Sunday, November 13, 2011

Back to work tomorrow

It is only 6:44pm as I begin this post. It feels like it should be 10pm. I am gonna go to bed soon as my clothes are finished. Hope I sleep all night! Nick is beginning to feel better!

And no, this is not my Christmas tree. It is my Primitive Tree. I keep it lit all year, it has stars, hearts, other sentimental ornaments that are not Christmas ornaments on it. Sometimes in the fall, I put leaf garland and leaf ornaments, acorns and such for the season. I didn't get them out this year. I do have a few snow men out and one small string of lights inside the house, but if you are outside, you will still see fall decorations.......

It would seem the strife of the past couple of posts are gone, for now anyway. I hope the person realizes that needs and wants are two different things and that the things said about "love" are really true. It is not the fairy tale! I thought I wanted the fairy tale. I learned there is much more to "love" and marriage than what is seen in movies and on TV. It is not like the Cleavers, or Lucy and Ricky, or the Brady's where the husband goes out and works with the wife staying home. In this economy and this day we live in, it is very difficult to accomplish. There are those who do, and I know several, but it's just not the norm! I wish it was. Our culture was so much more down to earth and children more behaved when mom stayed home. My mom did until I was in eighth grade. Pop's health failed so he stayed home and she went to work. He did draw a retirement check from the US Postal Service however, so it is not like he didn't contribute. And Uncle Sam provided our insurance through USPS. And the economy was much different then too! Much cheaper to live then!

I talked to my sister-in-law in Ohio today. She is also a nurse. She works in home health up there. She was telling me about how they are going to computer charting. She was also telling me she doesn't have her Christmas stuff out yet, but that she will soon. Her oldest is going there from Florida with his first child and wife for Christmas. She can't wait to get hold of her granddaughter.

There are 41 days left until Christmas. There are 11 days left until Thanksgiving. I really am excited every morning to begin reading the "thankful for" posts. I am really happy how many people are participating. And if they skip a day, most catch up! Love it!

As we get closer to Christmas I ask you to remember the reason we have the Christmas season. I know from personal experience, we as humans tend to get caught up in the commercialization (had to look that word up to spell it lol) of the holiday. So beginning December twelve until (and including) Christmas morning let's post something related to Christmas. 'What Christmas means to me' posts maybe. Has me thinking already! We will see. Let me know what you think!

This is the story I read every Christmas eve while my children were growing up.
Luke 2

1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

I love all y'all!
To be continued..........

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