Note to self

Pay attention–the month is hurrying by!

There is a lot to do (and none of it includes going to a mall) in December.

I am reading a little poetry:

Heap on more wood!–the wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.

(Sir Walter Scott, from “Marmion”)

Doing a little cross stitch.

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Looking at the tree (again).

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Enjoying the decorations that I’ve taken such care to arrange.

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Reading a really good book: The Pied Piper written in 1942 by Nevil Shute. This is a riveting story about an old Englishman who agrees to take two children out of France in 1940 as the Nazis are invading and ends up with a whole passel of children. Good stuff.

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Getting the house ready for daughters #1 and #2 who will arrive in the next week.

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But I still need to watch all my favorite Christmas movies. Time is running out! So far, unbelievably, I have watched nary a one. I have been thwarted a couple of times. I am hoping to lasso the boy into watching one of my most favorite with me: Three Godfathers. And I still need to watch old #1 (in VistaVision):

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I also need to drive around and look at all the (oh so) tasteful light displays there are in this flyover town:

What the heck?!

What the heck?!

And, of course, trying to focus on the real reason for the season.

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The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. Isaiah 40:5