Perhaps it got buried beneath the worries of work? No doubt, in the days leading up to winter break, situations cropped up that they never quite cover in nursing school. How does one distract a student while you wait for social services to come and interview her. Keep in mind, you aren't supposed to let her know that's what you are waiting for. I never was very good at poker, but many more situations like that, and my "poker face" might be considered acceptable.
Or maybe the blog got pushed aside in favor of spending time with the family? I mean, it has been winter break, and we really should set aside our usual habits and spend time together. Yeah, right, it looked more like this:
Nah, just kidding: here is what Christmas really looked like at our house
This year we decided to give a real tree a chance
Verdict? nobody was too impressed with the difference
Although I am 100% certain we were the only family to bring a color-coordinated vehicle
Even at 13, the box provides a source of entertainment
Low on Holiday Spirit?
May I suggest next year you visit the Colorado Symphony and Chorale
in their annual Colorado Christmas show.
Between their performance of Believe and the Hallelujah chorus,
you will be moved to tears (ok, so if by you, I really mean me, yeah...I was a sobbing it was such a heartfelt performance)
Moosey still hanging in there...
this year the 15 year old discovered the saved Build-A-Bear outfits and had so much fun dressing up Moosey that younger brother remarked "I need to just leave the room, it is just too tempting to not tease him".
Well, really, who has time to blog, when you've found yourself swept away by two really great books:
So, reading books, hanging out, sleeping in, oh yeah I almost forgot, watching movies. We've watched several good ones here at home (The Help and I introduced my hubby to my all time favorite flick, Love Actually). Yesterday, I rounded up a few gal pals and we took in this great show
So there ya go, winter break is almost over. We've finished out 2012: healthier and happier than we were when it started. I'm heading back to work on Monday, rested and ready to face the challenges that come my way. Ok, I'm probably not ready for challenges that involve the crisis team: for now, I'll be happy with just your run-of-the-mill stomach viruses and wardrobe malfunctions. Those events involving added mental health support and visits from Federal agencies? We can leave those all in the past, thank-you-very much
I'll finish up this long winded, long over due Blog update with a belated
because you know that's just the way I roll). I plan to focus on this simple blessing, to guide me through the year:
I pray I keep learning
when to keep silent
and when to speak
What to love and what to hate
Trusting through the laughter and the tears
in the One who orchestrates our years
Making all things beautiful in their time.
Happy New Year friends and family!