I know for me this time of year is the hardest when it comes to trying to deal with my ME/CFS, FM, and IC. I would like to hear from you readers on how the weather changes and holidays affect your health. While I don’t like to see other people suffering, it is comforting to know that I’m not out here struggling alone, trying to make it through each day. Now that I have went back to work a few hours a week, I have decided to cut out some of my normal holiday routine that creates extra work for me. I will not be hosting Christmas lunch at my house this year and it will be nice to just have the day to relax and enjoy my son and husband enjoying their presents. Yes, my husband is as much of a kid as my son and he gets several “boy toys” for Christmas and the two of themplayingtogetheris truly priceless.
The past few years my husband, son and I have had my parents and my mother-in-law for Christmas lunch and we prepare quite a feast for them to eat. My parents are still going to come on Christmas Day to deliver presents but I will only have a few snack foods put out to eat and will not have to spend two days preparing. I will probably be working Christmas Eve day as well so that is another reason I decided not to make a meal this year.
Typically around this time of year I also like to get reader tips on making the holiday season less exhausting and less stressful. Share your shopping, meal planning and wrapping tips as well! Don’t be shy! Please comment away!