Sitting...on the sofa in our den. The tree in here is decorated with all the boys' ornaments they have either made or collected over the years. My mom gives them each an ornament each year so that plus the various popsicle stick and thumb print creations make for a full, albeit eclectic, tree decor. I love it.
Drinking...coffee, black. Yeah, in the middle of the afternoon.
Resting...a few minutes before I get in car line. I spent the day shopping with a couple of friends--great fun!--but now I am lagging somewhat. Fun is exhausting sometimes!
Glad...for friends and shopping. I haven't spent a day like this with girlfriends in ages. I like it. We even went to Hobby Lobby and it wasn't stressful in the least!
Missing...my youngest son, already. He leaves today for a four day/three night field trip. He will have a great time if his level of excited anticipation is any indicator! But I will miss him. Call me a stick in the mud but I just like my kids at home. With me.
Surprised...that not only did I not post a November status report I almost forgot December as well! Three December posts and I only just now thought of a status report! Big thanks to Staci of Writing and Living and Rebekah of Sweet Tea for reminding me by posting their own status reports. Thanks for the jump start, girls!
Decorating...for Christmas done. Finis. Earlier than usual and quite proud of myself.
Shopping...almost done, and nearly all online. Yay for the internet and for amazon!
Reading...not much of anything. About to finish reading the Bible through in a year, for the second year in a row. I am reading some of Nancy Guthrie's advent selections in Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (good stuff!). Still working on Women's Ministry and the Local Church. I had thought I might make to 100 books read this year but don't think I'll quite get there. Curious as to how many I've read, exactly? Click the Reading tab above to see my tally of titles read this year.
Wanting...something good to read. Something really good. Like really, really good. Any recommendations?
Sharing...the sofa with a certain puppy that is spoiled rotten, though less so than she might have been because lately she's been bad to the tune of three accidents yesterday. Bad girl!
Enjoying...basketball season. I like football, I like soccer. I like to watch any and everything my boys are involved in but to me basketball is some kind of intense. I don't know if I like it the best but I do like the intensity of its fast pace.
Remembering...the fun (and the fatigue) of Christmases past when the boys were little. My sister had the audacity to remind me yesterday of how few Christmases we have left with my oldest son before everything changes! How dare she! She's right of course; once they leave home it's not ever really the same. So I am attempting to savor this season, not just Christmastime but this season of life. I am grateful for my boys and the men they are growing up to be--whether they be on the basketball court or on the bus on their way to a three night field trip. How I pray they love and honor the Lord Jesus!!
Thankful...for the Advent of my Savior and for the freedom to celebrate His birth. How I praise Him, the Word made flesh who came and dwelt among us that we might behold His glory, the glory of the One and Only. He is worthy!
Wishing...you, my friends both real and virtual, a very Merry Christmas! Thanks be to God for the indescribable Gift of His Jesus!