Tuesday, December 16, 2008

{change of plans}

My brother had a pretty bad accident on Sunday and severely cut both of his hands! Him being a hairdresser and this being his busiest time of the year, makes a bad situation even worse. Not to mention his partner is in California right now celebrating the holidays with his family....
My brother needed someone to come and help him, but my sister is having surgery tomorrow and my parents could not go, so my Mom bought me a plane ticket and off I went to nurse him back to health. Luckily I am a planner and have everything ready for the Holiday at my house.
So here I sit in Chicago, sipping Starbucks, watching it snow, missing Tucker, and cleaning wounds. I will be here until next Tuesday and then we will meet Jeff at the airport and all three of us will fly home to Cincinnati to celebrate Christmas together, hopefully all in good health!!!

As much as I hate to say it, I think I will have to miss out on Thursday nights festivities - we have a full day planned of several doctors/specialists apts and I have to help him with last minute shopping and wrapping, not to mention helping him prepare to fly home for a week and play nurse!

Can you believe the timing - couldn't be worse, huh! But I have to admit, we have had a blast just him and I. It has been far too long since I have spent good quality alone time with my brother and it makes me realize everything really does happen for a reason even if that means changing our idea of Christmas Cheer!!!

Have a great time girls - think of me, I will be thinking of you - and Merry Christmas to you all....



With love - Lisa

5 comments:

Shanna said...

Aww I hope your brother's hands heal quickly and you enjoy the rest of your time together with him!
Good to 'see' you again! ;)

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your brother's situation! How thoughtful of you to change your plans to help him, I hope you guys have a wonderful time together even if it's not under the best circumstances, and we'll definitely MISS YOU!

xoxo

Fanny said...

Hi Lisa!

So sorry to hear about your brother's injury but how like you to find the silver lining to an other wise dark cloud.

Merry Christmas to you and your whole family!

Leslie said...

So sorry for your brother, but so happy for your time with him.
I miss you lady.. hope your holiday is beyond beyond blessed...

Fairlightday said...

Oh Lisa! I'm so sorry about your brother and that you will be absent from our little get together. We will miss you! Enjoy your time together and we will look forward to hearing all about your visit.
Hugs!