Well? Are you? I almost am. I have a couple more gift certificates to get and then I will be officially done! Just 3 more! Finally! I picked up 2 yesterday and will do the others this weekend. All I have to do is print them on my computer, thankfully.
Maisy is lying down next to me on her ottoman. She is such a loving doggie. I love her so much. I know, I say that all the time. I think it is because it is such a shock to me. I never expected that I would love a dog so much. I really didn't but boy do I! Here is her picture:
Yup, this is Maisy. This is her, take the picture, Auntie, I am so done with this look. This is her ottoman and she is also wishing it was empty for her. She weighs about 18 or so pounds so she is a nice little lap dog. We think she is part ninja because she can get in and out of the craziest places and things. Last Sunday was the kids church concert and pageant. I put Maisy in her crate. I closed it carefully. Well, I met up with the others at the concert and then we went out to dinner. I was the first one home, guess who met me at the door, you guessed it, Maisy!!!!! She ninjaed herself right out of her crate. We don't really know how. today, I am not putting her in one when I leave for lunch. It will be only for an hour or so and Bill said don't bother especially since she now knows how to get out. Anyways, this is the little princess I talk all the time about.
I realized last night that I am much better this year at this time than last year. I believe I had meltdown after meltdown last year at this time. I have had a couple but not too long. I can't believe that I am spending another Christmas without Momma but I am. She gets to spend Jesus' birthday with him, how cool is that? I mean, really. We get his spirit but she gets it all.
The other night my side ached so bad and I was sooooo nauseous. It was awful. I was, literally, awake most of the time in such pain. It didn't matter what side I was on, it was bad and then the nausea hit. I couldn't move then. I finally had to get up to take something for it. It helped a bit but man oh man, was it bad. I was so wiped out that on Thursday, I was in bed at 9:00 and I don't remember seeing 9:30 on the clock. I woke the next day at 12 noon. It was a rare night that I didn't wake up too much either. I slept right through with only a couple of wake ups. I have felt better since but ugh. I do have to call Doctor G and have him look at me because Heather BT thinks it could be my appendix and this does happen quite frequently just usually it is bad and then gone not like Wednesday night. I hope not to have that type of a night happen again ever. It was that bad. I even contemplated going to the ER but I really couldn't move enough to go plus I would have to wake Bill or Heather and I really didn't want to do that. As I thought more and more about it, I finally dozed off at 7 am for about an hour. I started feeling better about 9 am so I didn't go.
My anxiety level is down now and I hope it stays down for the rest of the season. I have a couple of lessons next week between Christmas and New Years but not many. I expected this. I have one on Monday, a couple Thursday and 2 on Friday with one on Saturday so really, that is a lot for the vacation. Acer has elected not to have a lesson this Friday, which I told him was perfectly fine as it is vacation. Speaking of little man, he is now 9!!! Yes, today IS his birthday! i am so excited for him! We have a 9 year old in the house!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, Acer has turned 9. He is very excited about this too. Tomorrow is Acer's birthday party and he will get his present then. I can't wait for him to open them all from everyone. I love watching children open presents because they look so sweet when they do. I was nervous that the gift I got him would not be here in time, but it was so thank goodness for that!
Well, my aunt will be here soon. Not sure exactly when, but soon. We are going to lunch. I probably should go to the bank too. Nah, I will do that on Monday.