it’s been a slow blur of busy-ness. slow because there are plenty of moments of near boredom in the midst of long, long to-do lists. balance, i say.
we’ve lit candles, made snowglobes, opened the advent boxes, read, visited martha, orchestra concerts, music class concerts, repaired a ukulele, reminded ourselves to notice christ around us.
jerry and i are heading out for an overnight while the kids spend the night on the farm. they are already looking forward to it being “so cozy” with “such good food.” when we return we’ll hit the 4th sunday of advent with enthusiasm, including getting all the costumes out and ready for our church christmas program. from our house we’ll have a joseph, a donkey and a sheep. i’m saying goodbye to mr rob, my co worker since fall 2009. it’s a bit like one of the downward goes on a roller coaster that i might not want to do again.
but in it all, blessed be.