Yesterday evening we had a phone check in with our therapist Eileen. It was lovely to be able to speak to her. We’ve spoken a few times over the xmas period as we haven’t had a session with her since the fifteenth of December. Its always so nice to be able to check in, hear her voice and stuff. We talked a lot about xmas and how we got through it and how we’re doing. She asked about the kids and if they liked xmas and then she asked if we’re settled and is there anything going on in the system. I told her we’d been pretty settled but then Liz piped up and said “we’ll see how long that lasts” and then Eileen was all over that asking her why she was afraid to be optimistic. That is how Liz is though. Always waiting for the other shoe to drop. I told Eileen the main hiccup had been before xmas itself, when we had the winter solstice, that is when we were most unsettled. We’ve actually been pretty ok over xmas itself. Thank goodness we’re back to normal next week, back to regular sessions, back to regular Dr Barry appointments and stuff. I feel glad about that.
So Christmas day is over now. And I gotta say it was a great day. We were spoiled. Our parents bought us a gorgeous leather jacket. Our mom also gave us a nice scarf to match the coat which is purple and red, absolutely lovely it was. Our sister gave us a nice pair of boots, a hand bag, some beyonce perfume, slippers, a mug with a pug dog on it, but the best gift she gave us was a beautiful photo frame which had a verse about sisters on it, and in the frame she put a really nice picture of us and her with our mom that we took on our weekend away about 2 months ago. We got some other presents too from other family members like our aunts and our cousin whose in England. My cousin from england gave me some versachi perfume which smells absolutely gorgeous. I also got a gift from our P.A Joy and our next door neighbour. Our next door neighbour even bought nitro some treats which he went mad for.
Our dad cooked a really nice xmas dinner with all the trimmings. It was just us and our parents for dinner though because our little sister went to her partners family. But we did get to see her and her partner and the kids for an hour or two before they went there, so we did get to exchange gifts and stuff and it was really nice to be able to do that.
It was just an overall nice day and I enjoyed it very much. Tomorrow is boxing day and we’ll have all the family to our parents for dinner. So the house will be full and noisy but I really don’t mind, it is all worth it.
Happy xmas again, everybody. I hope the day went the way you wanted it to go.
This is our siters pug Starlet, all dressed up for xmas. Isnt she cute?
Xmas came early. Tonight I let the littles open up two of their presents. They were so excited. We tend to kinda spoil the littles at xmas and on our birthday. We cant help it.
They got a Barbie, with extraclothes, and a stuffed dinosaur. The dino was a huge hit with the boys. Also today a friend sent us a stuffed lion. We’re looking for a name for him, please leave a comment and suggest one.
The lion is small enough to carry in our therapy bag, and the kids cant wait to take him in to show Eileen when we next see her.
So we had a good evening. And now its xmas eve. And its almost 4 AM. And I am still awake even after a sleeping pill. I was reading my book hidden by Cathy glass. I’m on chapter 12 now. Absolutely love the book so far.
Well off to bed now. Night everybody, and merry xmas.
So far, the weekend is going great, except I haven’t slept. I didn’t pick up my med for sleep either. I had no way to pick it up. I was meaning to ask my sister to do it for me but then I forgot. So now it will have to wait until Monday.
Yesterday I went to my friends in the afternoon to pick up a Christmas cake she baked for me. Its a fruit cake. If the cake and coffee she gave me when I got to her house is anything to go bthen I am sure it will be delicious. I spent about 2 hours there. The taxi diver who drove me home was a little weird. I had to tell him I was blind and then he didn’t know where to go, I had to direct him which I thought was so funny since you know, I am blind? But anyway I managed to get home safely and Nitro jumped all over me when I got to mom and dads house. I hadn’t brought him with me since he’s shedding like crazy and I didn’t want to get my friends house all destroyed in dog hair.
Today we’re taking my niece and nephew to visit santa. Mom and my aunt are going with us, so it will be mom and my aunt, us, and our sister and her kiddos. It should be fun. We’re going to have lunch when we go there too. I told mom I’d buy her lunch for her for a treat. I hope we get some good pictures, if we do, I’ll share them here.
Tomorrow I’m planning on going to the movies with my P.A Joy. I plan on allowing the littles to pick a movie to see. I think they want to see either Paddington or penguins of Madagascar. They’re all excited to go. Plus we’ll also be exchanging xmas presents with Joy. We got her a gift card to costa coffee, and a bottle of wine, and we have some chocolates for her kids to.
I think its good that we’ve so much going on this weekend as it is winter solstice and that is a really rough time of year for us because of the ritualistic abuse we went through. So with so much happening maybe we can distract ourselves and not think about it too much and hopefully it will be over before we know it.