This morning I took Rebekah and Thomas to the Pediatric Podiatrist for the removal of their plantar warts. I'm glad we got that taken care of before the trip. They were hurting them when they walked. It really went much smoother than I had imagined. I was happy when the doctor told me that they were really worried when I came in with 10 children but how they were all very pleasantly surprised at how good the children were being in the waiting room without me! I had Benjamin with me, so it was Stephen, Sarah, Naomi Ruth, Rebekah, Hannah, Samuel, Miriam, and Susanna out there.
Today I finally gave up on the whole idea of getting up Christmas decorations. This is my first year to miss that. I'm mostly relieved, but a little bit sad. Good thing that we're going to a place that has up Christmas decorations. :-) This has definitely NOT been a normal year and I'm overwhelmed even trying to just do the most basic of the basics. I feel much better after giving myself permission to just let it go this year.