As I type, it is early Sunday morning. 6:05 to be exact. The house is quiet, the tree lights are on, and my mug is full! Soon enough everyone will be up and about wanting breakfast and getting ready for church. The kids' piano recital is this afternoon, so sandwiches need to be made for a hasty lunch in the car while driving there from church. I've been enjoying Ann Voskamp's Advent devotional, The Greatest Gift, each morning and want to share this gem from this morning's reading:
Joy is a function of gratitude, and gratitude is a function of perspective.
You only begin to change your life when you being to change the way you see.
Being a task orientent, check-off-the-to-do-list gal, one of my weaknesses is failing to have a right perspective. This quote is one of the reasons I'm enjoying Ann's devotional so much -- she writes so often exactly what I need to read.
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So much for posting last night...now it's Monday morning, and with only 11 more sleeps 'til Christmas, I've been busy list making. I love list making, don't you? I have only three more gifts to pick up (doing that today!) and several still on the needles, but thankfully, the ones on the needles are all nearing completion. I received word from Jessica (my daughter in Scotland) that the first of two packages we sent has arrived!!
Did you like the tea cozy I shared last week? If you hurry, a new cocoa version has been released and is available for a limited time here for free -- hurry over and get yourself one! [and just so you know, I get nothing for sharing other than the fun of a free, fun, quick knit for you!]
Saturday was a slow, yet productive day with candle rolling and soap making and, of course, lots of knitting...all while listening to my favorite Christmas cd's. I made a pot of chicken stew which we enjoyed last night while watching Tim Allen's The Santa Clause. Silly, dated, but fun.
Sending wishes that these remaining days of Advent are merry and bright! I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, are you?
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