Thursday, January 2, 2014
My Christmas break was so good. I was definitely in need of a vacation. I took about a bajillion photos which I'll be sharing a little bit at a time so I don't overwhelm everyone. I got to see my family, stars, a deer, and some gorgeous scenery. I also got to talk to my brother on the phone for about an hour one night, which was amazing because I hadn't talked to him for a year and a half, since he's stationed in Japan for the Marines. I somehow managed to not cry while I was on the phone with him. He's my best friend and I miss him a lot.
Over my break I got my hair cut (pictures coming soon!), renewed my drivers license even though I haven't driven for over two years (since before my legs stopped working, which you can read more about in these posts; it was probably a rare symptom of celiac disease), went to some thrift stores with my mom, and tried a coffee shop that had some gluten-free options (the muffin I had was less than great). I also had Christmas dinner with my parents and grandparents, all gluten-free, and made some yummy Christmas goodies with my mom. I hope everyone else had a great Christmas too (and Christmas break if you got one).
This Christmas was especially special for me because last year I didn't get to go home for Christmas. I was too sick to travel anywhere and still unable to hold food down. It was right before I was diagnosed with celiac disease. My dad came up and brought me some presents and I was too exhausted to even really talk during his brief visit. So this year was exponentially better than last year and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit home.