Saturday, December 25, 2010

Get Well Soon...

Anyone that has ever heard me go on and on about how much I dislike relationships and all the jazz that comes with them probably knows how much I dislike receiving flowers. Now the funny part is this, I always have that deep hope and desire that some Valentines day some guy will send me flowers to my house or even cooler my job, well I haven't found that guy yet and of course I still act like I HATE flowers.

Well, as you all know from my last post, I have influenza over Christmas and I am also not able to be in Dallas with my beautiful family sharing in the Christmas joy. So I have been rather bah humbug the past week and well the flu just topped it all off with disdain for everything. Let me just tell you how much my family rocks! Most of my friends here in Utah have steered clear of me since I am contagious still and well I don't blame them as it is Christmas and they all have little nephews and such to be around, well I am minding my own business yesterday watching a movie and someone rang the doorbell. This came as a complete shock because not many people know where I actually live, so I got up and covered my mouth with the awesome blue mask (as seen in the previous post) and answered the door to find no one there but a box of flowers.

Here they are, the wonderful Christmas Tulips sent by this awesome family:

Its amazing how something like this can bring the biggest smile to someones face. I lit up like a star at night when I saw the box and even more when I read the card that was sent with it. I can now say my little hate for flowers seems to be over. I just love how they look on my counter and to know that they were sent out of Love from my family to help me get through this Christmas just makes me feel so good inside! From now on I will not bash flowers or the idea of receiving them because now I know what it feels like to receive them in pure surprise! Again, I want to say I love my family and I am so thankful that Heavenly Father blessed me with them. Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas time...

Generally very happy thoughts come to mind when the word Christmas is mentioned. Well, this year tends to ring a bit different to me as for 1. this is the year that all my siblings make the journey home to spend it with my parents and well family in general. I have a new niece and brother in law that I have never met so this year was the year of all years in my mind, however since I am a big kid with real responsibilities I could not afford the flight from SLC to Dallas. So I finally made that okay in my mind and was at peace knowing I will see everyone in April for my sisters church wedding!

I finally made other plans to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas day with the Gundersen's who have taken me in for Thanksgiving the past 2 years. Just as I am dead set to go and have a heck of a good time I start feeling sick. So I finally go the doctor fearing I have pneumonia, well I go and the verdict is well Influenza. What does that mean? That means that until my 102 degree fever breaks I am considered contagious, oh and for 6 days after. So they gave me a perscription and blue mask to wear in case I need to leave my house. I can't work the rest of the week and well, just have to spend it alone really.
My awesome blue mask that says "I have the plague" that I must wear around others for 6 days AFTER my fever breaks

Man oh man do I love Christmas this time of year, not. I guess its time for me to remember the real reason for Christmas and forget about what we have made it in our heads. I need to remember that Christ is the center of this "holiday" and without him living his perfect life I would not even have a life to live. Without his Atonement I would be nothing. So from now on I am choosing to remember him and forget about my "problems" and I will try my very hardest to put Christ in Christmas and have a great one no matter how bad I may be feeling!