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Christmas in a Nutshell

December 25, 2007

The Night Before: We attended the Christmas Eve service at our church. There was a great message about the peace that Jesus brought, and the peace that He will bring when He returns. It was just what I needed to hear in order to find some much needed peace amidst my recent emotional and financial turmoil. After the service, some friends came over to our house to share eggnog and visit for a while. It was an excellent start to our holiday.

The Morning: The kids woke up way too early, perhaps because I forgot to give them the “no getting up before the sun” speech last night. Trevor was up at 5 AM, Sophia was up at 6 AM and that’s when our day started. By 9:30 I was ready for a nap. 🙂

The Loot: I gave Dan a GPS system — my only Black Friday purchase — which he has already tested and seems to be enjoying. He gave me a new digital camera which I absolutely did not need but really wanted… it has a lot of cool features that I will take advantage of once I read the manual (and hopefully commit some of it to memory). Trevor got loads of Volcom gear, which he loves, and some new reading material. He also got a new comforter & other items to entirely redo his room in a rock & roll theme now that he’s a teenager. Sophia got princess things and smelly things and the latest Fancy Nancy book. She also got a perfectly suiting red T shirt that says, “I put ketchup on my ketchup.”

The Lack of Tradition: It was okay. I dealt with it, I kept a positive attitude and was cordial to everyone. (Maybe I was too tired to be contrary about it, or maybe I was subconsciously clinging to the message of peace that I’d heard the night before.)

The Cat Therapy: After lunch, I came home, got in bed with Daisy curled up next to me, and slept hard for an hour and a half. It was bliss.

To all my friends and family members — I hope you had a very merry Christmas!

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One comment

  1. I’m glad it was a (relatively) easy, low-stress Christmas. 🙂



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