Thursday, December 22, 2005

All Done ~

Finally, I have finished my Christmas shopping and am in the process of doing the wrapping.

I got up this morning with hubby to make him some oatmeal before he left for work and stayed up to begin wrapping. I do it in spurts so I don't get a sore back! I took several small breaks and at around 7 AM decided to take a big break and have some breakfast and coffee myself but decided to sit down first in the "comfy" chair and watch the weather. I awoke at 8:40.....a little bigger break than I was anticipating.

Our festivities will begin Friday night when my oldest son and his family come for their gift exchange. Actually the gift exchange Friday will only be with his wife. She is not able to come on Christmas day when everyone else will be here due to her commitment at her church. So we will be lucky this year and get my son and his two sons on Friday and Christmas day.

Saturday, Christmas Eve, is the set time that my hubby's family always gets together to celebrate Christmas. The group consists of his Mom, 5 siblings and their spouses and children, 10 grandchildren this year plus one great grandchild. All crammed into a small living room no bigger than 9'x12'. It is very crowded and we have all begged her to let one of the children host the celebration in their home where there would be more room and yet she insists on having it at her home! No one stays very long at this celebration anymore mainly because it is too crowded to even move with that many people and it seems to get very warm! They are an ornery group anyway, and the crowding and heat only seem to make it worse as tempers become short. I think they all need a lesson on the true meaning of Christmas! Maybe that will squelch their foul moods and nasty attitudes!

Christmas Day will be celebrate in our home with our children, all except for the expectant daughter and the grandchildren in Kentucky. It is a much happier celebration than the one on Christmas Eve. Oh, there will be the usual bickering amongst the small children over who plays with what toy, but they are usually able to work it out after a few rounds of screaming and tears.

After the festivities, the only one remaining will be the usual granddaughter. She will spend a few days with us here before she returns to her home. The hubby will be off work until Jan. 3rd and we will rest up and be lazy and just enjoy each other.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Lori said...

Wow Martie, sounds like you are going to have a very busy Christmas! Enjoy each other's company...and then the rest and relaxation that comes afterwards.

I'm off to wrap some gifts myself!
Merry Christmas!

Connie and Rob said...

No wonder you have to take a rest from wrapping presents. You have a very large family.

Well I wish you the best of holidays and I hope you have lots of fun dallying with your granddaughter.


Bill Scott, Sr. said...


Thank you. I don't believe that I have walked away from the Lord, I just write what my heart is feeling and the things that I deal with in my heart. I am a great cover Christian...what I mean by that is I have mastered Christianese and most people would think that I was full on for Jesus at times when I am furthest from him. So on the outside everything can look normal; yet on the inside in my heart of hearts; I have strayed. That is what I was writing about and the Lord did convict me so I am back in tune with the Master.....thank you for caring enough to write me.


martie wrote:
Bill you may think that you have strayed from the fold, but He hasn't let you stray very far. He used you to remind me to have faith and to pray and await His response to my problem. I am grateful that you were there for Him to use. So you see, even though you feel as if you are full of sin, He sees the good and allows you to reach others for Him. Hang in there....I think you are a good man and remember that none of us are perfect, only He is! Merry Christmas to you and your family! God Bless all of you.

clew said...

Sounds like a good time, Martie ... You know I'll be thinking of you and Naive all the while this weekend. Love you!!!

Seabiscuit said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Glad you have some time off together!