Today’s message was titled, “Living Christmas”. In order to make Christmas a celebration not a chore we need to live Christmas. First, Living Christmas involves Acceptance (Luke 1:26-38), Second, Living Christmas involves Obedience (Matthew 1:18-25), Third, Living Christmas involves Worship (Matthew 2:1-12), and Fourth, Living Christmas involves Publicizing (Luke 2:1-20).
After church my parents and I stopped by a store so we could get something my dad needed for one of the Christmas projects he is working on. We then stopped at the store so we could get some items for lunch.
I finished reading Angel Song by Sheila Walsh (which I started reading November 9th).
I did some laundry and worked on my mom’s gift. I realized that about half-way through it I had reversed it (the front was now the back). I now need to decide what to do. I went with my brother and oldest nephew to run some errands. After supper we (my parents, brother, oldest nephew, and I) went to a women’s basketball game at the college in a nearby town.
I started reading Song of the Brokenhearted by Sheila Walsh.
I started working on and finished my dad’s gift. I read some. I went with my brother to return some DVDs to the video store and some items to the library. I took the trash out.
My gift for my dad for Christmas-hand warmers. I used this pattern as a guide.
I decided to make a new gift for my mom (I’m going to use this pattern). I read some and did some laundry. My brother-in-law came and got me and took me to run a few errands. Later I went to the store with my brother and mom. On the way home we went through a park to look at the Christmas lights they have. My laptop turned itself off even though I had a cooling fan on it. I tried to restart it, but it turned itself off during the restart. Thankfully I was able to do a repair thing on it and it started just fine.
I read some and worked on my mom’s gift. I started crocheting a hat for my middle nephew. I ran out of yarn and I don’t have anymore of that color. I did some laundry.
The hat I am crocheting for my middle nephew. I used a flyer that I picked up from a craft store. It’s a Red Heart (yarn from coats and clark) pattern. Here is the online version.
I read some then worked on my next to the youngest nephew’s Christmas gift. I went with my dad to get my youngest nephew’s homework since he had been sick the past few days. We dropped it off at his house. I ran some errands. It started snowing as I was heading to the last errand. Later I went with my parents to get my brother from work. We stopped to get something to eat on the way home. The roads were getting worse. My brother drove home since my dad didn’t feel comfortable driving in the snow.
I did some laundry and helped my mom arrange her nativity sets. I crocheted a TMNT mask for my next to the youngest nephew and finished his hat. I worked some on my mom’s gift and read some.
The hat and TMNT mask I crocheted for my next to the youngest nephew. The pattern for the TMNT mask can be found here. I used the same hat pattern I did for my middle nephew. [See December 12th above for link.]