Tuesday, December 18, 2007

All Christmas shopping finally done...and mailed!

Yippeee, hallelujah, jeepers, yahoo, hip, hip, hooray!

All my Christmas shopping is done. Today we braved some really scary stores out there. The "week before Christmas bunch" is finally in full swing. Snatching up the last bit of bargains before they're gone. May I say that I in no way envy those of you who have waited until the last minute to get your shopping done. May I brag that none of our Christmas shopping was charged. All was purchased on a cash only basis. We won't be reeling from the effects of any overspending for the next year like many out there.

Luke was able to ring the Salvation Army bell TWICE today because he gave twice. Once...2 pennies and a dime and once a quarter and 2 pennies. At least he's learning to help those in need. I explained to him that when we put money in the bucket it helps others who have less than we do. I also told him that Jesus wants us to help and love other's. His response, "YEAH".

I'm going to raise a little charitable contributor if it's the last thing on earth I do. It's very important to give back to others, even if it's in small ways. It's the thought that counts. I want that to be part of Luke's thinking as a child and eventually as an adult. There are so many blessings that we've been given. Why not give back to those less fortunate. It makes my heart happy.

I almost forgot to tell you all about the tragic accident that occurred in our family yesterday. Luke had made a gingerbread house out of graham crackers and icing at school yest. The base of the house was built on a styrofoam plate. Mommy set the house on the stove burner when we got home (THE BURNER WAS OFF, don't worry). Later that evening I asked Jason to heat up the oven so I could cook our pizza for dinner. You guessed it. The heat that arose from the oven heating demolished the gingerbread house. It self-imploded so I promised Luke we'd make another one. Gingerbread house #3 of the season, this will be. Oh well....it was beautiful while it lasted. Kind of like Frosty the Snowman before he had his "melt-down".

I'm happy to report another successful day of chemo for my mother in law. No side effects whatsoever. Thank you Jesus for blessing Carolyn. Please keep praying.

Well...I'm off to surf the net.



My Semblance of Sanity said...

but you'll have fun making another one....
goodluck with that - I am crafty but I almost HUNG myself the last time we tried it!

Sarah said...

You had asked about Julian on "my semblance of sanity's" post. Not sure if you ever got a responce. Julian & the family live in Fort Worth. He has done most of his treatments at Cooks Childrens there.

anyways, have a great day.