Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I Can't Get It Together!

     I seem to be spinning my wheels lately and obviously blogging has been put at the bottom of my "to do" list. I have been busy doing some fun and happy things and also found myself running a fever for 6 days, visiting the doctor and finally getting over whatever it was with the help of a strong antibiotic. I think I started with a bit of flu (a week after the shot) and it turned into a sinus infection. I just was so busy that I kept popping Advil and pretending I wasn't sick. That doesn't work very well.
     In the past couple weeks I have been blessed to have celebrated my birthday 3 different times having lunch with friends. I had my oldest friend come spend the night and do some shopping, and we had friends we haven't spent time with in more than 10 years come through town and stop for a good visit. We squeezed in a day in St. Louis, a birthday lunch with my sister (celebrating our birthdays on my Mom's birthday), a couple of doctor's appointments and of course all of the normal, daily things that need to be done. During the "sick days", I did what was on the calendar and fell into bed the minute I walked in the door. blog friends and my readers paid the price for my crazy life. I guess we all have times when we just can't do everything!
     So, I am a little torn on this early push for Christmas. I am seeing more and more stores that are now going to be open on Thanksgiving and it seems so wrong in some ways to completely ignore a holiday that so many people love. I really feel sorry for those that are being forced to work on a day that they should get to spend with family. On the other hand, usually by Thanksgiving evening, getting out and going shopping might be fun (for me it beats football)! We no longer do much on Thanksgiving, so it doesn't matter much to us, but it does to others. I'm thankful every day for my blessings, but I do remember how important it was when the whole family could be together.
     Because of the way my family now does Christmas, I have to be done, wrapped and ready early in December, so I feel the holiday push much sooner than most these days. I am actually almost done with my shopping! The house is still decorated for fall, but the gifts, boxes and wrapping paper are ready when I find the time to put them all together. As for decorating the house...I'm not in the mood to do the work and every year I wonder why we do it when we don't have Christmas at my house, but I always find the inspiration. I'm counting on it happening again this year! 
     I have good intentions of getting around to visit blogs the next few days. I can't wait to catch up and hopefully find that holiday decorating inspiration that I always find when I see what others are doing!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Belated Birthday! So glad you had a good time with friends and family and that you are now feeling better.

I am going to start my. Christmas decorating soon!

I am going colorful this year. I need it!



Marigene said...

Happy belated birthday...when was it? Mine was the 3rd. I only know of 1 other on that date.
I don't decorate for Christmas like I used to, it is just my husband and adult daughter that live in the area...and you couldn't pay me to go shopping on Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday!
Hope you are feeling better...have a wonderful week, Sue.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!
Hope you feel better soon. I had some problems after the shot last year, but "they" seemed to think I had picked up a virus or something else. This year, my arm hurt so bad I could not lift it the next day, but much better the day after that.
Take care.

Mosaic Magpie said...

How nice for you and your sister to celebrate your birthdays on your mom's birthday. I hope you are feeling better. For years I got the flu shot and got sick soon after. Now I avoid them and will take my chances on getting the flu.
The Thanksgiving shopping day....I am like you, I hate for those sales people to have to work but, it would be nice to be able to do a little shopping.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

HI Suz,
Sorry to hear you have been sick,
but glad you are feeling better,
and happy belated birthday, sure sounds like you enjoyed it, so that is good.............]
I have been very busy too, and I will fill everyone in next week.

Take care and don't overdue and get a relapse or anything......

Blessings, Nellie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Sorry you have been sick Sue.
I am not a fan of the Thanksgiving Black Friday.
And yet I will be probably out at our local wally world to catch a deal, late Thursday evening.
Happy Belated B-day,

Relyn Lawson said...

Me, too. Not the sick part - sorry you have been. The not focusing on blogging part. But. I've been missing it. So here I am. Take care, friend.

nannykim said...

Well, I hope you are feeling all better! No time to be sick! (actually , no time is good to be sick , ha). I agree it is sad to have stores open on Thanksgiving--it is too bad the stores couldn't agree with each other to keep them closed. I guess I could see some places, like food stores, having a little bit of hours in the morning. I think you will get in the Christmas spirit as far as decorating goes if you start looking at blogs after Thanksgiving ;-).

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi suz,
Just wanted to check on you, as I hadn't seen you post in awhile,
was hoping you didn't get a relapse of your sickness......course, know it is a busy time of the year as well. Hope all is well with you and
yours. Just wanted you to know you are missed.
blessings, Nellie