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I Love Christmas!

Thursday, December 08, 2016

I love all the Christmas traditions....shopping....baki
ng....multiple trees....creating a wonderland with lights and decor. I enjoy every minute of it and look forward to it every year. But this year I am extremely far behind....a little stressed out and feeling like I've taken on too much considering my health lately. But who could have predicted all the weird things that have been happening, and anyway, I LOVE the season and everything that goes with it. However, today I actually closed the daycare to take care of myself because I feel SO sick. (I think it's food poisoning.) Could have been a blessing, since I have so much to do around here, but really, it's after 1pm and this is the most active I've been able to be today, sitting and typing on the laptop. Can't tolerate even small sips of ginger ale, and I feel it's going to be a lost day. I have a daycare interview at 6pm too...ugh. To cancel would make me look really irresponsible, when actually I'm anything but! (Except when it comes to taking care of myself I guess.)

Also within the past 4 weeks I've had strep, passed a really painful kidney stone, got a severe UTI which included 2 strains of e.coli, put up with a week of antibiotics which made me sick, attended 3 events which I didn't have time for but felt obligated to, and now this. This because I was out and about right up until John's 9pm bedtime and we hadn't eaten...since our last stop was WalMart, we decided to stop at their in-store Subway. Baaaad choice. My turkey sandwich tasted "different," but I ate it anyway. Woke up at 4am with the usual food poisoning signs. I'm still really unwell, but hope to pull it together within the next couple of hours. Ugh, what else could happen to this girl?

So my trees are still in boxes, my village is still unlighted, the miscellaneous decor is still stowed in totes in the closet, nothing is wrapped....etc. And I'm hosting 3 parties within the next two weeks. I'm really not complaining, because I love doing all these things with all my heart. But the timing truly does suck.

I've been trying to adhere to an 11pm bedtime, which is the time of day when I would usually sit down and do a little Sparking and look at Facebook before finally turning in. But because of this I miss my Spark teams and my Spark friends. But I'm here! And with just a little luck I'll be feeling Sparky soon!
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  • WASCALLYWONE
    So sorry to hear this, Sharon! Now I know why you've been AWOL on our ASKer team, (This is late....I just opened your blog this morning.) Hopefully by now you have gotten better, gotten caught up a little, and snagged the daycare kid!

    I think you try to do too much. It's hard, I know, but try to scale back a bit. All these ill occurences is the Universe telling you to slow down.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family. I love seeing your pics on FB. STAY WELL!! That's an order. ]
    1085 days ago
  • CONCHA77
    Feel better soon, Sharon! Been thinking how behind I am too and decided this year I'll do what I can and try and go with the flow.
    Take some xtra time for yourself, you deserve it! Hugs
    1094 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
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    Those are anti-septic virtual hugs, Sharon! What a horrid side-trip these illnesses can be... could it be the body is saying "enough, woman! Slow down!"? Take care of you... and who says Christmas season has to be on a schedule, anyway?

    And as one discovers over the years... Christmas comes, with or without the trappings! emoticon emoticon Here's hoping you de-stress and enjoy what you ARE able to do, one day at a time!
    1095 days ago
  • LEANMEAN2
    I feel for you but can't reach you and I don't think I want to be any closer to you than I am. All that stuff might rub off on me. Please NO! I hope you improve enormously quickly. This is a really bad time to feel bad!

    Take better care of yourself, girl.

    Jean
    1095 days ago
  • SUNWARDWINE
    Hope you feel better you sure do have a lot going on. Good luck and have great holiday's..😃😃
    1095 days ago
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