Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Glad tidings!

It's been sooooooooo busy around my house here lately!
This month always is but- it is a month of memories that are very important!!

I've missed my blog but let me give you a run down of what's been up:
-I got a UTI and ended up in the ER with it and had to take lots of meds and felt real bad for several days. I haven't had one of those in 20 years so I am more thankful that I'm not one that's usually prone to those and I'm also reminded of the need to be sympathetic to others when they feel bad. Nothing like sickness to make one more sensitive to others!
-We have been spending extra time on a couple of read-aloud projects.
-We've had to be very creative with ways to pick up Christmas for the kids. The older kids went with me to get the younger kids' presents; the older kids presents were ordered. (Have I ever told you about our 'frugal' Christmas?)
-We've had a very special family-Christmas project that has required all's participation and some time on e-bay to raise the funds, as well as some time running off to ship items to our buyers. (I will certainly discuss this more in the future!--it involves raising funds, and losing lots of sleep...anyone wanna guess?)
-During the next few days, we will have our family's Christmas time together so there is much to do in preparation!
-We've been doing our traditional "Christmas Box" every night. (I'll try to tell you more about this. It's part of our celebration that takes us from Dec. 1st to Christmas day.)
-My oldest son has became a volunteer at our little community Fire Dept. and I've had to listen to A LOT of stories about following hoses through a dark room, being called out only to have the 'call' canceled, and 'how fast I can get my gear on'! :-)
----and of course there's soooo much more but those are just some of the big and not-so-ordinary things that have hindered me here. But I'm grateful for them all! And even though I'll be busy the next few days/week or two; I'm thankful for all of the busy-ness of this time of year!
------I hope all of you out there in blogland are having a great Christmas Season! And I hope all of you are taking time to celebrate the birth of our Lord! It is a WONDERFUL time of year! Blessed be the Lord!


Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back! Happy Tidings and a blessed Christmas Season.

Saryn P

Christy@MercyEveryMorning said...

Welcome back! You have been busy! Glad you're feeling better.

Laura said...

I was just coming over here to check on you! I haven't "heard" from you in too long!! :) I'm so sorry you were sick, and so glad you're feeling better. STAY better!! I missed you!

Niki said...

Donna, Wow you have been busy. I would love to hear all about your traditions. You are the mom I wished lived next door, I would be forever picking your brain. You are a true inspiration. I hope you are feeling better with the uti (I had over a dozen in a year and they suck) HAve a wonderful joyous season and although I don't comment as often as I should, you are on my reader every morning. God bless

Rona's Home Page said...

Sounds like a beautiful family Christmas.
Glad that you're feeling much better.
Bless our Heavenly Father.