20 December 2011

A Daybook for the final week of Advent

This morning i am...
bare fruit trees silhouetted against the fainest tinges of colour in the eastern sky

"instrumental Christmas music" radio on Spotify

the slight lavender and citrus scent of the left-over wedding candles i am using in the Advent wreath this year

tea with milk & sugar and a toasted english muffin

This week i am...
decorating ~
Mary and Joseph are anticipating the arrival of the infant Christ
the angel choir are waiting in the wings
the shepherds will come out on Christmas Eve
the Wise Men will begin following the star Christmas night
the Advent wreath will move to the front door on Christmas morning
the tree will go up on the 23rd or 24th
we haven't yet put up an outside lights, and i don't know if we will; oh, well

giving ~
The Storehouse Food Pantry ~ take a box tomorrow
Pregnancy Aid ~ take a box tomorrow
trying to figure out what to give my wonderful husband for our anniversary

listening ~

A Christmas Carol  ~ aloud
St. Nicholas: A Closer Look at Christmas  ~ which i bought myself at Half Price Books!

a little get away for my husband & i to celebrate our 23rd anniversary
Christmas Eve & Day menus
ideas to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas and Epiphany (Three Kings)

pondering ~  

the O Antiphons & Magnificat with my prayer beads during my morning quiet time
for a peaceful week, focusing on The Greatest Gift Ever Given

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