Well, as usual, my family Christmas party, which was this past Saturday was a success. Everyone that was expected to attend was there despite the nonstop snowfall. My cousin Stacy was the first to arrive along with her husband and their two sons. As I was showing my cousin where the party was going to be held, she told me that she was going to kill our uncle David because of a little prank he had played on her. She had called him when she arrived at the hospital and asked him where he was. He told her that he was laying on his couch watching football. My cousin asked him what he was doing at home when the party was today. He said that the party wasn't scheduled for Saturday, but rather Sunday. After he said this, there was a long pause of silence before my cousin responded saying that her aunt was going to kill her for giving her the wrong date. My uncle wanted to continue with the prank, but apparently he couldn't contain himself and finally told her that he was on his way. He really had her going for a few moments
Everyone in my family has a great sense of humor and love to laugh. There are never any arguments among members of my family. Sure, there are definitely disagreements, but not to the point of voices being raised or feelings getting hurt. Everybody gets along extremely well. I have heard of families that can't get along and are constantly arguing. I'm very grateful that my family is respectful and civilized to one another
After my cousin Stacy and I entered the room, other people began to trickle in. Before I knew it, most of my family was there and the kids were running around and having a great time with one another. I was getting tired just watching them. As I told a friend of mine, if we could harness the energy of children, we would never need to rely on oil again.
There was plenty of food, but unfortunately I had difficulty chewing most of it, so I didn't have very much. I really can't complain because I'm nearly 41 and I'm still able to eat by mouth and not need a feeding tube, which I once had before getting trached and had removed shortly thereafter.
This may sound strange to some of you, but for some reason I never feel completely comfortable around the children of my family. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy seeing them, but I get very self-conscious about my disability and become rather quiet day. This has been an issue for me for some time now.
Anyhow, a good time was had by all and we all look forward to doing it again next year.
Before I end this post, I want to wish all of you that read this a Merry Christmas. I won't say happy holidays because I find it ridiculous that there are people in this country that are offended by others traditions. It's time that people grow up and stop whining about somebody somewhere having a nativity scene in front of their home or what have you. I'm not exactly a religious person, but I have never been offended by how others celebrate their respective beliefs. I live in a Jewish rehab hospital and I don't take issue if I see a menorah. Although I'm a bit steamed about the hospital deciding that Christmas trees cannot be displayed at the nurses stations, but only in patient's rooms. Well, I rambled on long enough and kind of got off topic.
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