Sunday, December 27, 2009


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I'm sorry I didn't wish you one in advance. I haven't been online very much and I have to confess ~ I never got my cards mailed to my friends and family either.

Normally I keep this to either books I've read or writing, but it has been a hard couple of weeks ~ and I share so much with you all that I've come to think of you as friends. It always makes me feel better to share with friends, so I hope you won't mind if I share for a minute.

My oldest son was in a car accident the day before Christmas. He's okay, but he destroyed a sign and so the police gave him a case number. He didn't get any more information than that - but my husband believes that is just like a ticket and he'll be fined - plus our insurance will go up (because he's covered on our policy). Plus the driver's door is dented in and the window is shattered.

My husband leaves this coming weekend for training for a new job. He was laid off last year. His new job isn't making enough to make ends meet so he has been interviewing. He took one of them that has "potential" for making more money - but no salary, benefits... nothing. They consider you a contractor so you have to do your own taxes. We won't make anything the month of January because you don't get paid until a month after you work - and that will be a small check because he will be at training for a week of the month and then still learning... Plus we have to purchase a new phone & fax line for the house and pay for his hotel and travel expenses to the training.

I also broken my toe and I think several other bones in my foot. It hurt so bad I collapsed on the floor and cried. Not a lot makes me cry. My foot is bruised up above my toes in this half moon shape - and it hurts to walk - plus one of the toes. I taped them and that helped a little.

I'm also not sleeping again. I think it's the flu or a cold. My son has it - and my hubby has had a touch too. When I get sick it makes the fibro act up. I've missed church the last two Sundays and I am all messed up with my sleep schedule. The weather doesn't help at all. I laughed at our weather report tonight. The man said it had warmed up to 28 degrees. Isn't that insane? Just the idea that we think 28 is warm shows how cold it has been. I don't think warm and 28 should be in the same sentence, but when temps have been single digits or even below zero - I'll take 28.

Now that I've had my pity party, I actually had a very nice Christmas. I read tons of so-so Christmas themed books and other books as well. I even made time to work on my writing some. I hope you're all staying warm and that you enjoyed your time off.


  1. Oh my gosh, Lee!!! I'm so sorry to hear about your son, and glad that he's okay!

    I can't believe you've broken your toe! Don't you have enough to deal with already??? I wish there was something I could do to make you feel better physically. about a virtual hug? Not as good as the real thing, but the best I can do from this far away. Oh...wait...I can say extra prayers for you and your family! Here they come...

    Please keep me posted; you know you can email me anytime. I hope to be able to get back to my "normal" schedule since Christmas is finally over! LOL

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. {{hugs}}

    ~ Lori

  2. I will pray that God will supply all of your needs and surround you and your family with peace.


  3. Thank you both so very much. Like I said, my son is okay. I thank God for protecting him. It could have been so much worse.

    We really are doing okay. It just is a very stressful time, and rather than bottle it up, I chose to share. I welcome your prayers and hugs. It makes me feel so much better.

    My toe, so crazy. I've broken them before - but never so bad that it bruised the top of my foot before. It'll be fine. It was just one of those moments where I was like, really God? Do I need this too? Then I laughed at myself because He didn't do it, I did. lol

  4. Lee, I'm praying for you! I thank God that even in the midst of it all you have one another. Get plenty of rest, and take good care of yourself.

    You all are in my thoughts.

  5. Ohmygosh Lee! It sounds like you have had tons of stress to deal with lately! I will certainly be praying for you! I'm so glad to hear that your son was not seriously hurt in the accident. I hope that everything works out okay for him.

    As for your hubby's job I hope God blesses him and that you are able to make ends meet again, it is sooo stressful to find a job in this economy but things are beginning to look up I think!

    To top it all of you have fibro, a broken foot, and the flu! I don't know how you have survived! You are one tough cookie! I hope you feel better soon!

    XOXO~ Renee

  6.'ve had a lot on your plate. ((hugs)) Will be keeping you all in my prayers.

    Oh-finished reading In The Shadow of the Sun King good! Looking forward to reading the second book to see what happens to everyone. :)

  7. Tamika ~ That is one of my biggest praises. I have a wonderful family ~ and friends to lean on as well. I am really grateful for all those things.

    Renee ~ Yep - stressful, but thankful it gets easier when I don't have to keep it to myself. It helps to know I can share it with others and know they will be praying for me as well. I am worried about this new job thing, but part of that is my own insecurity. I need to learn to let go and trust God and my husband a lot more.

    Angie ~ I'm so glad you liked that book! I hope you read the next one and like that as well.

    SO many people have more on their plates than I do. I don't want anyone to think believe I have the corner on stress. I know those worse off than I am. I just feel like burdens and joys shared are better than when you keep them hidden.

    I want to thank you all for being so wonderful and supportive. Hugs to each and every one of you. {{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}

  8. Lee,
    I am so sorry! When it rains it pours, doesn't it? Praise God that your son is okay. You've got to be one of the strongest women I know. You amaze me! I will be praying -- along with your other friends who have all made wonderful comments -- that God will be providing for every single need you have, even before you know you need it. God is the great physician and I will be praying that He gives you peace and comfort during this time of healing for you. May you have a speedy recovery.

  9. Lee,
    Check out the award I gave you at my blog.
    Happy New Year!