Let's do a recap of my past few weeks, shall we? We shall.
December 23: Daddy had knee and ankle surgery. All went well, as planned, and he came home that night. He's a terrible patient and refused to take his pain meds, which led to him being a pain in my ass. Kinda. He was alright except for his grumpy spells. We also got a call that Granddaddy had been admitted to the hospital and wasn't doing very well.
December 24: Christmas Eve! I usually look forward to our church service, but this year left a lot to be desired. Normally, everyone comes and it's a time of celebration and reconnection, as it should be. This year, our minister decided to do a "drop-in" style "service." This meant that you could drop in anytime within a 2-hour span, pray and meditate to yourself, and be served Communion. The end. There was no meaning, no joy, no hymns, no fellowship. It didn't feel like Christmas and I didn't like it. Bah humbug. Also, my parents didn't put up a tree this year. Daddy's surgery threw a wrench in things, so Mommy Dearest bought fern-esque plant to take the place of a tree. I bought lights because it looked too depressing without them.
|Oh, Christmas |
|For the first time in 63 years, we had a white Christmas.|
December 26-December 30: This was a blur, so I'm not really sure.
December 31: This happened.
January 1-2: This happened.
January 3: I returned to work and pretended to be normal.
On that Wednesday, I woke up feeling like I'd been hit by a truck and stayed home from work. I went to the doctor that night and was told I had a flu-like virus. Awesome. I stayed home from work on Thursday, too, because I still had a fever and felt awful. I went back to work on Friday and resumed life as usual.
In the wee hours of Monday morning, we were hit by Snowstorm 2011.
|This is what it looks like when it snows in the South.|
That's all I have for you right now. Leave me comments and tell me how awesome I am. Or not. But seriously, leave comments. Please. I like to know that I'm not just sending all of this out into the internet-space-land for no one to read.