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It feels like an eternity since my last post.  But I’m doing this one despite everything that is going on.  From the wreck, my right arm was injured and I was in a lot of pain.  So I could hardly type.  Then thankfully all the swelling finally went down and my nerves seem to have healed just in time for Thanksgiving.  That was a huge blessing!

I also bought a present for myself, which I rarely do.  I have panic attacks spending large amounts of money on myself.  As my kids and hubby are telling me that I need to buy this camera (ours killed over last spring) and that it’s ok to spend the money on myself, my mind races with other ways I could spend the money.  Like paying off a small bill, buying the new flooring for the kitchen, etc.  Becca even had to swipe the card for me because I’ve never spent that large of amount of my own money on myself at one time.  But I’m glad that I did.  Now I have a new Canon Rebel camera that I love and Becca has already gotten one paid photography session and someone wants her to be their photographer for their wedding.  What a blessing!

Last Saturday, after Thanksgiving, Todd was blessed with club seat tickets to the NC State game.  Talk about watching football in style!  We were able to take two of the kids and we had a blast.  Sitting in club seats means, that we have the best view of the game, a huge suite with catered food that changes during the game; a full lunch before the game, dessert, then a taco/nacho bar and all the popcorn and drinks you can eat.  It was amazing!

Sunday I woke up and I couldn’t hardly move my left arm.  I have no idea what I did.  It as really bad by Monday.  So I’ve spent the last several days on pain medicine and muscle relaxers, ice packs and heating pads.  It hurts so bad at times I’ve cried myself to sleep.  I don’t know if it’s from the wreck or something I did all by myself.  But today it seems a tiny bit better. 

So here I am trying to homeschool my kiddos with boxes of Christmas decorations waiting to be put up.  I feel so bad for my kiddos having to put up with me being grouch and sleepy.  What a month!  We just do what we can and continue to move forward as best we can.  It will get better, just another test of my patience (a virtue that I am really working on) and theirs.  Just wait till I can really type without pain! I’ve got a lot to share with you!

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