I have that Peanuts Christmas song in my head. I have for a few days.
Well, Thanksgiving has passed and so it’s Christmastime! I do believe in getting through Thanksgiving before starting on Christmas. This year, however, after our Dave Ramsey class, we needed to get our November budget done and that included setting aside gift money, so I was set a little sooner than normal this year. I have always had a gift budget, so that part was easy. Between having that money earmarked for gifts and maintaining a gift idea list through the year, we are/were well prepared. We have almost everything ordered and we haven’t even put the tree up yet! It was very strange to wrap gifts last night and not have a tree to put them under. We’ll get one this weekend. We already have a group set to go. It’s a nice thing that the Waldo Canyon Fire didn’t burn up the tree cutting area. I feel selfish saying that, when really, I think about and pray for the families that are rebuilding all of the time. We’ll load up thermoses with hot cocoa and some of the minestrone that I made yesterday and head to the woods to find our tree. Years ago, the boys, their cousin, and I made a bunch of ornaments. I was hoping to get them to make at least a couple this year. We’ll see.
The other day, I considered posting several things I was thankful for. I ended up spending the morning thanking God for so many things and never thought up the perfect way to post what was in my heart. God and I have that conversation every day. I am so thankful for so many people and things.