neighbor’s dog and we just ate the candy instead. 🙂 (And most of the icing for that matter.) Oh, and I am obsessed with these daggum wreaths that I can’t stop. At least today I made one that we’ll keep up for a while…it was going to be Christmasy but turned out totally silver and pink and hot pink…so, it’s looking like a perfectly girly Christmas/Annabelle’s birthday wreath for our blue home. 😉
Love you friend, and praying this Christmas is beautiful for you and your beautiful family! Even if that does mean Mel lands on the ground during bath time! Love you!

chaarlow  on December 21st, 2011

Can’t wait to see your 365 journey. You have such a gift for turning the darkest rain cloud into a giant rainbow!! I hope you get a picture if is Mel! Love you guys!!

Terri Woodham  on December 23rd, 2011

I have a couple of tubs and showers-y’all come, as Robert and his family say for “Lizard’s Thicket”-even in the bathroom for little children where Tommy didn’t realize you were going to grown
Love to have you anytime-
Can’t wait to start the pics-you’re going to look great as usual!