Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas friends. And to those of you who don't celebrate, Happy Saturday.

It's 3:44AM Christmas morning and I am on the night shift. Maggie needs round the clock care and we don't have a nurse tonight. I was originally delighted when the nurse agreed to work tonight. I promised to pay her well. Of course Christmas Eve morning she changed her mind and canceled. I was bummed, but figured, it was  gift even THINKING I would get to sleep on Christmas. I didn't dread this all week which would have fouled my mood, so it worked out.

And Steve took the first part of the night. I went to bed at 10:30 PM and slept until 2:00AM. Then he went to bed. I dealt with Maggie's meds and other needs for about an hour straight, and she finally fell back to sleep.Now I can putter around and listen for when she needs to be suctioned etc.  I'm cleaning up from Christmas Eve dinner and getting things started for the dishes I'm taking to my mom's house later today. If I can do that in the middle of the night, I can sneak in another couple of hours sleep after the gifting frenzy.

So I am off to roast some butternut squash and see if I can spy Santa coming down the chimney.

Have a wonderful holiday!


  1. Hi Sal,
    A rewarding yet really hard night. Just read your post and hope that you and your family have had a wonderful Christmas together.
    Your Seattle Cuz,

  2. I'd say "I don't know how you do it," but I hate that sentence. Instead, I'll say may the universe bless and reward you and your beautiful family with health, happiness, ease and peace in 2011 and onward!


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