Dec 30, 2008


It's been nice not to have any appointments or therapies lately. I feel like I am on vacation. Our Christmas was very nice; very quick and fast. There wasn't much time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so maybe that's why it felt like a whirlwind.

We had not one, not two, not three, but FOUR turkey Christmas dinners delivered to our house. I wonder what kind of list we got ourselves on. :) They didn't all arrive at the same time, just random times by random people. A neighbor, and the rest were strangers. People can be very thoughtful and kind. I only wish we could be on the giving side of things more often. We just don't have a lot to give. I did make some fudge and gave it to our neighbors. One neighbor uses his snowblower and does our driveway, which is such a help because of Bill's bad back. Sometimes we'll send the boys out there to shovel, but they really have a hard time staying on task and remembering what they are supposed to be doing out there in the snow. You know, snow is for playing in, not working in...

Ryder's stomach is a little better right now. He has been VERY loving and wanted me to pick him up a lot today. He gave me a pat on the back and said, "Mammmaa". I just want to bottle up these precious times when he is more tractable--and save it for one of his crappy days.

Hunter has his first real playdate planned with two of his new-found friends (who have similar issues) on New Year's Day. These boys met through a "friendship skills class" offered by the school counselor. He is really excited. I think we need an advent calendar to count the days down! They will be sledding down our hill and having hot chocolate. The exciting part is that the boys' moms are coming and it will be so much fun getting to know other mom's going through similar challenges. Maybe it is I that needs a count-down calendar!

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