Friday, December 4, 2009
For Friday, December 4th, 2009
a pictorial journal
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
DECEMBER 4th, 2009
It's FINALLY FRIDAY…
I’m always happy to see this day roll around. It means another week of work is done and the weekend is ahead.
The picture above is of our precious little Angel when we did snowflakes last year. We are supposed to see some real ones today.
Advent is the time of hope, a time to renew the light of Christ in our lives.
As He came to bring us the light of eternal life, we hope to share our light with others.
THINGS TO GIVE UP FOR ADVENT
Give up on the magazine perfect meal plans and visions of completely coordinated handmade gift wrap.
Give up on trying to make your house look like a Hallmark commercial.
Give up on the expectation and the pressure you put on yourself to do it all
Enjoy the season and the preparation for Christmas!
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups cane sugar
1 cup powdered French vanilla coffee creamer
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1 bag of Starlight peppermint candies, crushed in food processor
Combine all. Makes 5 cups dry mix. Stir four TBS mix i
nto a cup of hot milk.
Makes a nice gift to give too if you wrap it in a pretty Christmas box or put it in a jar with a Christmas ribbon around it.
ATTIRE FOR TODAY
They are saying a high of 36 degrees today – so bundle up for sure.
Tonight we’ll be in the low 20’s. The heat bill will go up from now on I’m afraid.
Prayer Around the Christmas Tree
the heavens are
the work of your hands,
The moon and the stars
The earth and the sea and every
Living creature came into being by your word
May this tree bring cheer to this house
Though Jesus Christ your good and holy son,
And Beauty to us
And to our world
Lighting this tree we hope in His promise
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
GOD BLESS YOU!
Here are my Sunshine boys when they were home for a visit a couple of years ago.
Tonight I have plans to wrap some of the gifts that I’ve purchased so far. I’ll put on a Christmas movie on TV and just sit and relax while I get them done. Doing much of anything else would be beyond my capabilities I think.
DS#1 and family in 2006
DS#4 and DD
COUNTING THE DAYS
Eat plum pudding on Christmas
and avoid losing a friend before next Christmas
17 DAYS UNTIL WINTER !
21 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
133 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
Keep looking ON THE BRIGHT SIDE of things.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near…
Pictures mostly taken by ‘ma’ and courtesy of the camera provided by my ‘babes’