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Let the Heavens Rejoice

22 Dec
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Rejoicing with You

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Check back tomorrow for my last homemade Christmas card this year!

I’m sorry for the quality of this photo. I had planned to take a photo of one of my cards today when the sun was shining but slept the afternoon away. Unfortunately, I was slammed by the flu yesterday. Mr. Stamp for Sanity says “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink,” meaning, he reminded me to get my flu shot but I just never got around to it! Today my doctor called in a prescription for Tamiflu so I’m hoping I’ll feel better by Christmas!

The tree is up. Lights. Still no ornaments. Shopping still to be done. No presents wrapped. Not one.

We’ve decided — by necessity — to simplify our decorations this year. No Santas. No snowmen. No wreaths or garlands.

We’re keeping the focus on the reason for the season…Christ’s birth…and just setting up our two Nativities.

Nothing else is important.

Wishing you a Mary Christmas, too!

Hark the Herald Angels

19 Dec
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Rejoicing with You

I’m avoiding my typical hustle and bustle of this time of year. My house isn’t decorated, although my husband is putting the lights on the tree as I type this, so ornaments may follow! Gifts are purchased but not wrapped. Oh well, the tree isn’t ready to receive them yet anyway! My house isn’t cleaned — and it really, really needs it…REALLY — and I had planned to do it tomorrow but a friend called and wants to meet for lunch tomorrow. I decided that time with my dear friend is more important than a clean house so the house can wait. I haven’t made a single cookie but I’m doing Weight Watchers so how many cookies do we need anyway? I’ve decided to stop by Father’s Table Bakery & Cafe to pick up a tray of goodies instead of driving myself crazy cranking out dozens of cookies to foil my weight loss endeavor.

I told Mr. Stamp for Sanity this morning that if we don’t get the ornaments on the tree, we can enjoy the simple beauty of a tree with just white lights. And I told him that if I don’t get the presents wrapped, I can just hand them to the recipients with a smile and lots of love. And that if I don’t get the house cleaned, it’s okay, it’s just not that important. The focus is on the message in the card above!

During this Advent season, I’m trying to stay calm and keep my focus on what is important. Christmas comes, ready or not! Christ was born in a stable, surrounded by animals and animal poop! If it was good enough for God, it’s good enough for me and anyone else who enters under my roof. So, cleaning may or may not happen. Time with friends, time with family, time with God have taken the place of the usual hustle and bustle. All is calm.

All are welcome; drop by for some Father’s Table cookies, enjoy the white lights on our tree, relax on our dog-hair covered furniture…and know that you are loved!

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Rejoicing with You

17 Dec
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Rejoicing with You

Remembering with you the birth of our Savior

And wishing you all the gifts of His love.

~Stampin’ Up! Rejoicing with You stamp set

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Check back tomorrow for another homemade Christmas card!