This year was a mixed year…
My hip broke badly, after a fall, and needed a brace plate. It was awful surgery! So painful and hugely debilitating! I was still laid up at Christmas, despite breaking it in August!
Add that it led to PTSD too, and you can imagine that Christmas was tough this year. But I wouldn’t let it stop me!
We went Christmas shopping earlier than usual, it helped to keep busy. So as the Christmas markets opened, I’d virtually finished! I still enjoyed wandering the markets though, it helped to lift my spirits.
Our cruise had to be cancelled sadly, I just wasn’t well enough. So we booked a short break in York. It was much needed! Getting away for just a few days and forgetting about everything, was perfect! I loved every minute!
With this in mind, I’ve planned a few breaks, for just me and my hubby, next year. We really need some time to just relax and enjoy ourselves. It’s definitely an essential!
Onwards to Christmas…
Saving energy, I gift bagged all the gifts instead of wrapping them all. Card writing was done during my many hospital visits too, the perfect way to pass the time. We were ready!
Yule was a family event, we shared food and exchanged gifts. Lots of fun games and some mulled wine, plus burning the Yule log. Perfect! I was in the mood.
Christmas Day was going to be different this year – a group of friends from the assistance dog group felt lonely and were thinking of cancelling Christmas this year. So I came up with a plan, why not celebrate together??? They grabbed at the idea! So we’ll be spending the day with friends!
No centerparcs this year for the first time, but new year my hubby is off work, yeah! So we can relax together enjoying seasonal tv and the fireworks at midnight too.
Then we’re off to the sales to see if there are any gifts suitable for family birthdays…
We’ll celebrate, whatever is going on around us!
Happy Christmas everyone!