In a good place today
byon 12-26-2011 at 09:15 AM (382 Views)
I have to admit, I was a little worried about how I'd handle Christmas. Sometimes I'm way too hard on myself. I did just fine and I'm continuing just as I have been. I know I need to set goals to keep myself on track and to change things up from time to time.
Christmas is my birthday and I think I had a lot, emotionally, on my plate. Gifting, cooking, cleaning..... I invited my birth mother over and my (adoptive) dad. I know that they are both great people but I was still a little worried that things might get ugly! It never did and they talked with me for hours at the kitchen table. It was a therapeutic night. My daughters were ecstatic for their gifts and I even had my 16yo daughters boyfriend over for dinner. My boyfriend was having a good day until his cat pooped under our bed. If that's the worst thing that happens at a family gathering then we're doing fine. The worst moment, for me, was when I put one of my pyrex casseroles full of stuffing I made for my dad (no onions) on a hot element. I'm working away with the potatoes and getting the gravy finished and BAM it shatters everywhere. I scream and release a stream of profanities....... then I smile and say "Merry Christmas everybody!"
At least they forgave my horrible mouth and laughed at that..... Now, here I am... happy it's over. But there's still the dishes.....
I hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday!