I had my A&P exam and lab exam. I am so glad it is over and that I did well. Nursing school is more and more competitive so I need to do well.
I am relieved to have it done, though. I now can savor Christmas. I did not want to decorate, read the stories, make the cookies and gingerbread houses until I could really enjoy it. This weekend we will get the tree. (I know you are thinking she is so late....I am. When I was a kid, I saved my favorite Halloween candy until the end...this too... I save my most favorite things to when there is nothing to detract, no obligations hanging over our head. We will play our Christmas music, have eggnog, and decorate the tree. One of the fun things that we do, is have an ornament hospital as we decorate. Any ornaments that broke during the previous year or during unpacking go to the ornament hospital. Someone triages them and someone else fixes them. We staff the hospital with super glue, hooks, and various little items. Occasionally there is no hope but most of the time...they make it to the tree.
As for week 5 being finished... time is passing without much angst. I know that the holiday makes it so. The excitement makes the holiday even more special. So far, so good. The past few weeks, friends have passed court and are preparing for travel and another got her referral for a sweet little boy, others are waiting. What an amazing process- watching families being made and growing.