Good Christmas eve morning, Jolly ... I sit here and wonder what Santa has up his sleeve for the peanut and how wooed she'll be when she realizes all the fun of it ... and then later in years realizing the significance ... but shoo, the latter for later ... let's have fun, NOW, yippee and skippee for the potential new peanut, whoo-hoo ... that's presents already under the imaginary tree for now ...<quoted text>
Try to pace yourself, Flowerchild. Ambitious groups like churches sometimes push their congregants too hard and don't realize that they're doing more harm than good. Locally, there's a parish that insists on holding fundraisers year 'round, and it's the women who spend endless hours on their feet, making food to sell to raise money. I was told, years ago, to simply "get a babysitter" so I could join the ranks of cooks there, to which I said "Pffft!", as I had neither the $$ to pay a sitter, nor the energy to donate AT THAT TIME to them. Geesh. J was just a newborn, back then, and his sisters were still pre-school age. I think what bugged me the most was that the men of that parish didn't participate in that fundraising effort, and merely collected the $$ for future church use. But, I digress.
New England got slammed by this latest snowstorm. Poor Rotor, etal! We only got ~ 8 inches of the white stuff around here, and Tito & Kippy have already been out and playing in it, this AM. D snowblowed the driveway and then cleared a path all around the house (mainly so the oil man can make a delivery this coming week and the electric co. can read the meter). The pups dutifully inspected the path & walked the entire length. Now it's naptime for the critters, as they are all worn out.
Lots going on this month! The holidays, birthdays, wedding plans, and talk of adding to the tribe (as in potential new peanuts -- yippee skippee!). LOL Gotta love families.
Enjoy the day! Be good to yourself and don't overdo the activites. RELAX and enjoy some "me time"!
Wilco 10-4, copy that on the work church sometimes tries to put on us ... sometimes I just have to say no like I did last week when Christina tried to catch me on the way out the door, AT THE DOOR and I said NO before she even said anything followed by "I have plans to be somewhere in 15 minutes" ... her look ----> deer in headlights ... a person can only be spread so thin ... but last night when Brenda and I went out so I could buy ME my Christmas she made mention that
it's the SAME people that always do the work, HINT? HINT? FOLLOWED by BUT > insert big BUT< they don't work, they have the financial resources, are often accompanied by their husbands, are willing to put in 3-4 hours at a time, and hours & hours during the week, etc etc .... are HEALTHY for the most part ... and donate a lot of their OWN money toward the projects ...
I'm willing to do some of that but not always .. is that selfish?
Tonight is for Christmas is Christmas carols at 6 and service at 6:30 ... I get to wear a new ensemble and will wear my mink as it's sure to be cold ...
In closing ... wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas ... Expect to get a new photo of the Peanut, if possible ... Best wishes xo