We had a great Thanksgiving! We had a wonderful time with the Lancasters in Ripley. All us of were there...Kurt's twin brother, Kelly, and his new wife Jennifer, and his older brother Cory and his wife Ashley. We all had a fun time being together and then eating a WONDERFUL lunch with Kurt's mom's side of the family, the Harrells. I was thinking to myself while I was there what a blessing it is that I married into a strong Christian family. Often, people marry into families that have different beliefs about Christianity, and I can imagine how many problems it causes. After we all ate together, Kurt and I headed back to Jackson to be with my family. Kurt was on call Friday, so I spent time at my parents' house, helping decorate for Christmas. We ate at Olive Garden (I had forgotten how yummy that place is), and then Nana and Poppy left this morning. This is embarrassing: Kurt came in this morning around 8 from being on call, and got back in bed. We slept until 12:45 in the afternoon!!!! I do not even remember the last time I slept that late. And the worst part is, I went to bed at midnight the night before, so I got 13 hours of sleep. I should be incredibly chipper today, but have had to work on schoolwork (big surprise), so that has drained me.
I had a breakdown today. It was bad. I just burst into tears about everything...not just schoolwork, but my job, keeping this house together, taking care of Kurt, getting things taken care of for my family, our trip being cancelled...etc, etc. I just shut down today. I'm a little better now. Sometimes crying is just a good release, I guess. I still have the same amount of work to do, but I'm just trying to calm down about it. We're about to go to Lifeway (that store calms me) and pick out my new Bible (with my new name on it!) and then we're eating at O'Charlie's. We normally don't eat there, but we have a gift certificate. I know that God doesn't give us anything we can't handle. That's about all that's getting me through this season of my life. However, I will say that the biggest blessing during all of this is that Kurt is not one of my stressful worries. He is so encouraging and a huge help to me. Usually a couple's biggest stress or irritation is each other, and I'm so blessed that we don't have that problem (well, we have our moments...haha!). Kurt told me to do what I can on my schoolwork and just let the rest go. That's my biggest problem...letting go. But I'm trying. Thanksgiving was only 2 days ago, and I'm fussing about school again already. I need to get a grip. Hope all is well with everyone...Christmas is almost here!
P.S. GO RAZORBACKS!!!! What a game!