I am getting bored! Yup. Now that I am feeling so much better, I need to get out and do things. There is only so much cleaning that a person can do. It is nice having time off but after a while, you need to be motivated to do something.
Luckily we are approaching another favorite time of year for me...CHRISTMAS!!! I can begin the decorating of our place, which usually takes me about a week to complete as there are many many snowmen to put up. I love all the lights and scents and just enjoy this time of decorating and getting in the spirit of Christmas.
We also have our 9th Anniversary to celebrate on the 24th. 9 years already...it is hard to believe. We are already saving and planning for a big trip for our 10th Anniversary. But for our 9th, we head out on a cold night to the restaurant "Chop" and enjoy a fabulous dinner and evening out together. It is so nice that this year I am feeling good and we can enjoy our night out together. Happy 9th hon!!
Now we have a big weekend ahead of us. Grey Cup is in Edmonton this year and there are many festivities going on that we are attending. The Friday night, we are graciously invited by our good friends Michelle and Darren to attend the "Night of Champions" hosted by Damon Allen. What an incredible event this was! Glenn got to meet up with many past teammates and it was a fun night of visiting and getting to see everyone once again. There were a lot of champions in that room that night! Thank you so much Michelle and Darren! It truly was an event not to be missed.
The Saturday, the Eskimo Alumni hosted an afternoon event called "Grey Cup Spirits" and it was another event of meeting people, and mingling for the afternoon. The spirit in the air was incredible in the city! We then cruised around downtown checking out many of the displays and events that were going on. There was so much to see and do. We hit up Japanese Village for a tasty dinner and they catered to my needs of keeping my meal wheat free.
Eventually we made it to the "Spirit of Edmonton" party and there we continued to meet up with more people that we knew and were then invited to yet another gathering in a hotel. Jamie Campbell of Sportsnet was hosting a party and invited us to come to it. It was so much fun! You really had to be there, it is hard to explain the atmosphere and all that went on but before you knew it, it was 4 AM and we had no clue!
But think about this...remember my post about the Grey Cup in Calgary last year? How I was suffering and we eventually had to cut the day short because I was not doing well?? Now a year later and I am out 2 nights in a row to the wee hours of the morning and I am doing FANTASTIC!! What a difference a year makes and what wheat elimination did for me! I HAVE MY LIFE BACK!!!
We eventually call it a night and take our friends back to their place and by the time I crawled into bed that night I think it was 5:30 AM. Ha, I haven't done that in a LONG time! After a quick sleep, we prepare, and when I say prepare, I mean bundle up as it is going to be a cold Grey Cup game.
We did enjoy our time at the big game itself, even though Montreal won again this year. It truly was an incredible weekend of having fun, visiting, getting my life back and just enjoying all that Edmonton had to offer for this event.
On the Monday, the 29th, I went and saw Dr. Boyko again to discuss going back to work. We have a great discussion about it and his recommendation is that I hold off until the New Year and see how I am doing then. He doesn't want to rush me back into anything too soon and still wants to check a few more things out on me just to make sure that I am ready to go. I accept his recommendations and am learning to be patient and to let my body get fully restored so that I can continue to live the rest of my life out to the fullest and in good health.
Thank you November...you were a great memory!