I have a date set for my thoracic surgery... November 30. It's a good date, I think... after Thanksgiving but enough before Christmas that I'll be okay.
I now have 10 days to decorate for Christmas... but not really because tomorrow I'm painting my husband's office, so that leaves 9 days, but not really because next Tuesday I have to pick up my Mom at the airport and have the family over for dinner, so that leaves 8... (I already took the day off for Thanksgiving), but somehow it will all come together and be festive and beautiful.
The "roller coaster" is riding level, not up or down, but straight ahead. Somehow I feel blessed.