Friday, December 25, 2009


Merry Christmas, everyone!

We will officially have our Christmas on Saturday, as I worked Christmas Eve, and I want to be totally awake and rested to enjoy everything. (Besides, I haven't wrapped a darn thing.)

We HAVE received two early, unwrapped gifts, however.

Gift #1:  DD made it in okay.  Because of the office being closed for the weather and the holiday schedule, she didn't have to use 3 vacation days to come down as she thought, so is now planning to stay until Sat. 1/2, instead of leaving Tues. 12/30!
(Of course, it may take that long to work out the insurance stuff, as I scraped her car with ours while backing out of the garage tonight. But who's sweating the small stuff?)

Gift #2:  J-Man had a complete metabolic panel of bloodwork drawn last week--the first in almost 2 months.  All his lab values are normal.  Not just borderline, but solidly, right-smack-dab-in-the-middle of normal. We may never know what caused the liver failure, but that's okay.  It's gone and he's fine.

We're all together for Christmas.  Everything else is secondary.

 I hope all of you have a blessed Christmas, too. 


Pokey said...

So glad to hear the good health report! I have been reading, and praying for you. We had a Christmas Eve service at church last night, and visited a friend in the hospital afterward. Walking away from the hospital holding my Larry’s hand made me be thankful for a lot. Merry Christmas to all!

Karen said...

Merry Christmas Stephanie, and to your family. My husband pointed out that we know someone else who had a complete-liver-failure situation, death-defying surgery, eventually recovered, and they never found out what happened to him, either. I hope you have a wonderful new year, enjoy your time with family, and put this stuff behind you!!

Arlette said...

I'm so happy to hear that the J-Man's health is back to normal. Yipeee!
Mele Kalikimaka to you and your family, Stephanie! I hope the big guy brought you everything on your wish list. I know that you've been especially nice this year! hehehe

P.S. The pic next to the giant ornament tree was taken at the Bellagio Hotel in Vegas. The land where everything is larger than life! LOL

MightyMom said...

what a relief!!!

both with her making it safely and with his bloodwork!!

Merry Christmas friend and enjoy your time with the family

cockermom said...

Excellent news Steph! The most wonderful news for Christmas!
Happy Holidays and may your family be safe in the coming year!

HarryJack's Mom said...

Those are the best gifts of all! Hope today is a wonderful Christmas for you all - thanx for sharing everything this year :hug:

jacquie said...

normal...what a wonderful gift! hope you had a great christmas!