Thursday, December 24, 2009

Just A Little Bit Different Christmas...

So this Christmas has been a little different.  Not in a bad way, just not the same Christmas I'm used to.  No one expects one of their family members to have a stroke.  No one really expects to spend day after day in the hospital wishing there was something more you could do but in the back of your mind knowing that just being there is enough.  Normally this time of year there's lot's of shopping to do, Christmas lights to look at, and holiday goodies baking away in the oven.  Not this year.  This year priorities got checked.  I needed a good priority check.

Tomorrow we'll wake up early and head up to the hospital to be with DeDe.  Mom bought him a miniature Christmas tree to put in his room at the hospital.  Hopefully he'll like it.  He hasn't been much of a Christmas person since MeMe died.  She loved everything about Christmas.  That's where I get my love for the season from.  She would have every room in her house decorated- even the bathrooms.  Since she's been gone, he hasn't decorated because it makes him miss her more than he already does.  Hopefully the tree will do him some good.  It's really drab at the hospital....although, one of his walls is painted a spiffy sage green color.  After we spend some time at the hospital, we'll go over to my aunt and uncle's house and have lunch and such.  It's kind of sad to me to know that DeDe won't be there.  It's hard to not have someone there when every memory you've got of a holiday has them involved.

On a lighter note...a "whiter" note: it snowed today!!!  It snowed!!!!!!!  Not just that wimpy Texas 1/4 of an inch so we shut the state down snow- I'm talking 3 inches!!  3 whole inches!!  That's enough to almost make a legit snow angel!  It's not supposed to get above freezing all night so it'll definitely be a white Christmas tomorrow morning!  I'm pretty sure that'll be the first one of my entire life- and it only took 23 years to make it happen.  :)

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

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