With Rudy’s Glenn surgery date still unknown, I’ve decided to move forward with plans for the holidays. Expecting that Rudy would have been to UCLA and back by now, we really have lived life this fall from one cardiologist appointment to the next…afraid to plan anything specific. With Thanksgiving and Christmas literally just around the corner…I think it’s time to put the Glenn on the back burner of my mind for now and start making plans for some holiday fun. Unfortunately, we are restricted from traveling to be with our families for Christmas but even planning for a quiet celebration at home involves a mental shift and some preparation. The one benefit of being in the hospital during all the major holidays last year was that I got out of making a big turkey dinner! 🙂 So now I’m looking at the calendar wondering if I can pull off my annual holiday jewelry show in addition to the fun family traditions. It is exciting to anticipate the holidays at home and think that Rudy will get to experience cookie decorating with his siblings, the twinkling lights on a BIG Christmas tree (nothing like the miniature tree he had in his CTICU room last year) and Christmas music playing throughout the house 24/7!!!
Christmas prep started earlier this week at Olivia’s Brownie troop meeting as we started practicing Christmas carols to sing at a local retirement home in a few weeks. Rudy got fussy waiting in his stroller but there wasn’t a good spot for him to stretch out anywhere so I ended up putting him in my guitar case while I led the girls in their singing…He liked the view from the case, I think. He also got to show off his new (and FOURTH official) haircut!!
Let the Holiday Whirlwind of Fun begin!!!