Please watch this video by Jessica, she’s amazing and this video really hit home. Warning: you may cry during the video!
Originally, I was going to do a different post, but this video just struck me.
Being sad at Christmas can really feel like you’re breaking some sort of unspoken rule. But, honestly, I’m pretty sure it’s relatively normal. Christmas (and this season in general) has such a focus on happiness and blessings and family, that if any of those areas aren’t “perfect” it stands out like a neon sign.
What is Blogmas? It’s a “tradition” where bloggers write a post every day in December celebrating Christmas and the Christmas season. I won’t be able to post every day, because it just takes too much energy, but I’m going to try for every other day – I’m going to call it “Spoonie Blogmas!”
… I Discuss Why My Posts May Be a Bit Different from Some of the Other Posts
Dan and I at Blossoms of Light – Chatfield, 2016
Thanksgiving through New Year’s is my absolute favorite time of the year! I love the holidays, all of them. There is just a warmer feel to this time of year, despite the temperature dropping outside. People, in general, get happier. Families feel more cohesive. The decorations make everything feel magical! There is fantastic food everywhere (even though I can’t eat it all), and special, seasonal dessert recipes come out! Fires can be built in fireplaces thanks to the dropping temperatures, and the cozy sweaters and blankets get brought out of storage! And then there’s hot cocoa and apple cider! Overall this time of year is completely magical for me. (And now that I live in Colorado, it usually even comes with winter snow!)
The Chronic Illness Bloggers group is doing a MASSIVE giveaway!!!
This is seriously exciting stuff, and the packages are gigantic!
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When I say the prizes are ridiculously huge, I mean it! There are eleven total prize packages, each valued between $400 and $600! I’m not even kidding around. This is an absolutely massive giveaway… and it’s only running from Nov. 23 until Dec. 3 (2016).
Two of the eleven packages are, unfortunately, only eligible for winners in the United States. That leaves nine packages open for the whole world though! The winners are drawn at random, so if you enter from outside the USA, then you may get paired with a “US Only” prize pack. If that happens, you may either forfeit your package, or have it shipped to a US address. Obviously, shipping it to a US address first will cause a delay in you receiving the prize pack.
I know, somehow, this became all about couples and romantic love… But I really just think of it as celebrating love in general. It just so happens that I have a fantastic romantic love to celebrate, but all love is special. The world needs more love, so let your heart shine today!
Tons of cooking to do today 🙂 we’re hosting my in-laws for dinner today! I love making holiday dinners.
Unfortunately, my back is doing the same thing it did a few days ago. Breathing hurts, being upright hurts. I had Dan put on a lidocaine patch for me, which I’m desperately hoping works. I can’t take both metaxalone and Tramadol today, or else I can’t hang out with everyone! 😦 I really hope this will get better.
Sitting down to write, and I’m not sure what to write about. There are several things I want to write about, I just don’t have the time to plan out all of them. I am planning on doing a “how to survive an 18 hour road trip with POTS, fibro, and JHS” post soon. I haven’t gotten to plan it out yet, unfortunately, and I just don’t have the time today. Is that something you would be interested in reading? (Please comment below to tell me.)
Today, we have to get Christmas presents, at least some of them.
Yup, time just keeps running away. It always does, but it seems like it has sped up yet again. Remember how the months of October, November, and December used to last forever when you were quite young? How the school year was painfully long but summer was super short? Well, how did everything turn into elementary school (kindergarten thru sixth grade, roughly aged 5 thru 12, for those of you not in the United States; though it only goes through fifth grade for some schools) summers?! Seriously. Where is time going?!