Monday, December 14, 2009
For Monday, December 14th, 2009
a pictorial journal
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
DECEMBER 14th, 2009
BACK TO WORK!
No snow at our house today but I did get the wreath on my porch swing and our outside decorations up on Saturday.
It sure was a fast weekend. I got lots done though so I’m happy.
This week I should finally be able to get things in the mail to my out of town babes and then Saturday I’ll be seeing the rest of them at our family celebration. We’ll be praying that the weather holds and that everyone stays healthy too.
DS#1 called Sunday evening to say he’d be bring my oranges up next Saturday too. I’ll be sharing them with everyone. I try to eat them regularly during the winter and our Princess’s school had a fruit sale so I ordered some real Florida oranges from them.
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.
During Advent I read a devotional booklet. This is part of my daily dinner routine.
So today I’m sharing just a little of what I read yesterday
In Luke's account of Jesus' birth, we read about an angel who announced, Do not be afraid. I, like the shepherds, certainly need this reassurance. I am here with good news, the angel continued. Not only is this good news, it's the best news ever.
Each night this week we can pause in gratitude. Whatever the day has brought, no matter how busy it has been, we can stop, before we fall asleep, to give thanks for a little more light, a little more freedom to walk by that light, in joy.
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
A little cookie trivia for you all today
This time of year a lot of people are baking cookies...not me because I'd be the only one eating them, but cookies are a big part our Christmas traditions.
Gingerbread is most likely the first type of cookie to be associated with Christmas and dates back to Medieval Europe. By 1500, the cookie tradition had spread all across the continent, with each region having its own particular specialty. Recipe books from the Renaissance period contain numerous cookie recipes. Later, the Industrial Revolution brought about the mass manufacturing of cookies.
My children now do the baking and I do the enjoying
ATTIRE FOR TODAY
Amazingly they say it will be in the middle 40’s today. We were freezing now we’ve warmed up again. Come mid week we’ll go back down to the 30’s and maybe see a little snow.
Your ways, O Lord, make known to me; teach me your paths,
Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my savior. Ps. 25
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!
Opening gifts is such fun. Here is DS#3 with our Angel a few Christmas’s ago.
On my calendar for this week beside work is hopefully our dulcimer get together on Tuesday and the family Christmas on Saturday
Our Princess and our Angel with their dolls.
COUNTING THE DAYS
We wish you a Merry Christmas!
The child born on Christmas Day will have a special fortune
Speaking of Christmas here are a couple of lucky notes to make for your luck's sake
Make sure you set the table for an even number of people even if you have an odd number of guests (just make sure to round up, not down). Stay at the table until everyone's finished, because leaving early brings bad luck
7 DAYS UNTIL WINTER !
11 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
123 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’