Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday Musings--Late, late edition

Right is 6:40 p.m. and we have cleaned up after dinner.  The kids are in the living room putting on improvisational skits for one another.  I have about 20 minutes until rosary-time, so I am trying not to go off on too many tangents!  It is the winter solstice, and although we don't celebrate it per se, it is still nice to think that after tonight, little by little the days will grow longer and the nights shorter.

This weekend...was busy and rather nice.  Friday we went to the thrift shops and I found a few items.  Nothing for myself, but a few items for the kids.  When we got home, I unpacked groceries, and did a bit of work on a couple of projects.

On Saturday I decorated a batch of previously made cookies and got ready for a little party thrown by the Vietnam Vets here for some local families.  They had a present for each of the kids, refreshments, a rather authentic looking Santa (big old guy with his own white beard!), and they sent us home with a couple of hams, among other things. We picked up a Christmas tree at Lowe's, and on the way home we stopped for Adoration and spent a few minutes giving thanks for all our blessings.

Mass on Sunday was lovely.  Fr. George McInnis, CPM, is a wonderful homilist and I went to confession again.  We didn't have to go anywhere, so we got home and Bret brought in the tree.  I had a terrible time with the lights.  Wanted to use colored lights, but only one strand was functional, so we had to go with white.  By evening I was feeling really lousy. Achy from head to foot, scratchy throat, hollow feeling in my chest and exhausted.  I took vitamin C, garlic, echinacea, zinc, Tylenol and melatonin and retired to the bedroom.  I watched something from Netflix on the laptop for a while and then turned out the lights by nine.

Felt much better this morning!  I decorated the tree, did some laundry and baked toffee bars and thumb print cookies this afternoon.

Plans for this week:  two more cookie varieties, gift wrapping and figuring out what we will eat on Christmas Eve.  I also want to make an appointment to get my hair cut and trim the boys' hair.  And I need to do a bit of house cleaning.

Special prayer intentions:  for the repose of the soul of our friend Dale's dad; for a happy and holy Christmas for all the world.

Something that makes me smile:  Una, wearing the hat I found for Sebastian at one of the thrift shops.

And this septic-pump truck.  The bumper stickers read, CAUTION: Hauling Political Promises

Have a happy fourth week of Advent, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. There's a lunar eclipse tonight as well. The Nasa site says the last one that fell on a winter solstice was in 1638 and there won't be another until 2094. But because it falls at 3:17am (Eastern time) or 2:17 where we are right now (Minnesota for Christmas) I don't think I'll be up to see it. I hope you have a wonderful week and forgive me for not posting today, we're in Minnesota and have been spending so much time playing in the snow to do much of anything with the blog.


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