1) I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas decorating. Everything is up but the lights and ornaments on the tree. What is with this tree? The lights came with it - on it. Now more than half don't work. Grr.
2) I haven't washed my hair since last Wednesday. This is Monday! It reminds me of when I was growing up and I would wash my hair just on Saturdays. Fortunately it was EVERY Saturday.
3) Gala apples are so much tastier than all the rest.
4) Yesterday I took the complete day off. Well, I had hurt my wrist and I was using that as an excuse for not finishing the decorating, and washing my hair, and even going to church. That last part did affect me. I missed church. I mean i really missed it. My husband went to church. I stayed here. And as soon as he left I kind of wished I were going, too. But I was so not ready. My church is casual, but I don't think anyone has shown up with pajamas on, and with really filthy hair. If someone were to have I do believe everyone would have been friendly. And the glory of this church is that it would have been an authentic friendliness.
That church is Bear Valley, by the way. And I used to be there every time the doors were unlocked, being the ever present pastor's wife. Now, my husband is no longer pastor there, but we're still kind of members. . . but we're not expected to be there all the time. . . which has its own wonderfulness about it - a kind of SUPREME GRACE - that someone like me needs. Anyway, I stayed home and missed church. . . and felt its absence. There IS something about the saying, 'absence makes the heart grow fonder.'
So I had 4 random thoughts. Some short some long. I have many more, but I will spare you.
The tree is calling . . .
Hmm. . . who made the rules that says you HAVE to decorate the tree? Hmm?
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