FROHLICHE WEINACHTEN

…that is… Merry Christmas! I have the next two days off and then go back to work Friday. If anyone can explain to me why a church would be open the day after Christmas when there will be about, oh, 10% of the staff present and maybe four people will bother to call or come into the church… please, fill me in. Not that I’m not grateful for the work (’cause if I don’t work, I don’t get paid), I just think instead of Wednesday & Thursday off… most people would rather have had Thursday & Friday off (and not had to take a vacation day)… but that’s just me.

Now, with that bah humbug out of the way, the Roommate and I are going grocery shopping shortly. As I cruised by the grocery store (actually both of them — we have two about a half mile from the apt) at 5 p.m., both parking lots were FULL so I came on home. If it’s one thing that gets under my skin at Christmas — it’s impatient crowds of people all fighting for the same parking spot and hot sale item.

The Roommate is also sick, which translates into me being very busy in the kitchen cooking tomorrow night under the careful tutilage of the Roommate. Like I’ve said before… I like to cook… but cooking under pressure is not enjoyable. Of course, it’s just the Roommate, my friend Elizabeth, her daughter Corinne and me for Christmas dinner, so there’s not that much pressure. Ha ha… it should all be fine and yummy.

Just in case I don’t get to say it before Thursday, may you have a safe and joyous Christmas. If you find yourself pondering what I’m pondering (trying to wrap the human brain around the notion that God sent his son in human form to us to live on earth and then offer himself as atonement for our sins and thus offer us eternity with him…well, it’s not as easy to ponder as it may seem), then post your ponderings. I’d be interested in reading them.

FYI… it will be 65 degrees and rainy in Houston Thursday. If you are enjoying a white Christmas, think of me. If you get a little adventurous… make me a snowman and send me a picture of it (with the snowman maker included) and I’ll put it in my collection!

Feliz Navidad!

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