Okay, it's Friday, 6 days till Christmas. My computer had to go to the doctor, so I'm using DC's. It's back, but is not hooked back up to the network yet, or something of the sort. Nobody has time to deal with it.
I haven't had a chance to visit much this week, and don't know when that will happen any time soon. With 30 people coming to my house tomorrow night (I have only myself to blame for this one!) - our SS class is bringing a planned pot luck and I'm doing the work of setting up and making the wassail and coffee and tea. Should be fun, but labor intensive.
But I don't think I can even begin setting things up until the new fridge arrives sometime in the morning - sometime between 9 and 1. That is too large a window for all I have to do! The first thing is once again removing everything from fridge and freezer, setting it on the patio, where it will be fine because it's colder out there than in the freezer! Remember the day after Thanksgiving when they brought our order and it was too big for the hole?? We have a wonderful fix-it-everything kind of guy in our church who spent part of two days this week moving all of the cabinets over 1.5 inches to accommodate this huge new appliance. Not good timing for delivery, but I'll sure be glad to have it.
We have final choir practice for the cantata at 3 in the afternoon, DC is delivery baskets to families in our church who are in special need, and the gang arrives around 6.
Right after the cantata, DC's family will make their appearance from Georgia, N. Carolina, and S. Carolina. There will be 30 of us in all, and each family who lives around here will be hosting 4 of them - they are driving in caravan all those many miles - 4 families. It'll be a grand time of mass confusion! Well, I shouldn't say that because my SIL has everything very well organized.
This morning I went to graduation of the distance part-time students that I admitted three years ago. It was a poignant time for me. I really enjoyed the ceremony and seeing everyone, but felt strange not being intimately involved in the planning and executing of the event. There is one more class that I admitted and I'll watch them graduate in May (including Barb's son-in-law, Aaron). Then the emotional tie will be gone and I'll feel really released from that place. I'll still visit the office on occasion, since they enjoy seeing me and especially the girlies.
Our anniversary is Sunday, the 28th, so after everyone is gone, we'll head for our favorite cabin on the Big Thompson River for a couple of days of much needed R&R.
Kristen has a new post up showcasing Care Bear's latest art and story-writing. She's really something. If you have a minute to spare, it'll give you a good feeling all over! Not that this grandma is proud or anything! Kristen has completed her first semester of school, and her finals, so maybe she'll actually have a minute or two to visit you faithful friends.
So - until after everything dies down, I will hope to drop in and say hello once in awhile. I'll have some great stories to share after this week to come. I want to wish all of you dear friends a most blessed celebration of our Lord's birth.