Sitting…at my dining room table with a direct view of the Christmas tree decorated with the ornaments from my childhood. It makes me happy, all those ornaments with stories and memories, especially when I choose to consciously ignore the blown lights. We have another tree in the den decorated with the boys’ ornaments they’ve made through the years and the ones my mom gives them each year. It also makes me happy. Especially when I choose to consciously ignore the blown lights.
Reflecting…on my youngest son’s fourteenth birthday Saturday and my third son’s sixteenth birthday last Wednesday. Is that crazy or what? Where, oh where have my babies gone? So, yes, we have another driver (*fist pump*) but I will admit to freaking out just a little. Okay, more than just a little.
Feeling…strangely at peace with the whole Christmas deal this year, if you can believe it. Maybe my Scrooge-ness was merely a passing phase, albeit a very long one? Then again, maybe it’s too soon to tell…
Thinking…about the usual year-end posting we bloggers typically engage in. “Favorite reads”, I think I can handle that one. “Most popular posts”, well, that will be a challenge because, hello, the blogging was rather slim to nonexistent this year. Here’s hoping for both the muse and the desire to return in 2014!
Excited…my college student is home. Almost a whole month with all my men under my roof, yes and amen!
Reading…Dracula at my friend’s recommendation. Not sure it fits the bill for the “charming” read I was looking for but it’s one of her all time favorite novels and she and I are, with few exceptions, of a like mind so I’m giving it a go. I’m enjoying it so far. I like charming but I also like eerie and suspenseful and mysterious. This fits the bill!
Anticipating…our upcoming Christmas break and some long, lazy days spent on the sofa reading and watching football. We will make a weekend trip to visit family and my son has a post-Christmas basketball tournament but other than that, nothing. I’m looking forward to it!
Pondering…the Incarnation, Jesus come to earth, fully man, fully God. I like this quote from Found In Him by Elyse Fitzpatrick,
In all the days when I’m filled with despair because of my sin, and when I can’t find God if my life depended on it; when I give up in fear, doubt, guilt, and despair, I have his righteousness–a righteousness that was lived out for me, on my behalf, and upon which I can rest. Oh, thank you, glorious God. Having loved us, he loved us to the end.
Yes and amen.
Wishing…you all a very merry Christmas!
“…and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Matt. 1:21