Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Season to...

Happy December, Everyone!

I've been sick for the past week with the flu/cold and just now feel like I'm ready to face December.

We've gotten a tree decorated and the boxes of Christmas decorations down from the attic. I've purchased ONE gift and a few stocking stuffers. Lights have been hung on the porch. We've attended practices for concerts soon to come, but that's it around the Martens' house.

It doesn't quite feel like Christmas around here yet.

The calendar boasts a flurry of activity over the next two weeks which seems daunting from my easy-chair today, but we'll manage one day at a time.

This week:

The girls and I will take in The Christmas Carol at our local University tomorrow. Maybe that will jump start my Christmas Spirit!  If not, we'll be baking cookies for teachers on Wednesday, followed by our CoOp concert and Christmas luncheon on Thursday. Then Christmas parties fill Friday, Saturday and Sunday so I'm guessing by the end of the week we'll be fully immersed in the Christmas spirit! Yay!

What Christmas activities do you have upcoming this week?


gail said...

Sorry to hear you have been down for the count. Glad to hear you are recovering.

This is one of my least favorite times of the year. I love celebrating Jesus. It is everything that gets in the way!

Kara said...

Glad you're feeling better! I only have one Christmas party Tuesday evening. But I just finished helping with Journey to Bethlehem last night. I helped lead groups around to different stations as we journeyed from Nazareth to Bethlehem. That took over my last two weekends, so it jump started my Christmas spirit quick! :)

Conny said...

glad you're feeling better. I'm not really in the spirit either. of course, unemployment will do that to you! :(
It might snow flurry tonight ... maybe that will help!! :) Everything looks brighter covered in white! :)

Brenda said...

I feel for you, been getting over the same junk!
We woke up to a few inches of snow this morning, so it definitely feels like Christmas now!
We only have 2 parties this year--a cookie decorating one for my daughter and then our family yearly one.
I love relaxing Christmasas that we're not running to and fro!

Joyce said...

Sorry you're not feeling well. I had something to attend every day last week, some days two events. I love it, but I'm looking forward to more days at home this week. I need to wrap, finish shopping,and do a little more baking. Hope you're feeling better soon and can enjoy all your festivities!