Saturday, December 16, 2006


I'm thinking that this year it will be a total mystical Christmas for our family considering the miracle of Megan's tests.  I still have a hard time believing that there wasn't a mistake made.

I also can't believe I haven't made an entry for a week.  Life is so hectic.  It's hard to believe that next week is Christmas.  Where has the time gone?  It certainly seemed to sneak up way too quickly this year.

The weather here is unbelievably the 60's.  I'm not complaining a bit.  LOL...I'm finally getting some outside lights up today.  Joey is putting my spiral trees together that I got at Walmart.  (Yes, Lisa Jo, our SuperCenter is super freezing cold.  It was terrible in there today.  Do they have the AC on?)

I'm kicking myself for throwing out the tree I always put on my sunporch.  It was super dusty but I should have held on one more year so I could get a new one after Christmas this year.  Live and learn.  My sunporch just looks so drab without it.

And my bonus had a couple of hundred extra in it.  I still won't have much left but it will pay for the car repairs and insurance.

I am taking Wednesday off to finish cleaning and shopping.  I do a one sweep day of Christmas shopping.  Thankfully, I don't have a whole lot to buy.  My kids want money.....lots of luck.  They will have to split what's left from the bonus which won't be a whole lot.  This new car is draining the budget more than I thought.

But we've had many a meager Christmas since separation and divorce hit.  My kids are the best.  They are truly happy with what they get and work for what they want.  Many Easters, we celebrated the day after.  They would wait for me eagerly to get home from work that Monday and off to the store we'd go.  50% off; double the pleasure.  I felt bad but they loved it.  We still laugh about it.  Thankfully, the extended family has provided enough at Christmas for what I lacked.  One thing that is never lacking in this house is love and laughter.

Off I go to put some lights outside.  Better late than never.  I will be around later today and catch up on my journal reading, as I know I'm close to a week behind.

Love you all.  I can't thank you enough for your prayers for Megan.  Sheesh....such a miracle I'm still in awe.



siennastarr said...

Chris..  It is a miracle in regards to Megan...  but, believe it! :)   That's what miracles are about!

Your family and mine are so much alike, it's unbelievable.  My kids have gone without much of a Christmas more times than I can count.. but... there was always love and lots of laughter!  I usually ended up getting their presents sometimes in February or March.. after Uncle Sam doled out my income tax return to me.  My kids never got upset.  Like yours they have worked for everything they have, and I think that has helped them to appreciate it all.

I've turned my alerts off, because I'm working 6 days a week, taking care of my brother.  I'm exhausted when I come home.  Don't feel like reading, commenting or leaving an entry.  Oh well.  I scan the entries, and will get back to commenting when I feel like it.

Love you.. and if I don't talk to you before Christmas.. Have a Wonderful one my friend..

Hugs and love

sugarsweet056 said...

Prayers get answered! Give God the praise!!! Amen for Megan's tests results.
Time is passing quickly, way too quickly. And the older you get, you'll find it sliping away in the blink of an eye.
It's been in the 60's here for the past week too, weird. It's 10 degrees for several days then 60 for several days! Can't decide! GRRR
Hoping you have a good wkend, get those lights up gurl. LOL
Hugs, Sugar

lanurseprn said...

This is a very special Christmas for you and your family.  You are very blessed.  
Have fun putting up the lights!

shayshaydc said...

Chris I'm just now putting my tree up!!!!! Am I late or what????? And yes the time has gone by super fast!!!

jeadie05 said...

Guess what Chris my tree is still not up ,hopefully tomorrow ! I feel the power in prayers touched Megan ,which is wonderful Jan xx

midwestvintage said...

 I didn't hear about Megan's tests but from your post I gather the prayers were answered.  That is such wonderful news and I know a huge relief to you all.  Merry Christmas to you all.


chat2missie said...

My daughter just asked about Megan.  I tell my family about everyone in J-land and what's going on.  I had told her about the scare with Megan but forgot to tell her that she'll be okay.  No cancer.  Nicci was glad to hear it also.  It's nice to know that as bad as the world can seem sometimes, miracles do happen!!

pharmolo said...

