Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas ALready!! SOON!

Songbird kindly reminds us that:

It's true.

There are only five full days before Christmas Day, and whether you use them for shopping, wrapping, preaching, worshiping, singing or traveling or even wishing the whole darn thing were over last Tuesday, there's a good chance they will be busy ones.

So let's make this easy, if we can: tell us five things you need to accomplish before Christmas Eve.

  1. School Christmas Concert this afternoon, PRincess is in the choir and in her class presentation. Scalliwag will be in her class presentation.
  2. Set-up and decorate the tree. The plan is for Beloved and I to set it up and put the lights on after the girls go to bed tonight and then all of us put decorations on tomorrow. (It is just so much easier to be moving a tree around without 3 small "helpers")
  3. Sermon for Sunday, talking about Justice as God's passion and the subversive message of MAry's song--and of Christmas itself.
  4. Sermonette for Dec 24 service. I have written the two other readings and sent them to the volunteers (although the male reader told me he had been "voluntold"). THoughts about fear and change, and keep it brief.
  5. Buy some more stocking gifts because sometimes Santa needs help after all.
ETA: Forgot to mention that Chirstmas cards are yet to be done. Guess they will be Epiphany Cards (or on time for those who follow the Julian calendar) this year.


  1. Someday they will do the whole thing for you!

  2. Our tree still needs to be set up too! I am waiting for help from my guys.I miss my son being small for Christmas...enjoy the girls!
    peace, QP

  3. "Voluntold" I love it!

  4. Is there a beter description for how the church tends to find helpers cheese???

    Just to note, it was his mother who did the voluntelling, not me. But since he loves being up in front of people I can't see it being an actual issue

  5. What are these Christmas cards you speak of? I seem to remember them from days of old (ie. days pre-seminary).

    Not. Going. To. Happen.

    Merry Christmas Everyone!