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For Today, December 22, 2008
Outside my window... It is light, but extremely, bitterly cold. It was 1 degrees when I left this morning!
I am thinking... that I am absolutely not ready for Christmas this year. I have done nothing and I think it's because I just miss my mom. No decorations around our home except for my Advent wreath. I need to bake, though. That may put me more in a Christmas spirit! I just can't help but think, though, of so many people right now who are without a job.
I am thankful for... My job. Also thankful for warm clothes and shelter right now!
From the kitchen... Chili dogs! Mickey had a taste for them, so last night we had chili dogs and chips. I wanted to make spaghetti tonight to go along with the left-over chili, but he may want the hot dogs again!
I am wearing... tan chinos and a mauve-colored knit mock turtleneck. And yes, it was the same think I wore last Monday. How funny! But I do really wish I had some long johns on right now. The cotton fabric of the pants are really thin!
I am creating... Sigh. Nothing! I hope to create some baked goods though, as gifts. I did want to create a calendar, still. Just may be able to do it!
I am going... to create that calendar tonight come fire or flood!
I am reading... Still reading Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. Okay. One thing that impressed me was in the back of the book, Stephanie Meyer had questions for discussion. One of the themes of the book (that I didn't pick up on right away) was temptation. How do we handle it? How is the main character handling it? Very nice thought-provoking questions that I do believe is important for everyone, especially young teens.
I am hoping... I can find a way to get something special for my sweet hubby for Christmas. We're keeping it small this year, but I do want to get him something nice.
I am hearing... The rush of the furnace, a car door just slammed outside. People are waking up to frigid weather but battling it to get to work.
Around the house... is still my small Christmas tree, waiting to be put up. I don't know if I'm going to put it up.
One of my favorite things... Drinking hot coffee when it's freezing outside! And yes, tea. (For my dad who keeps telling me to give up the coffee!)
A few plans for the rest of the week: Baking, creating, Christmas eve with my in-laws and Christmas Day with my dad and the rest of the family in Cincinnati. I believe I have to work on Friday so the trip to Cincinnati will have to be short and sweet.
Here is picture thought I am sharing... This is for Adrienne. She sent me these holy cards months ago and I wanted to let her know I had finally found a frame to properly display them. A few in the frame are from my mother's funeral and also her grandfather's. (Back in 1962. Those are the prettier cut cards!)