A lot goes into getting ready for Christmas and this year was no exception. Gifts were bought, the house was decorated, expectations were there for a nice day. But sometimes things don't go as planned. And today, nothing went according to plan. We've had a tough year, so we've kind of gotten used to wrenches being thrown into plans and improvising the best we can to make the most out of any situation. So that is what we had to do today.
Eric had a rough night last night, woke up around 8am and was throwing up among other things... (I'll spare the gory details...) I called the doctor and they suggested we go to the hospital. But Eric wasn't really into that. So we didn't go. He slept a few more hours and drank some Gatorade. He was able to go downstairs and open a few presents.
We opened gifts with masks. Novak had a cold and we're not sure what Eric had, but he doesn't need a cold to go along with it. Novak was really great about washing his hands and wearing the mask. Eric looks pretty wiped out here.
This is about the point where Eric went back to bed. We ended up bringing the rest of the gifts upstairs later and finished Christmas up there. He's still sleeping as I post this.
So it may not have been the Christmas we planned or dreamed of, but we were together and that's all that really matters. We made memories, managed to have a few laughs and were just there for each other. As someone posted on Facebook this morning "The Magic is in the Mess." It's true. Always try to look for the magic, even when there doesn't seem to be any at the time.
Oh and on a side note, Jenny got her much anticipated Bark Box. All was well in her world.