A few days ago, my friend Brenda, blogged about me. She was really sweet in what she had to say, but as she listed things I couldn't believe what I sounded like. "Are you serious? I really do all that?" I asked myself. So, I decided to add it up this week and see. Here is my week in numbers.
76 gingerbread cookies cut and iced
8 loves of Christmas Bread baked and delivered
2 wooden toy soldier yard art made
7 trips in to Houston
1 Doctor visit
3 hours of teaching music
1 cookbook completed and 12 ordered
8 loads of laundry
5 visits to the Alteration lady, long story...
10 Christsmas presents bought and wrapped
4 playdates and visits with neighbors
1 toy room packed to move for my friend, Brenda
79 my new found favorite Christmas channel on Sirius
8 blogs written
2 dates, one with Cavett and one with Stephen
7 advent devotionals
P.S.-- My husband insisted that I metion the baths, the stories, the meals, the consoling and the caring for children. I just assumed that was assumed.
I would have to say that if nothing else gets done, what is important is the last 3. This holiday season stop and think. "Am I spending heartfelt quality time with those I love or just giving them gifts?" And, "does that list include our Creator and the Son he gave us, the reason for the season?"