Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Thoughts and Jottings


“It's not how much we give
but how much love we put into giving.”
~ Mother Teresa


Now there's a good thought as we come nearer to Christmas.  Our gifts may be small but there is no limit, no need for budgeting how much love we can put into our giving. In whatever form that looks like this year... whether it's gifts under the tree, cards in the mailbox, treat bags hanging from door knobs, baking in a beribboned box, serving a sick friend, holding hands with a loved one and having tea, chocolate and socks to a street person, putting stuffing on a plate in a shelter ... it's the loving that counts.


Can you believe it's December 17th already? Although our Christmas will be quiet and small this year, there are still a few things I need to finish off. How about you?
1. Get e-mail addresses and send Jacquie Lawson e-note with e-photos.
2. Address snowy white envelopes for cards going to aunties and anyone else not online.
3. A wee bit of Christmas baking still -- what am I hankering to taste yet?
4. Deck the Halls with boughs of holly lights and greenery.
5. Practice Christmas music on the piano and c-r-a-n-k up the music. Sing! Dance!
6. Listen to Handel's Messiah and Mario Lanza's Christmas CD.
7. Make cranberry orange scones and share with neighbours.
8. Get the parcel for the Tea for Two Giveaway (giveaway now closed) ready.

Now, I'm away to get to that to-do list. It's dull and overcast today.Which means my twinkle lights stay on ALL day. Woohoo!


Hugs,
Brenda and Snowflake
xox





3 comments:

  1. Sounds like your day is very much like mine. A list is a great way to organize myself. I'm reading your blog post while waiting for the iron to heat up for pressing some seams.
    Next break will be to check the Advent postings.

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  2. I see you're a list person like me, helps to keep things moving and get them done.
    I'm spending a few minutes on the computer before heading out to Bible class and thought I'd drop by a few blogs.

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  3. We have many things going on from now until Christmas, but all are a joy. Then after Christmas the real fun starts with family arriving from Illinois to spend some time with us in Texas. It will be so much fun.

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