Warning: Rabid Christmas maniacs will hate this post. You might want to skip on over to another blog today...
Well, it's December 10th and I suppose I should insert a Christmas-type of post.
The problem? Tom and I are doing another Christmas-Lite this year.
I'll mail a few cards, probably won't decorate the house, or rather, my 365-days-a-year decor like this will suffice:
..... although we would have strung a few lights across the front porch if our electric outlet outside still worked. But it doesn't. From our big dining room window it's like Disneyland At Night out there with 5 neighbors' houses all aglow, but this year we can't return that pleasure to them, only enjoy it, ourselves.
This will be our first Christmas in 32 years without Nashville-living Naomi. I'll mail her a couple retro gifts which we think she'll enjoy and we'll all speak over the phone on the 25th.
As for Christmas Day? Well, Tom actually had that day off from work, a Christmas miracle of sorts(!).
But. He came home one night and told me a guy asked if he (Tom) could work the first six hours for him so his little daughter would have her daddy home for Christmas. After
Oh well. Every year I do less Christmas as the world does it and the 25th becomes more and more just another regular day around my house for simply loving Jesus and sharing that love with others. But then, every year I do less of anything as the world does it and view things less as the majority of people do... and my Life becomes richer and more marvelous for it.
I prefer to do Christmas Lite every day of the year. So there you go.
"He must increase, but I must decrease. [He must grow more prominent; I must grow less so.]
He Who comes from above (heaven) is [far] above all [others]; he who comes from the earth belongs to the earth, and talks the language of earth [his words are from an earthly standpoint]. " ... John 3:30, 31
Watched another fun, classic suspense movie instantly at Netflix last week: Five Steps to Danger.
And did I already mention The House on Telegraph Hill? Tom and I really enjoyed that one.
He hasn't yet seen Five Steps, but we're both so addicted to Alias now so it will have to wait, most likely .... :)