|My happy happy grandboys, Bradley, Steven and Isaiah! These three love each other so much and I feel so blessed that they can grow up together!|
I was very careful not to overdo it. The last thing I wanted was to be out of commision for Thanksgiving. I have things to do and people I love to spend time with! I really do believe that by spending time this past weekend with some of the people that I love most filled my "emotional happy tank" and really does give a positive boost to my immune system.
Thanksgiving will be spent with Chris, Heather, the little boys and my cousin Jeremy. If I am still doing fine after that, then we will head in to see Jaysn, Rachel, baby Steven and Rachel's mom and sister (who are coming up for Thanksgiving this year). I truly do hope I am doing well because I love Rachel's family and do want to see them before they are back up here again for Christmas. I am also thinking that we may, if energy allows, stop in at Walmart to pick up a few things at the Black Friday sale. I am hoping to find matching pajamas for all the grandkids this year.
Saturday we have a family game night planned since my hanai sister/other mother of my boys Roni and my hanai daughter Erica will be up here to celebrate her mom Char's birthday on Friday and also Thanksgiving. This will be the first holiday since Mel passed away in September and it may be a difficult one for them so I wanted to do something fun for everyone. Of course Char is invited too! We usually do this around Christmas each year, but they are not sure if they will be back up then and I so wanted to continue this tradition, even if it is a month earlier than usual. My boys and my hubby are so happy that we are doing this too!
So very much to be thankful for and to be able to spend time with family is what makes me the happiest in life...so why am I scared? Because there is always that fear that I will crash so badly that I will not be able to go and do these things. I want to feel good and just soak it all in. I need to be with my loved ones and not be stuck in bed. I know that I run the huge risk of crashing big time trying to do too much. I'm fine with it IF I crash say on Sunday after all the good times and getting together, but am fearful of crashing before then. I have done everything possible to make sure that I am doing all I can to NOT over tax my body. The holiday meals are potluck style, and so is the family game night. My plan is to make wontons for that and my hubby will be helping me. If I find that I cannot handle that, I do have a backup plan for food. I have left myself a day between Thanksgiving and the game night to rest (which I know I need to do).
There are other "outside forces" that affect me and my health that I do not have control over though. Today it is raining and will be for the next 4 days. I am feeling it big time. I am very sensitive to different weather conditions and always have been. I could feel this coming last night and started to ache everywhere. It made sleeping very difficult and I am feeling it even more today. My ears are itchy and feel like they are plugged up and my head feels like it is in vice. Unfortunately, this is "normal" for me. I am praying that my body will "adjust" to the rain by tomorrow...sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. My plans for today of doing some baking and housecleaning have been put on hold. That is life and I just have to go with the flow right? No use beating myself up over something that I have no control over. I can only do what I can do and give myself grace and have contingency plans. 😉