Christmas Journal — Days 14 and 15

December 14, 2007

December 15, 2007

If you click the pictures, you’ll be taken to Flickr where you can see the credits for the pages. I’ve just realized that my text for Day 15  is running a little crooked (I had it crooked, and then straightened it back out, but obviously didn’t get it completely straight….)

I’m still feeling pretty lousy this morning, but:  I do have the first dose of antibiotics in me, as well as some Nasonex, so hopefully it won’t take long before the pressure in my head is relieved.

And I’m now ready to be a little more grateful and a little less irritated….



Day 14 Text:

One of the most important parts of Christmas to me is the music.  It would almost be easier for me to pick the songs I don’t like, rather than trying to name one or even 10 of my favorites.  I love them all for different reasons.  Many times, it’s the one I’m listening to right now that is my favorite.  It’s been several years since I’ve sung at church, but when I did, I usually picked Gesu Bambino or O Holy Night.

This  year I’m playing for the Methodist Church choir, which also means playing for 2 services in December.  I’m finding that this is primarily going to be a Jim Brickman year — as the songs that seem to want to be played are from the new book of his Christmas music that I purchased earlier this year.

My new favorite Christmas CD this year is Josh Groban’s “Noel.”  I could listen to him sing all day long.

Day 15 Text:

This year we will both HAVE visitors and BE visitors.  When I wrote about my perfect Christmas, I
had no idea that my brother and his family might come to Iowa for a visit!  Needless to say,
we are all quite excited! They will be sleeping at my Mom’s house, but they will spend plenty of time
over at our house, too.  We have a lot to pack into their 3 days of visit!

Next week we’ll be headed to my sister’s for a week.  We’ll get there on Christmas Eve — I’m looking
forward to enjoying Christmas with my 2 year old nephew.    He is just starting to “get” the magic
of Christmas, and the addition of having his big cousins to play with ought to be quite fun.

We have lots of things planned for our visit to New York City — the boys are quite excited!  At the
top of the list are visits to the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, the Empire State Building, Times Square,
and Rockefeller Center to see the tree.

Our biggest wish in the 2 weeks to come is for good weather so that all of our traveling will be safe
and without delay.

One comment

  1. Deb Levy says:

    Hope you have safe travels and a wonderful christmas season. I also hope you feel better soon too. If you do send me the cure…I’m on day 8 now and ready to lay down and die! Sorry, I’m a little whiney tonight.. or more accurately, this week.

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