And how was your Thanksgiving? Our family traveled north, grateful for clear roads after the wintry weather the day before. My in-laws were grateful for our contribution of four pumpkin pies, one pecan pie, whipped cream, cranberry sauce, spinach-artichoke dip, pistachios, and oatmeal Scotchies for Grandpa's birthday. Yes, I was busy in the kitchen Wednesday with my little helpers!
Christmas lists are still to-do, a stack of catalogs await our perusal. Trouble is I am too tired after the kids go to bed to tackle the lists and the Christmas budget. The one exception is the crossing off of the coats my little heart desired due to lack of funds. I had this in mind for 0 to 40 temps and this one picked out for 0 to -40 temps. Oh well, I can make due with what I have. I did order this side sleeper pillow with the hope of restful sleep and could not pass up on replacing our cheap non-stick pans with this great deal. Now to discern gifts for the rest of the family. (I confess I am guilty of putting myself first!)
Concerning my fatigue of past months, I finally have answer to why my get-up-and-go got-up-and-went. The gland in my throat that has been hurting since April worsened to the point of finally calling the doctor. Lab tests show I have a mild, inactive but chronic case of mono and symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. I am not contagious, but the doctor does not seem to have any further answers for me concerning the length or treatment of the loitering Epstein-Barr virus. If you have any experience with this, I would appreciate some insight. I feel more tired each day and really need to be functional for my family.
I may be posting on the light side for a while - I know bloggers often announce a break but have trouble breaking the habit. I would like to return to my cookbook project and will most likely share recipes on my blog if my dh can make it easy to print a recipe from my blog like I see on other blogs.
In the meantime, please spare a prayer for me if you would that I can regain my health and energy during a season that is often draining.
Happy First Sunday of Advent to you!