Monday, December 20, 2010
Monday Musings--Late, late edition
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!