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Documenting not dying since October 2013.

The 17th & 18th; Feel very festive.

The 17th & 18th; Feel very festive.

Β The 17th of December.

Oh I am beginning to feel very festive. This morning, I had my last hospital appointment of the year, with James. A woman got very shirty with me in the waiting room, because she misheard the nurse who called me in, and thought I was trying to steal her space or something. When the nurse checked the date of birth, the woman realised that she was not me and went away sulkily. James was very happy with my most recent bloods, and very sorry to hear about Mommy's wrist. He did say that the hand people there are very good so that makes me optimistic for her recovery. I had some more bloods done, and I'll see him again in January.

This afternoon, I got started on my wrapping! I put The Polar Express on, and got my present paraphernalia spread out on the table, ready to wrap. Today I did everything that was a tricky shape, which took about three hours. That was enough for my back, and I plan on finishing the easier things tomorrow.

The Christmas tree is in the living room, relaxing, and we are hoping James or Chris can come over to help us retrieve the decorations from the loft. Eee!

The 18th of December.

The tree has lights on! No decorations yet, but we've made progress.

This morning, once I'd finished my coffee, I put Rise of the Guardians on, and got to work finishing my wrapping. Today's was much easier because it was just boxes, but by half past twelve my back was protesting a lot. But I'm a brave soldier, and now I'm all done! I got Daddy to help me clear things away, then I made myself some lunch. Very basic - toasted brioche bun with cheese. I am incapable of standing long enough to do much more. 

Mommy had her hand clinic appointment this morning, and she didn't get home until about two. Basically, she will be having surgery to fix the tendon either this week or next! They'll ring one evening and ask her to come in the following morning. Speedy!

This afternoon, I wrote my Christmas cards, and directed Daddy as to where the lights should go on the tree. I hate feeling so useless - the only way I can take part in anything is if I am sitting down.

The 19th & 20th; It feels like a different lifetime.

The 19th & 20th; It feels like a different lifetime.

The 15th & 16th; Ready to wrap!

The 15th & 16th; Ready to wrap!