Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Exhaustion!

I am absolutely, tee-totally, completely e.x.h.a.u.s.t.e.d!! We have had such a busy couple of days, going to this house and that house, and family and food and gifts..... the list goes on and on! Oy, the FOOD! I have come to the conclusion that there is no way I could run far enough to burn all the extra calories I've consumed in the last two days! I hate that!! I hate that lack-of-control feeling...and it seems I get that way around the holidays! Now I feel bloated and gross. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. But, thanks to my darling hubby, I am managing the exhaustion part by sitting propped up in my bed watching the Parent Trap and typing this post on my NEW PINK LAPTOP!!!! Yep, that's right, he got me another one to replace the one that was stolen a couple weeks ago in STL! I was so stunned this morning when there were these two huge boxes sitting underneath the tree...I knew THIS Santa didn't put them there! The laptop was in one and a cool new pink and gray bag was in the other. I couldn't believe it! I was so happy and surprised!
The kids were up around 7, we managed to keep them in our room until 730am but then it was a free for all! I hate that it doesn't last long...it seems that after only a few minutes we go from Santa's wonderland in the middle of the living room to ultimate destruction as everybody wades through paper and boxes. But it was wonderful! Then we spent the rest of the morning getting things ready for our next destination.
Now we are home sweet home, resting and relaxing...it feels so good. Now I'm going to go for this evening and go to bed early, we have to leave the house at 730am for STL for a repeat echocardiogram. Please say a prayer for my heart that it is strong and healthy. I believe God that He will make this test result come back perfect and I give Him all the praise and glory for taking care of me and always watching over me. He is so good!

2 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

I am always keeping you in my deepest thoughts and prayers, Erica - stay strong!!!

Bridget said...

Hope your test went well. Sounds like a great Christmas with your family!