Wednesday, December 24, 2008

'Twas the Day Before Christmas

I love love love Christmas....but I'm a little bummed because I couldn't finish all the projects I had planned. I feel like I've failed. I started working on the things about a month and a half ago, but I haven't finished as a result of being very busy and the projects taking about 3 times longer to make than I had anticipated. Ugh.

Here's my list today:
  • Finish whatever projects I can
  • Buy a couple of last minute gifts
  • Pick up the leaf piles in the yard
  • Make sweet potato souffle and an apple pie
  • Wrap the few last presents
  • Get an oil change
  • Wash the guest sheets and straighten up the house
  • Go grocery shopping
  • Pack up the car
  • Wash Rocky (if he smells decent I guess I don't have to)
  • Finish washing and folding laundry
  • Enjoy Christmas Eve with my wonderful husband
So...I'm feeling a bit defeated. However, I don't want to imply that I'm not excited and happy to do all of it. It wouldn't be a typical Christmas without a little stress, after all. Clark has assured me that tomorrow will be fine and it will go well, so I don't need to worry. I believe him, so I'm a happy girl.

I likely won't be blogging tomorrow or for the few days following. We are spending today and tomorrow morning here at home, then we'll be arriving at the in-laws' house around 12. We'll spend the night and leave in the morning to meet my parents back at our house on Friday. My parents will be staying through sometime on Monday, and I couldn't be more excited!

On the most important note: please remember our real reason to celebrate tomorrow. Really, we have a reason to celebrate every day. God, our perfect creator, loves us so much that he sent his son to die for our sins. By this sacrifice, we can believe and have faith in our salvation. If we believe in who Jesus said he was, we are blessed to be able to have a relationship with God. Tomorrow, we should continue to remember the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He's given us the greatest gift of all, and we should love Him, love each other, and have everlasting joy in our faith! Hallelujah!

On a related note: my good friend Amy has started a new project and I will be gladly joining her. She is hosting a new blog to help herself and others to read the entire Bible, front to back, in one year. Please visit her blog here to participate (and here's a direct link to the first post). (And here's a link to her regular blog which I love to read all the time.)

Have a very merry Christmas, love those around you, and reach out a loving hand to those not around you. Praise the Lord that he came for us!


amy said...

YAY! Thanks for linking up the Bible blog.

Jess said...

I think it's an awesome idea...I can't wait!