Sunday, December 28, 2008

It could be worse . . .

It's been a long Christmas week. Forgive the blithe nature of this post, but I'm just too tired for anything but listing the facts.

  • Lil'er E had a cold all week. Hey, it was better than the RSV he had last Christmas.
  • Getting ready to leave for my parents for five days, I notice that our cat had not eaten any food for a couple of days. I got a bad feeling about that.
  • Lil'er E cries the whole seven hours to Abilene.
  • On Christmas night, after a nice day with my parents, brother and sister-in-law, and niece and nephew, Mrs. E and I went on a double date with my brother to see Seven Pounds. A depressing movie, after which my sister-in-law checks her voice mail to discover that her 46 year old aunt has died. Apparently a suicide (the facts aren't all in), on Christmas Day. Worst part of the holiday. Period.
  • Lil'er E, while getting over his cold, discovers that he can climb out of his pack-and-play bed and run to freedom. Which he did all last night. No real sleep for Mrs. E and me from 2 am on last night.
  • Returning home today, I find that my cat did, indeed, die while we were gone. I found her lying under the Christmas tree - always her favorite place to be. The kids have taken it okay, at least so far.
I'm tired. I'm more than a bit sad. The kids had a great Christmas, and it was great to spend time with my family (and now with Mrs. E's family for a couple of days). But there just seems to be a pall hanging over this holiday. I've got Sufjan Stevens' "That Was The Worst Christmas Ever!" running through my head right now - I wonder why.

Hope your Christmas was a little better.


Stephen said...

Sorry to hear that, man.

erin said...

Wow, that's a lot to take in. I'm glad your kids still had a good time, but of course it would have been nice if everyone had had a good time as well.

Seven Pounds was horrible; I hated it.

Anonymous said...

Oh man, I am so sorry.

euphrony said...

Thanks for your sympathy, guys. Really a very upsetting bit of news for my sister-in-law.

Erin, I didn't like Seven Pounds to much, either. Really a morbid premise. We've had some pretty depressing Christmas movies this year, have we not.

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