Merry Christmas, blogger friends! I miss you. The snowstorm is coming and our family is hunkering down for a movie night. We've just started A Knight's Tale with Heath Ledger and Paul Bettany. It seems we've watched all the Christmas movies already (well, at least the ones the boys want to watch).
Most of the gifts are wrapped and all the Christmas cards are mailed. I didn't do any baking this year because I have another project in the works this holiday season.
It's been really hard not to say anything to all of you, so I've decided to just put it out there: I had a "Mommy Makeover" last Thursday. Translation: tummy tuck and breast augmentation. I have about 3 weeks of recovery ahead of me--just enough time to be back in the game before the next semester starts. I've been thinking about doing this for about 2 years now, and I finally decided in August to take the plunge. Kris has been amazingly supportive, and I couldn't have done it without my mom. While Kris held down the household and cared for the children, my mom traveled with me (I went with a wonderful female surgeon in Bismarck), was my 'caregiver' post-sugery, and pampered me at their house for the weekend until I felt strong enough to manage the stairs and the children here at home. Both procedures went very smoothly, and although I am in some pain, it is manageable because the Kris and the kids are so great about letting me rest when I need to (the kids know about the tummy but we haven't told them about the other).
I do feel guilty for messing with everyone's holiday, but on the other hand, it's a pretty awesome 37th birthday present to myself, and we are still able to celebrate with both families.
There. Now you all know why I haven't blogged in a while, and I feel better getting it off my newly-endowed chest! Hehehe!