Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Catching up on Stuff

This is one of those there-are-too-many-things-I-want-to-say-and-not-enough-time-so-I’ll-post-a-stupid-list type posts. Yes, life is hectic for Trueself during the holidays. So much to do, so little time. Then I heap a big pile of medical tests and so forth on top just for fun. Whee!

So here we go, bits and pieces of random updates:
  • The church has a new pastor whom I adore. I do believe she is just what our church needs at this time.
  • I continue to be more and more involved in church. I will be leading a small group starting in January and already a few people have signed up! I also did a stint as Sunday School teacher for the kids for a rotation and continue to serve as liturgist every few weeks.
  • Church is good for the soul. If it isn’t then you aren’t in the right church.
  • N and I have made two different kinds of Christmas cookies so far and have about three more kinds we’d like to make. Hopefully, tonight’s the night for that project.
  • Our Christmas tree this year is a small tabletop tree. It’s all I could muster strength and energy to do, and W isn’t up to helping with the big one. Surprisingly, N wasn’t too sad about it.
  • I was impressed when W offered to go out and buy some of the Christmas presents for N. I was less impressed when he asked me for the money to pay for them.
  • My parents sent the usual “universal gift certificate” (check) to me for my Christmas present. What will I be buying with it? Well, I’m going all out for myself this year and spending it on repairing the toilet in the downstairs bathroom. It was either repair it or let it fall through the floor. I chose repair.
  • The colonoscopy last Friday went fine. They found one tiny polyp that they removed. Then I went home and slept all afternoon.
  • Earlier on Friday I had my annual Ob/Gyn appointment. Although endometrial ablation is not an option for me due to my particular condition, it just may be that I will be getting an IUD to control the heavy and long periods that I have. That will be determined in mid-January after they do an endometrial biopsy. As long as the biopsy is benign the IUD is the thing. That’s what I’m counting on because the other option is hysterectomy, and that is something I would prefer to avoid if I can.
  • I’ve been doing a lot of Christmas traveling this year. . . in my dreams. I have been having very vivid dreams about going and visiting with lots of people. So far I’ve been to see most of W’s relatives (at least the branch of his family I always got along with really well) and some of my own, both living and deceased. So far, everyone has enjoyed the visits, including me, and in the dreams it seems not at all strange that people are there who have been dead for years. It’s kind of nice to be having pleasant dreams for a change.
  • I am dreading Christmas Day. One day I will spend with just N and W. Just the three of us stuck together for a whole day without intervention from the outside world. I am hoping to ignore W as much as possible and focus on N. If worse comes to worse, maybe I’ll take N to a movie.
  • W said, “I love you” to me the other day. I didn’t know what to say back so I mumbled, “I know.” And the pit in my stomach expanded exponentially.

1 comment:

Inner Celt said...

just came across your blog and surfed through some past posts. The advice you gave to men - understandable and good. Personally I am DOING the "right things" (shaving, bathing, foreplay, etc.) So what's your take on the partner who doesn't respond to the suttle advances (kissing, caressing, touching)?
I am guessing it's the irony of opposites attracting?