Monday, December 19, 2011


 Sarah and I decided that we wanted to make Anthony a nail cross.  He likes jewelry so he will be thrilled.  Sarah plans on making some to sell for her mission trip funding.  I thought it came out really nice.

We had to make another batch of the Rolo stuff for Tasha.  I have no idea what type of shape it will be in by time it reaches Kuwait.  I imagine it will be a tasty mass of chocolate, caramel, pretzel and pecan.

I have been trying to clean up my desk because I know that classes will start back up before I am ready.  It seems like everything conspires against me.

So are you ready for Christmas?

I am not.  I have had to scrap some projects that I wanted to make and adjust my expectations for myself.  There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day.

All the presents are bought here.  My idea to downsize didn't seem to work out too well.  I don't know if it is the sheer number of kids we have or not but the tree is packed.  

Tomorrow John and Larissa head back to Augusta to do the second part of her testing.  The meds have reduced the number of seizures but they are still there.  I sure hope that they can come up with answers after all this testing.

This week is full of appointments.  Multiple medical, dental, mental health and therapists. 
Doesn't seem like much of a break this year..

I guess I am trying to find my Christmas spirit and it has gotten lost in all the busyness.

Anyone else feel that way?


  1. We have five dentist appts, two meds appts and counseling. I hear you.

  2. With six children in our family I know the holidays can be so hectic! One thing that has really helped me feel a little more Christmas spirit and I hope helps my kids, too, is that each night before bed we've gathered them all together and sing a few Christmas carols ending with Silent Night. It has really helped us to add a nice feeling to our home this Christmas. Sometimes we only make it through one song before someone starts messing around and we have family prayer and head them off to bed. And then a few nights have gone really well and we have managed to spend some time together peacefully.
    Thanks for all you do Shelia! Merry Christmas!!!

  3. Yup. The numerous appts make it difficult. Today I had to make new ones and have two more to make (pending me findng the script I need to reference!!) and neither boy has had dental work yet. And eldest probably needs some mental health work. Or mood stabilizing drugs. Or something :( I don't even have a job (or school) outside the home and I can barely pull together a batch of Christmas cookies. Sigh. I feel your pain.

  4. The only reason I am doing dental at this time is becuase Dimples lost half of her front tooth....rather obvious. So that led me to making two more dental appointments. Thankfully it isn't time for the others to go. Need to look for a new therapist too. Sigh.


  5. Oops! I meant Felica not Shelia. Maybe I need some kind of mental health help myself!

  6. Oops! I meant Felica not Shelia. Maybe I need some kind of mental health help myself!

  7. All parents need mental health! I think I will get mine next summer and go tubing again.