• Thursday, November 27th, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends, virtual friends, and loved ones. We’re spending the holiday with family, so today’s post will be short and sweet — my 2008 “Top Ten” list of things I’m thankful for.
(10) A safe, comfortable place to call home.
(9) A pantry filled with food enough to share.
(8) Clothes that fit … albeit in bigger than pre-baby sizes.
(7) The mostly-safe arrival of our household goods — comprised mostly of our treasured library — from Korea.
(6) Coffee, chocolate, and candles.
(5) The two furballs sitting by my feet.
(4) Extended family (and their tolerance of all the stuff we have packed in their closets, attics, garages, etc. until hubby gets out of the Army and we settle somewhere semi-permanently).
(3) The safe arrival of our precious baby girl this past summer.
(2) My dear husband.
(1) A personal relationship with the One who not only knows, but also controls the future — a bastion of certainty in even the most uncertain of times.
• Sunday, November 16th, 2008
If you asked me to name my favorite season, I’d be hard-pressed to do so. You see, my favorite time of the year encompasses the end of autumn and the beginning of winter — mid-November through the end of December, to be exact. And not just because I happen to operate a holiday website.
I enjoy most holidays. But I love Thanksgiving and Christmas. So much, in fact, that Christmas has come early to our house. In years past, the tree has gone up the weekend after Thanksgiving. This time around, though, Hubby set the Christmas tree up for me last night — in part because we’ll spend Thanksgiving weekend at his parents house this year and in part because we needed to get the tree out of the car trunk!
While hubby assembled the tree, I rummaged through our still-packed household goods and found most of the the Christmas decorations we’d had in Korea. Unfortunately, the angel tree-topper apparently didn’t make it back with us, and the nativity set I’ve never liked did. (Lyrics of “Some Children See Him” notwithstanding, I’m pretty sure the Christ-child didn’t have blonde hair and blue eyes!) Minor issues aside, the living room now sports a festive look, and the rest of the house is beginning to take shape as well.
Now, to finish shopping and start in on holiday goodies!