Well, another great Thanksgiving has come and gone! My parents had all of us kids over (there are five of us "kids" with one married brother living in Arizona that wasn't able to make it this year) and all of their kids and grandkids. My parents are getting up there in years (Mom just turned 80 and my Dad will soon be 86) so us "kids" help as much as we can. All of my brothers and I were born just about 5 years apart, so my oldest brother is 20 years older than I am!
Christmas Eve my daughter and I will spend with my Mom and Dad, and then the family will gather together on Christmas morning for the "Opening of The Presents". Then on to New Years's Eve, which, once again, I will spend with my parents. I have never missed a New Year's with them, and I am never sure if this will be the last one to spend with them, so I keep up the tradition. It's usually a quiet night, although my Mom and I can usually find almost anything to talk about. My Dad would, too, if he could hear! He has hearing aides, but they don't seem to help too much.
I put up the Christmas tree last night and was extremely tired and achy, especially being the Day After Thanksgiving, but with my daughter working and having a boyfriend, and studying hard in High School, it is usually left up to me to decorate. I put out some outdoor lights today, and am feeling it all over. Fibro/CFS and whatever else I have that the doctors can't diagnose yet really take their toll this time of year. Everything seems to have to move so fast this time of year, it wears me out.
I am very glad that Monday will be December 1st, though. I have a procedure to go through on Dec. 12th and hopefully, prayerfully, this will work so I can have a medicine implanted pump placed for all the back pain I have. The Pain Doc said that it might help my fibro also, but I have my doubts about that. Only time and God will tell. If anyone out in Internet Land has had an interthecal medicine pump placed, let me know how it is doing for you. I know all people are different in their response to it, but I would like to hear your side of the tale.
I am achy and tired now, so I think I'll end this typing thing. I go on forever anyway!
Take care, to all who dare to read this!