Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Well, it's the Tuesday before the Thursday of the Christmas Day. Are we all stressed out yet? I'm working tomorrow from whenever I want to go in until 6:00 pm. The market is closing early for Christmas Eve. I won't work on Thursday, because of obvious reasons, and Friday I'll be working 4-9pm. My son and d-i-l are planning to arrive Friday evening, as they both have to work the day after Christmas. They thought it would be nicer if they came after Christmas and stay until Monday sometime. If they came for Christmas day it would be here and back in one day. I'd much rather have them here for a couple days. However, my son says they are supposed to be helping his brother/sister-in-laws move. Not sure of those details or how much time that will take out of their weekend... but at least they are making the effort. Which I appreciate.

I've been shopping online for my Dad. We discussed together about a gift for him... and I had made mention of a New King James Version Bible. He said he thought about it for a couple of days, and decided that would be something he would be interested in. Aye, I had NO idea there were so many different NKJV Bibles out there. And of course, the one I selected to order, based on a lot of information gathering, is no longer available through the website. It's the first edition of the Nelson NKJV Study Bible. I have the Nelson NKJV of the Woman's Study Bible and I absolutely love this Bible. I read more scripture than I ever have in my whole life. Anyhow.. I read some reviews online about the 2nd edition of the study Bible I'm looking at for Dad and they back up a whole different theology of salvation. I'm so discouraged. At least Dad said that he didn't mind if he didn't get his gift on Christmas day, because he figured it was something I would have to order. Isn't he the sweetest? So, I'll be doing more "information gathering" tonight.

My husband and I agreed (for the sake of our non-existent budget) that we would go out shopping together after the holidays are all over and buy each other something for a Christmas gift based on our agreed upon spending limit. I like this idea... and I think he did too. So... our Holiday's will be very relaxed.

Also, I've got one last gift certificate to get for my son... which I can also do online and he will get it tomorrow. His is for Cabela's. He's got his eye on some sort of back-pack thing for camping and hiking.

Well... I hope everyone is finding some time to wind down and relax a little bit each day. In all the hustle and bustle of the "modern day" Christmas... my mind wanders back to a story from long ago... how on a silent night, an innocent baby was born in a barn, no new baby booties for His feet, no brand new crib, not even a pillow, but shepherds came and fell down and worshiped Him... and wise men traveled far to bring Him gifts fit for a King. For those wise men and shepherds knew, this tiny little baby... He was the Messiah.... who came to pay our debts of sin. I love to remember this story. How about you?

Lord, Thank you. Humbly, your girl. Amen


Penny Sue

PS - The pic in my profile has been updated... my hubby caught me on camera. Yep, finally, it's me. (Smile)

1 comment:

Ginger said...

I love your pictures. The dogs are adorable. And I like your profile pic.
The birthday cake looks delicious. I would toast a glass of wine to you too!!!
My hubby and I didn't exchange any gifts either. For the past 3 years we just stopped doing the gift exchange. He hates shopping and says I buy myself everything already.