After my last post, Madeline got sick again and that time was for a loooooong time. She's all better now but being quarantined for two weeks can make a girl crazy. And I'm not referring to her.
Almost two weeks ago, we received one of the worst possible calls, a 2 a.m. phone call with news that Joe's brother, Jason, and his wife Courtney were hit head-on by a drunk driver. Thankfully and miraculously, they are alive with minor injuries. If you saw the cars involved, you would not think this is the case but our family is beyond thankful that it is.
Even though it wasn't Joe and I in the car that night, it was still something that makes me re-evaluate everything and hug Joe and Madeline a little tighter.
Let me take this moment to say drunk driving is so insanely dumb and unnecessary and I would love to use stronger words but will refrain myself. OK, I feel better now. Thankssomuch.
In other non-life-changing news, I've been listening to Christmas music constantly. This is one of the by-products of being quarantined for two weeks, as mentioned before. I felt a little ashamed to admit I was listening to Christmas music shortly after Halloween but I don't any more. I'm loving it. I'm totally and completely in the Christmas spirit and I love it. For those who say, "It's not even Thanksgiving yet," I say two things:
- I can still be thankful AND in the Christmas spirit. In fact, I can be thankful FOR Christmas music, among other things.
- I believe Christmas music grace is extended to those who participate in Operation Christmas Child. It is one of my all-time favorite things to do, not only because I get to stuff a shoe box full of my favorite kid things, but because it happens right before Thanksgiving, allowing me to remember just how blessed I am AND listen to Christmas music while wrapping Christmas gifts in Christmas wrapping paper. Which, in my opinion, is bliss.
If I'm not back on here before Thanksgiving, it's because I'm spending five straight days with my family which I'm pumped about. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday. Eat lots; I know I will.