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Monday, December 20, 2010


Wow, it's hard to believe that it is CHRISTmas week already. We have been so busy with our musical at church, that so many other things had been pushed to the side, especially my house. On top of that, I have been sick with a bad head cold. This seems to be my new CHRISTmas tradition that I am not to fond of :> ( Thankfully, this time I have only been sick a little over a week. Last year, I was sick from the beginning of October till February.....so not cool!

Saturday evening and Sunday morning was our CHRISTmas musical, "STAR!" We could have used another week or two of practice to work on lines and lyrics, but we again saw for ourselves that NOTHING is impossible with God and we got through both performances. There was some great add-libbing done by some of the cast that was hysterically funny! I will try and post some pictures of the program when they become available to me. I'm usually the one behind the camera, but this time, I was in front of it, in the choir.

The chickens are continuing to be spoiled and are still gifting us with 6-7 eggs each morning. Yesterday Saturday morning, I opened the doors to let them out and they just stood there for about ten minutes looking at the snow, wondering "what on earth is THAT?" lol It was extremely funny to watch! I gave them a whole head of cabbage and they just went crazy. They are such sweet little ladies and I love giving them special treats!

During the holidays, we don't travel anywhere....we never have. We are homebodies and like it that way. Hopefully, we will have a white CHRISTmas this year. I'm really praying for it!

So what are your plans for the holiday? Do you stay home like we do, or do you travel to visit family and friends?


Melanie said...

Hi, Laura~
So sorry you haven't been feeling well. I hope you'll be feeling better soon. I've been sick with a head cold too. I'll feel better for a week or so, then it will hit me again. :(
I have a couple of Christmas soundtracks that I sing at church, but I think I'm going to have to start singing them other times of the year because I always seem to have a cold at Christmas!
I would love to have seen the chickens staring at the snow. I'm sure that was funny!!
We always visit with our families at Christmas. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! ♥

Diana said...

Hope you are feeling better by now. We don't travel more than a mile!! Pretty fortunate....

Have a blessed week and Merry Christmas!

Linda said...

Hi Laura,
Hope you are feeling much better now.So many colds and viruses around right now.
Loved your post today and I hope you are having a good day!
Blessings and hugs.

chili pepper said...

I am shocked myself to find it is already Christmas week. I think missing the first couple of weeks in December being sick made everything go faster. I have barely even baked.

we, too, are praying for a white Christmas.

We always stay home and typically have a crowd in. This year it will be just us and that is kinds of weird to think about.

Love your tree and Christmas background.

Merry Christmas, friend.