Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Countdown to Christmas
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Now, I really have to get busy -clear the counters, dig out the flour and butter, nuts, chocolate chip, cherries and well, you name it -so I can get some cookies baked and start organizing my plans for our Christmas Eve as well as Christmas Day dinners.
Church tomorrow at 4 p.m. -which will be the service that Maya and the Children's Choir will sing and then, tomorrow night at 9 p.m. -the service which my son announced to me yesterday that he is planning to attend. That little bit of news from him is enough to make my Christmas complete right there as I hadn't said a word to him about attending church this year! And any occasion that I can manage to get him to set foot in church is a good day in my book but even more so when he has decided with no "guilt tripping" (that he says I normally give him on this topic) whatsoever that he wants to attend services with me!
Today, Fed-Ex delivered a package to us -from a very dear friend of Mandy's (and, actually a friend of her Dad's) -which she had to open and there, inside, was a coffee grinder and seven -yes seven -packages of Gevalia coffee beans! Can you believe that? How awesome for this lady to send us a box of coffee beans, all delightfully flavored and making such wonderful, delicious smelling too, coffee -which I am enjoying right now, as I write this! Thanks, Jacque -if you're reading this! It was most certainly a gift Mandy and I both very much appreciated!
More presents today of the intangible variety came when the speech therapist arrived to work with Kurtis and he imitated several words -all new ones -for her. Mickey (for Mickey Mouse), Goofy, Car, Cow, Santa! How awesome an early present is that? Words, mere words, just can't describe how wonderful it is to see and hear him interact with his therapist!
And now -this time -I really AM heading to the kitchen to begin doing some baking to bring just a little bit more holiday cheer here for my family -and yes, for me too, cause I do love me some homemade cookies to dunk in my excellent, freshly brewed from freshly ground, coffee!