Thursday, December 30, 2010

Love Came Down at Christmas by Christina Rossetti

Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, love divine;

Love was born at Christmas,
Star and angels gave the sign.

Worship we the Godhead,
Love incarnate, love divine;

Worship we our Jesus:
But wherewith for sacred sign?

Love shall be our token,
Love shall be yours and love be mine,

Love to God and to all men,
Love for plea and gift and sign.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


oh my, it seems child #2 has descended into the lower reaches of my abdomen. At only 33 weeks it seems quite early for "lightening" and we'll know for sure at my doctors appointment on Tuesday if in fact this sensation is the kiddo dropping or not.
I maintain that it is because all day today the pressure in my lower regions has been incredible, I forgot all about that little bit of fun. I also am peeing roughly every 45 to 50 minutes.
But truly the miracle in all this is the oxygen. The beautiful lung filling air that I have been breathing deeply of since 8 this morning. So much so that my husband posited that perhaps I was high.
We are settling in for the non-stop week that is our Christmas week, keeping our eyes on the prize that is the 2nd week of January when everything finally calms down. Having a husband in ministry means I am a "Christmas widow" but this year we have lots of visiting friends and family to keep me occupied. :)
This last month means a lot of changes for us, so I am hoping that the smallest member of our family stays put for a while and lets us catch our collective breath!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Various and Sundry Presents from the kitchen

you can ignore this or place your order!

Spiced Hot Cocoa Mix

Apple Cranberry Sparkler hand pies

Tart Cherry or Blueberry Scones

Brown Sugar Shortbreads

Gingerbread Ladies

Tea Cookies

Caramel Sea Salt Brownies

Girl Trap Chocolate Peanut Butter kisses

Dulce De Leche

Peasant Bread

Cheese Crisps

Also I figure meal vouchers with a little sample menu attached wouldn't go awry...

Morning Music

the "you may have already seen these holiday gems on Facebook" edition

Song for a Winter's Night by Sarah McLachlan, a seasonal favorite of mine...

Can I Interest You In Hannukah? from Stephen Colbert's Christmas Special...hilarious.

Christmas Song by Dave Matthew Band...just discovered this one and I absolutely love it...

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