Friday, December 26, 2008

Belated Merry Christmas!

Wow, my system has been down the past day or so and I've felt a little isolated. It is amazing how a computer connects you to so many things without leaving home and without it....I feel very disconnected! :-)

It has been a wonderful Christmas. Not because of all the gifts but just the time to relax and enjoy our families. Of course, that is after the days of shopping and wrapping and exhausting ourselves. Oh my, I stayed up until 1:30 a.m. one night just trying to get it all together. I love to have everything cleaned, all the gifts wrapped and food prepared the night before the holiday. This makes it so nice to get up and have breakfast together and then enjoy the gift sharing, etc. I probably stress over it too much because I like things to be clean and in order but nonetheless, it does make for a less stress free day.

We had Christmas with my parents and siblings on Christmas Eve, Christmas morning was shared with just my children and then Christmas Day, we went to my Aunt's house where all the family and friends got together. A very busy two days. We pulled out old movies of when our kids were toddlers. My youngest is now 18 so it has been many years. Everyone enjoyed the movies and wanted copies. So my next chemo is coming up on New Year's Eve so Steve promised to make copies while I'm laying around. Oh joy....something to look forward to again...CHEMO.....the dreaded poison!ha.

Anyway, my aunt pulled out Super 8 movies (the kind that is on a movie reel) from the 50s and 60s. She is going to have them put on a DVD. It is hard to find places that transfer the reels to DVD. If anyone has any good ideas, please let us know. I think it costs about $40-$50 dollars for each one but because they are so old but in very good condition, we want a reputable place that does a good job.

Today, I feel very lazy and worn out. I know my grandpa, who is 90, said he was very tired and worn out from the festivities. Unfortunately, I know how he feels. I understand it now when someone older talks about how tired they are...he finally had to leave the party because he was so tired.

Well, we just got a message that someone in our church's father passed away so I need to pray for them and see what we can do to help them.

I'll sign off and say again, Happy Belated Christmas! Let's not forget that the reason for this season, Jesus should stay with us all year long. So although we just celebrated his birthday, we must continue to celebrate his life through each breath we breathe every day. God is faithful to us, we must in turn be faithful to him.

So having said all safe if you are out shopping and take time to relax in your day.

As always, love to all,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Leah, Walgreen's in Indiana does some transfer from 8mm to DVD so you might have your mom check there. We have been praying for you
Mike & Camille