God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Day Before the Day Before Christmas!

Graphic courtesy of Morning Glory Vintage & Prims

Yes, it's the day before the day before Christmas!  My countdown counter is telling me right now that there is just a wee bit more than 1 day & 12 hours till it's here.  Today will be a quiet day for the most part.  The only "have to do" thing on my agenda is cutting up celery & onion & making hard boiled eggs for the potato salad I'll be making tomorrow.

Some of my blogger friends are going to enjoy a white Christmas!  How lucky you all are!  The weatherman is saying that here it will be 51 degrees & sunny.  The times when John reports this type of weather to me during the Christmas season are the only times when you will hear me utter the words "Bah!  Humbug!"  Ah well, next year it will be different.  Next year we will be living someplace where we will be snowed in about now   : )

And speaking of next year, I mentioned yesterday that I've been uttering the words "maybe next year" an awful lot lately.  I find that I am getting a sort of mental poke in the ribs every time I do & a passage of scripture enters into my mind ... "Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such & such a city, spend a year there, buy & sell, & make a profit," whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow....  Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live & do this or that."  (James 4:13-15)  I do have my plans for the coming year & I will share them at another time, but I will not forget that all my plans are "if the Lord wills."

Don't forget my Stitcher's Giveaway ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time.  In addition to the "grand prize winner" there will be 4 additional items to be won by runner's up.  This has been the first giveaway I've had where so many people wanting a chance to win.  I might get adventurous & try the random number picker thingie ... or maybe not since I can't even remember the actual name of it ... lol!  Whatever I choose ... the new (random thingie) or the old (Rubbermaid container) ... I will post the names of the winners tomorrow   : )

I hope you all have a very peaceful, enjoyable day.  No matter how much we all fret over things at this time of year, they all somehow seem to get done ... & those things that aren't done, have they ever really mattered in the past?  The important thing is to enjoy time with friends & family.  Share a nice meal, have a nice conversation, enjoy each others company, & make memories   : )

3 comments:

Angela said...

Good Morning Shirlee, In everything we should give thanks... well along with you we will definitely not see snow this Christmas. However I woke this morning with a thankful heart. We were hunkered down last evening with tornado warnings but were yet spared again. Just a few miles from here there was major damage, so this morning I am so thankful , yet saddened by all the destruction our T.V. is showing. Today promises to be pretty, but rather warm. Mr. P starts his LONG vacation so we are planning on joining all the folks out and about for some "fun" shopping. Fun because the shopping is all done, don't have to stress but enjoy the hussle of the season. Tonight is his family's Christmas so it seems today will be a busy one. Out of bed really early trying to finish my Christmas Book, but with coffee in hand.. look what I am doing. Hoping you and John have a wonderful day.
Merry Christmas
Angela

TheCrankyCrow said...

Goodness - I disappear for a few a day or so and end up missing 4 or your posts? Yikes. Now I can truthfully say I am hopelessly behind in blogging and there's no catching up. Off to pop in some Christmas music and wrap a few gifts....Wishing you a wonderful day ahead a well....Smiles & Merry Hugs ~ Robin

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Such a wonderful post Shirlee!
Do enjoy the holidays with family and friends.
Here's hoping you have a Merry One!
Merry Christmas!
Prim Blessings
Robin