(BEGIN TMI!) So knowing that AF was due on Christmas Day, I took a couple aleve Christmas Eve before bed in anticipation. Anyway, woke up Christmas Day morning and was "pleasantly" surprised that there was nothing surprising me on the TP. So I got in the shower and was having all kinds of thoughts rolling around in my head about "do I take a test to Phoenix - where we were spending Christmas with J's family?" or "do I wait until we get home?" and "don't get excited, maybe I miscounted days and am not due until tomorrow" and a multitude of other thoughts, while also trying not to get myself excited. And as I am soaping and cleaning, I find "the string"! (TMI - I warned you!). Yes, I had awoken in the middle of the night with cramps, and taken another couple aleve, and added protection. Well, then I just felt stupid! So all the previous thoughts, went whooshing out of my head when I realized that my hoped for "Christmas miracle" was not so. (TMI over!)
Christmas was mostly fine...we had a great Christmas Eve with my family and opened lots of presents. Were able to go to Mass with my parents, picked up my Grandma, have wonderful pizza and champagne, then spend lots of time opening presents and enjoying each other's company. Then woke up bright and way-too-early on Christmas Day and (after the above event) drove to Mesa, AZ to spend the day with J's family (12 total). It was a generally un-drama-filled day, well except for a couple incidents, that will go un-discussed. Ate way-too-much food and drank far-too-much champagne! Went to bed on an air mattress in J's parents' office. Was comfortable, for about 30 minutes! I must have woken up every 30 minutes after the first 30 minutes of sleep. I don't know if the bed wasn't big enough (we have a king at home), or if I was hot, or cold, or what, but about 2 am I woke up and my throat was on fire! Luckily, J had some throat drops in his bathroom bag, but that didn't get me very far. Slept on-and-off again for the next 5 hours, at which point there was banging on the door when J's uncle left to drive back to Oregon.
So I got out of bed, and went to hopefully find some medicine and maybe some hot tea, and a hot shower. Had breakfast, drank lots of hot tea, and hoped for the best. We left J's parents' house and stopped at Walgreens on the way home for medicine, and then I finally got some sleep in the car. So slept after we got home and then slept some more.
And now, we have just finished watching Terminator Salvation, which wasn't as bad as I thought it might be, and are now watching Made of Honor before I head for bed to hopefully ward off the sore throat that has persisted all day and has now added a cough. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and be back soon!