Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving's over; Get ready for Christmas

Mrs. Roy and the rest of our household just watched the very disappointing season-ending football game between Tennessee and Kentucky.  Oh well, it was just that kind of season.  On a more local level, Mrs. Roy's Thanksgiving celebration was WONDERFUL!  Mr. Roy and his helpers cooked a huge dinner for 22 people, family from as far away as St. Louis and as near as just down the street and everywhere in between.  We had a very blessed couple of days and so even watching Tennessee lose to Kentucky for the first time since 1984 was really okay (sort of).

Now Mrs. Roy's heart is turning toward Christmas.  There are already a few gifts tucked away for friends and family and Mrs. Roy's SIL actually got her gifts wrapped and delivered to us at Thanksgiving!  Mrs. Roy was very impressed.  Mrs. Roy is looking at the calendar and it seems that next weekend will be put-up-the-tree weekend.  Mrs. Roy knows some folks do that on Thanksgiving weekend but it just isn't happening around here today. 

Then Mrs. Roy is going to need to get serious about gifts.  There are some folks who traditionally get some of Mrs. Roy's homemade treats and so the baking must begin.  In fact, there will likely be some pretzel dipping and candy making this week since Mrs. Roy is getting her hair cut on Thursday and Erika is one of those anticipating a treat box.  Mrs. Roy does hate to disappoint! 

Then there is wrapping and still some shopping.  It looks like Mrs. Roy is going to have a busy December!  Mrs. Roy is making a pledge right now to keep in mind the real reason for the season and not to get overwhelmed with all the other "stuff." 

Christmas is a birthday celebration for Jesus, complete with gifts and sharing time those we love.  And it all happens because God so loved the world, He gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 

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