Today is the 20th day of Advent--
That means it is 5 days until Christmas Day.
I read an article this morning about how it is going to take more than "put Christ back in Christmas" to get back to the real meaning of Christmas.
It talked about how Christmas was banned in Early America. It talked about the commercialization of the season. It talked about how the modern day Santa came to be and how it is a big part of American culture now.
It was a sad article. But, it was an eye opener. I am really glad we "do" Advent in this house.
With that said, I am tired. My daughter is having a medical "procedure" tomorrow and, while I am not worried, it is on my mind. I also have the Bean for the night and I have to get her to school and then go back three hours later for her Christmas party.
I made goody bags for her classmates but it seems a good number of them are either going to be gone for Christmas visits elsewhere or they are throwing up.
I have no words.
So, I have to deliver those and teacher gifts and make sure she doesn't eat any nut laced cookies. Parties are just a little nerve wracking. I will be glad when it is over.
What did I do today? Laundry. Hubs was under the weather so we didn't do anything but make a run to the bank. I cooked dinner and made a couple of cards. I am trying to get all my laundry caught up because I would like to start a new plan to keep things up and done. "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry". Ah, yes. We shall see.
So, I am off to hang up wet uniforms, wash my hair, put somebody to bed and probably collapse. There is a reason God gives children to young women.