Our Thanksgiving with our immediate family was relaxing spa like day with our favorite festive non Thanksgiving foods, football, and the parade. It was a calm family day.
The next two days were full of in law festivities. We had a full Thanksgiving dinner on Friday and then a got together again for my nephew's baptism on Saturday.
We thought Baby was sick from all the fun so when she threw up on Sunday we kept her home from church and did not worry about it.
Then for the next several days my vitals were off, I was extra sick and exhausted. It had bits of brightness shining through. I picked out a surprise for my kids, someone Christmas caroling from our ward brought their dogs who sang the theme from "Sponge Bob Square Pants" which still makes me laugh thinking about it. We received sunshine and soup and music from Dayton. A new social worker came over who listened most of the time, and my kids were interested in meeting. There arose an opportunity to send extra love to others. My mother-in-law was the official snow player with Baby.
Finally the moon, saltines, gatorade, and my vitals aligned. I felt like I was coming out of it. Then Friday I had a rough morning again. R was home and later that day we finished signing some important documents.
I was anxious this morning again not wanting to repeat earlier this week. Along with practical considerations my dad and R gave me a blessing which helped to calm the storm in my spirit and body.