I am done with hospitals. For the year. Seriously.
In fact, I don't think I have ever before been so looking forward to a New Year's Eve, simply because it will signal the start of a new year in which I hope to never see the inside of a hospital. In May I was back and forth to the hospital in Saanichton to visit my sick Grandad who passed away that month. At the beginning of the Fall I was in and out visiting my Grandma with her broken hip. We have now charted 4 ER visits with Zachary still without complete diagnosis. They think arthritis but we're praying against that. And then at 1:15pm this morning the ambulance arrived to take my husband to the hospital for back pain so intense he could not get up off of the floor.
So, I think I've filled my quota. Really. And if anyone argues with me about this I think I will refer you to the ER admission clerk or the lady at Tim Horton's who just yell out "Hi Rachel!" now when I walk through the front door.
Still, there is always a positive side to my life and in mine it's the fact that the Christmas season is here! For all who know me they know that I l-o-o-o-o-v-e Christmas! All of our decorations are up minus the tree because we always get a real one. I've got a cookie exchange next Monday and the school Christmas concert later that week. AND for the first time in ages I am well on my way through the Christmas shopping! 9 presents done as well as some stocking stuffers. aaaaghhhhh..... big sigh of relief........
AND TO BOOT - I got the best smoking deal of the Black Friday weekend; a Cake Cricut machine on sale from $450 for FIFTY BUCKS !!!!!!! That's right you heard me ..... $50 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Prepare for some sweet cake experimentation to come........