This holiday season has been unlike any other. And for my folks, I think it’s the first one they have spent apart in their 42 years of marriage, so we promised to hold a major party in 2021. I think nearly everyone will follow suit. Dad enjoyed snow, cold weather, and a meal drop-off from KK and Eli, and our family in Western North Carolina even had a white Christmas. It was lovely chatting with Debbie and Nancy. Weather-wise, we received a few flurries, but as the temperature dropped 30 degrees overnight, we spent the day indoors, cozy and warm. I read, we all watched football, and the morning’s cinnamon rolls were a hit. The Christmas Beef Bourguignon wasn’t bad either. The evening ended with National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and another nice chat with Dad.
Insofar as holidays go, this one has been different, but I’m still incredibly grateful to be here, celebrating with Andy and my Mom. 2020 has not been easy, but it has also changed my life for the better, thanks to my anonymous stem cell donor.
My body is hanging in there, and it’s tough to believe we are just about at Day +60! I’m adapting a bit better to the Magnesium, meaning it doesn’t have me running for the toilet (thankfully). My little baby hairs continue to grow – Andy calls them “peach fuzz”, and when he Whack-a-Moled my head for a second time, was amazed that one small red spot had completely disappeared.
Yes, that is why I call it Whack-a-Mole.
But it’s late. And there’s a lovely person named Andy next to me, sleeping soundly, and I look forward to snuggling up to him while he’s here. I hope that you had a wonderful holiday – thank you all for your support, kind words and well wishes!