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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

At The Parsonage – Preparing for Christmas Part II

December 23rd, 2017 by Aubri

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The snow moved in Thursday night. Just a little bit with more this morning. Along with it has come sickness. Another cold for me, Phil in bed with something, Martha has another cold and Esther came home from school yesterday with a fever and stomach bug.

I’m praying the other babies stay well but really it could just be a sicky Christmas for us.

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I managed to get some baking done Friday for Christmas breakfasts. Scones and Cranberry Chocolate Chip Muffins. I always have grand plans to get as much done before Christmas as I can so I can have some relaxing time during the season. I never accomplish as much as I’d like but every little bit helps I guess.

I’m actually a bit amazed I feel as well as I do considering how I felt a few days ago. God has been good, knowing I needed to have some energy for the rest of this week and weekend.

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I’m trying to enjoy the moments that pop up like this one. The big kids playing cards and having so much fun with that. These are the times I looked forward to coming when they were all so little and playing card games seemed like a thing that would never happen. I look forward to more moments like this one. Of course it’s sandwiched between a lot of fighting and crying and so much housework Mama has to do…or at least really wants to do before tomorrow. I’m tired, we’re all tired.

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And someone keeps losing her clothes.

But it’s been a good and steady crescendo of Christmas here, a blessed Advent season. Ready or not Christmas comes. I feel like we’re kind of oozing into it this year. I had a few things I wanted to get done by the 25th and probably won’t, but I’m glad we still have more days after the 25th to enjoy Christmas.

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Tomorrow we will decorate the tree. The tree with two different colored white lights and one string too short. Oh well. Maybe tree decorating will become a “steady crescendo” as well, all decorated in time for Epiphany.

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In the meantime if you want me I’ll be hiding in the bathroom trying to finish my coffee.



3 Responses to “At The Parsonage – Preparing for Christmas Part II”

  1. Jody S. says:

    If it makes you feel any better, our house is a disaster. Yesterday the workers finished installing the new flooring in the parsonage. Today we were able to move a few important things back into place–like the table and chairs. But most other things are inaccessible. You’re lucky you have a tree!

    This will be a Christmas to remember! May yours be blessed and merry.

  2. Ewe says:

    Get well soon. Merry Christmas!

  3. Aubri says:

    Ugh Jody! I guess we all have to have a few Christmases “to remember” along the way! :-D A merry Christmas to you as well!

    Oh thank you so much Ewe and a blessed Christmas to you! <3