Saturday, December 20, 2014

almost there

The holidays may have me on the ropes just the tiniest bit, I'll admit. I haven't started trying to stab people with candy canes or anything—yet—so the situation still remains in the relatively-stress-free zone.

On the bad side, I still have a couple more presents to purchase and more than a couple dozen to wrap.

On the good side, I don't have any reason to go into a mall. Only one more delivery has yet to arrive. The Christmas photo-newsletter-thingies are folded, stuffed and stamped as of tonight, thanks to my older sons who steadfastly maintained throughout that there was no way that we know that many people.

On the bad side, the principal's shawl is still not done. Eight more rows to go.

On the good side, I got quite a few rows done while the older boys manned a kettle for the Salvation Army tonight, though it was slightly uncomfortable standing-position knitting in a grocery store vestibule since I didn't feel right sitting down on the motorized shopping carts.

Because it has been that sort of season, I will end on the good!

Thursday December 18: Beautify
For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies,
for the love which from our birth, over and around us lies.

Friday December 19: Heal
In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan;
ground as hard as iron, water like a stone.

Saturday December 20: Thank
Now thank we all our God, with hearts and hands and voices.

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