It is a miracle, Chris. Very pleased for you both

kdcutie26 said...

I miss you darlin...
Yea for Meghan, glad to hear.
Christmas just snuck right up on us this year huh?
Love ya,

penniepooh said...

Chris, after meeting you I can see why there is so much love and laughter in your home. You`re a very sweet and giving person!
This warm weather is really weird. Yesterday I even had to turn the a/c on in my car for a few minutes. < hot flash > lol
*hugs and Christmas blessings!*

helloimkara said...

Miracles do hapen! Im walking proof and now so is Megan!  Always remember the best things in life aren't things!!!

Kara :)

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm so glad that the miracle happened to Megan. It sounds like you have a very loving close family. I hope you get the lights up safely, have a wonderful Christmas! Jeannette xx

queeniemart said...

How did i miss that you have a new car? What kind of car? Did you put up a pic of it?
Damn SC's are crazy with the, the AC is not on but i dont think the HEAT is either. This will be the most meager gift wise ever for us..SIGH. Next year will be better i pray.
I am SO happy your Megan is ok!

cayasm said...

Our Christmases where a bit meagre however lots if love and laughter afterall it is about family and nothing is better than that


ally123130585918 said...

Miracles do still happen and I am so glad one has touched your family ~ Life is a bit hectic for us all at the moment but it is a nice hectic ~ and Christmas did sneak up on us all as it usually does lol ~ Ally

pippa1116 said...

take care Miss Chris!!!


dwhee70041 said...

Chris, I've been so busy, I've had to put my journal on the back burner.  I was thinking about how much time I had last year, what happened?  Anyway, I hope we will all be back to normal in a week or two. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family.  David

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I am just so happy that  Megan's test came out good!  So excited that prayers have been answered!  Hope you have a great Week!  6 days til put off getting everything ready in the house and will be packing up things when i am finished unpacking....LOL...It sure looks like Christmas here even if there was drama!  LOL...Hugs,TerryAnn

rebuketheworld said...

Chris, I am so happy to hear this. Miracles do happen....Your sooo strong and glad to know Megan will be fine. Did you hear about Ann's miracle too?...Scroll down and read about it..amazing....~Raven

astoriasand said...

Sorry I am late with my comments too.Such a busy time as you said.You just got to believe the news it is so wonderful.Yes some Christmas's of mine have been very similar in the past.I make sure now I enjoy whatever I have and my family are the world as you say.My son moon and stars.We have them Chris no matter what else.I hope you get everything you wish for and more.Have a wonderful one know matter what it consists of.We have to be thankful for small mercy's.Laughter too is a great gift so if I get plenty of that I will be happy.Thankyou for all your comments since you came to my journal and all the hard work you have put into the graphics you so kindly have provided me with.God Bless you and yours this Christmastime and good health be with you all for 2007.

queenb8261 said...

Had to check in  with you even though I should be baking or wrapping.  I'm the ultimate last minute operator. I guess I work best under pressure. LOL This is truly a blessed Holiday with Megans results. I smile every time I think of it.  Your family sounds like troopers.  Well, I just wanted to check in one more time (probably) till after the holidays. I know everyone is busy.  Take care and enjoy the peace and love of the Season.  Warm holiday hugs, friend.

ravenjuiced said...

Just dropping by to wish you a Merry Christmas Chris. Hope Santa's good to you. Take care.


mrsm711 said...

Your such a wonderful person.  Glad to have met you.  Money is not everything.  Its the love and happiness that matters most.  You can't buy that.  Merry Christmas!     Tracy

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Hey Chris...
Gosh i feel so out of touch since my alerts have not worked ( 2 weeks)...damn AOL!!!!  I have to go the old fashioned route and check journals through my favs or other journals section...So what did Megan find out..??  I take it , it was something in her favor....Email me if you would...i've been wondering about her....
Big Hugs

mrsm711 said...

Just Caroling Through J-Land.  My Favorite Carol is Away In A manger. Visit me and let me know what yours is.  :)  Tracy