21st Dec 2007,
Kids busy decorating a Christmas tree and writing letters to Santa Claus! ....
Parents around the dining table , savoring hot coffee and discussing plans for the 11 day vacation.
Our first white Christmas in this new country...., with evergreen trees decked in the patterns of snow, lights illuminating the elegant night .... Christmas fills the air....
The mood of vacation has already permeated the whole household.
22nd December, 2007
A family outing at an Indian restaurant after the Christmas carol service.
All set to welcome the long vacation with loads of plans ....
One kid is burning with fever. ...Plans for the day , postponed. ... Not to worry! there are still days to enjoy!
slight improvement in the kid's fever. But still not good enough to venture out. Unable to resist the temptations offered by his sibling .....his screams and laughter, the elder one joins him. .... resulting in the shooting of temperature.
Santa Claus has made our day! a huge red stocking is filled with gifts! the joy of unwrapping the gifts seems to be more precious than the gift itself.....Among the sore throats and coughs and rising temperature Santa Claus has cast his magical spell. Kids can hardly stop smiling!
Visit to the pediatrician.
Visit to the Pharmacy for the medicines....advice to take rest !.....
27th, 28th, 29th, 30th 31st
Every member of the family share the same plight . All are advised to take rest. .....and take medications!
conclusion......a very eventful vacation filled with REST!.....exciting visits to the pediatrician ..... and physician! .....shopping at Pharmacy! ....all have been freaking out on cough syrups !....
This was the story of my long hibernation......but this is not a long post on my misfortune or our sickness!
this 11 days cloistered existence at home has surely brought us more closer as a family. Our illness has taught us how dependent we are on each other! ..It is not visiting exotic places , that can make us happy...it is just the time we spend with each other......i am grateful that we could all be together! ... loving and caring for each other , in the safety of home!
1st January 2008...
Wishing all of you An year filled with Love,Grace and Bliss!