Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Winding Down and Gearing Up

Sunset in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas.

Well, the holidays are almost over. The hoopla of Christmas has passed and the sun is setting on another year. Soon life will return to its normal chaotic state, minus the Christmas carols and twinkling lights. For those of us with deadlines, though, this might just be the beginning of the madness. ;)

Speaking of madness, things went a little wonky for us just before Christmas when my mother was admitted to the hospital. The people at her assisted living found her unresponsive, lips blue and she was pale as a ghost. Which was really weird since I'd been there only an hour prior and she was quite chatty. However, after twenty-four hours in the hospital and a multitude of tests that yielded good results, she was sent home, weak and a little confused, but far better than the day before.

All that to say that Christmas was a rather quiet affair at the Obi home. Well, as quiet as one can expect with nearly a dozen people, including my mother, gathered. 

And this mama got the best gift of all.

Brotherly love.
Perhaps there's hope for these boys yet.

Happy New Year, y'all!


  1. So sorry to hear about your mother! Praying for her complete healing...

  2. Wow! Blessings to you all for a peaceful start to the new year.

  3. Grateful that your mom recovered so quickly. That must have been quite a scare. I'm sure being surrounded by family brought comfort to all of you. Praying you enjoy every last bit of the holiday cheer before your deadline madness begins in earnest.

    1. It was scary, Kav, and weird, too. Even the doctors were surprised how quickly she bounced back.

      How are you feeling? Did you enjoy all of your holiday baking?

  4. How scary, Mindy! I'm glad your mom is okay!

    Cute photo of the boys. :)

    1. Ah, yes, the uniting power of Christmas and video games. ;)