What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Jolly Good Times

I took this week off of school instead of next week (like the public schoolers) because I knew I would need most of my time PRE-CHRISTMAS, not POST. Every day I wonder, though, if that was a big mistake; the children seem more...QUIET...when doing math than when running around the house in a state of free oblivion.

This is the madness that ensues...

The Judahbear makes a scarily sweet girl, don't you think?

I am fluttering to and fro trying to finish the making and the wrapping and the writing and the tying with red ribbons and the baking WITHOUT the snitching (try THAT one!) and all the things I enjoy so much.

I actually enjoy a good pre-Christmas bustle.


Every morning the first thing that is spoken is the Christmas countdown (five more days!) and then, added for effect "And TOMORROW it will be only FOUR days!" as if I needed THAT reminder...

I still have things yet to do, quite a bit in fact- but I think five days ought to be PLENTY of time to hatch all my plans.  Right?!?  And yet- here I sit...blogging.   ;-)  In all fairness- I just finished canning up the last of our pumpkin patch into Pumpkin Butter to pass along to all our neighbors and librarians and such. 

Here are a few Pinteresting plans I am working on (and will be working on up until the very end) with a few extra projects thrown in for good measure.

Pleeenty of time............

What are your days looking like this fine day FIVE before Christmas?

Any last minute to-do's in your workshops?

Are you feeling Jolly or just overwhelmed?

Five more days!!


Bonnie said...

So I could have written this post word for word save the baking and canning. Done baking, done canning. No school here for the same reasons. I have still not.finished.one.gift. Cards made into the mail today. Need more coffee...

Leah T. said...

LOVE all your handmade gifts! I'm sure you'll get them all done in plenty of time. :)

No school here for a reason called the flu. :( It has been a rough week. And after 5 restless nights I've now succumb, too. God willing, we'll be feeling well again by Christmas.

As for the workshop, I was a miserable failure at getting anything handmade done this year. I may still be able to whip some things up but that will depend on how I'm feeling.

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Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness, we got your card yesterday- THANKYOU! And seriously, with our practically twin boys, why was I surprised to realize once again that our little girls are practically twins too? (right down to sleeping with big sisters, being tiny, and having little brothers that are nearly as big as they are)
Back to the gifting grindstone, I am determined to finish SOMETHING today.

Alyssa Spring said...

Only one present left to wrap...made the chocolate dipped pretzels today and my last minute run to Costco with all the kids in the holiday madness....we almost got ran over 3 times in the parking lot. Later we are making cut out snowflakes for the windows and tomorrow easy gingerbread houses using graham crackers...that way all of the kids can make one.

Full of Grace said...

You know you can take 2 weeks off right? My kiddos have off almost 2 weeks :)

...they call me mommy... said...

How LOVELY all your gifting plans! Thanks for your comment on my old bloggy ~ I think different people thrive on different things, kwim?! For myself, I'm really starting to acknowledge thatI need STOPS and RESTS and BREAKS for everything A LOT to keep my head clear! :) I have other friends that social outings, friends, and entertaining refresh them! And I have beautiful friends like you that enjoy crafting and creating as their escape & rest! Each is so unique and different and special! God created us so wonderfully didn't HE!? So you are so right, in that each one's stress can be so different! What stresses one person out, delights another!! :)

Hope you are having fun creating! I'm doing a little baking and a wee bit of creating myself right now as Amos has the older three out using some free swimming passes we were gifted with! So nice!

Bless you, my friend! :)

Bonnie said...

Merry Christmas Rebecca! (and family!)

...they call me mommy... said...


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