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.