Today started off with suture removal. It had been 5 days and I figured that since she said 5 to 7 days that meant my little incision would have been pretty much healed up. I’m afraid my pristine beauty has now been marred by my rushing things. The incision –the one up by my hairline – opened up. I am now closed up with superglue and a bandaid. Not quite what I had intended but that is how life goes I guess. Nice to have a Dr hubby on mornings like this.
Started cooking the meat for tourtiere and finished off my writing for the Advent Candle lighting tomorrow. Then a little ballerina arrived. She was dressed all in pink and we began what ended up being a day spent together. We all went out to choose trees and threw three of them on top of my little Matrix with the car top carriers. Delivered them. Went for lunch at McD’s and then for groceries. Interesting, grocery shopping with a 3 year old. She decided that she needed a bag of marshmallows. She wanted to ride in the cart, then out of it, then hung on behind for awhile. She held the list and we did manage to get everything on it and make it to church for music practice in time.
At worship practice we were treated to an hour of interpretive dance and attempts to help Birdie play the organ. Mrs. Birdie was most tolerant, bless her.
One week left till Christmas. Lots left to do I’m afraid.
Sometimes there are just good things to support that come across one’s radar. There are a couple of projects that I have become aware of in the past few weeks. One is the Aviva funding competition for Harbour of Hope. If you haven’t heard about this one yet, check out Jordon’s post about this worthwhile project. Click here to read about it and then please go to the Aviva site, sign in and register to start making your votes. It really does only take a few minutes of your time.
Today at church we became aware of another worthwhile project. Family Futures of Prince Albert is launching a fundraising project “Unto Us A Child Is Born.” This is a program that gives support to young mothers and children. Mothers with young children in need receive support so they can be better parents and understand better how to feed and nurture their children. I can’t think of a better way to honour Christ on his birthday than to help children get a better start in life. It is not a Christian organization however I think that when a group targets Christian churches as part of their fundraising and we respond generously we state loudly that we care for the least among us in Christ’s name.
Another group with which I am involved is Fresh Start Ministries. This is a compassionate ministry with the Nazarene Church but they gladly let others join them in reaching out to the hungry and homeless people of Prince Albert. In fact I am chair of their board. I know that we can use funds to help distribute hampers and small gifts to the homeless. We are just a small organization but the opportunities for service to these people is huge. If you need a good local charity to support send me an e-mail.
These are just a few of the opportunities to get involved. If they are not enough for you then get over to one of the groups that sponsors children overseas like World Vision or Compassion and send a little extra their way.
We already have enough stuff to put under our trees at Christmas time. Lets spend some of our excessive wealth on others that really need it.
get older when I am sure his mother has hardly doubled her age? It seems strange to think that he is 38 already. That age even sounds a bit on the old side to me.
But there he is. Thirty eight already. Having to watch his blood pressure no less! With one super smart and strong willed 3 year old child catching on too quickly to how to manipulate words and the next baby only about three months from being born.
He has almost grown up.
Kids Klub this week was pretty tame compared to the last couple of weeks when the young men who are really too old for kids stuff dropped by anyway for a free supper and an occasion to try and drive the supervising adults crazy. Tonight it was just kids. The boys who made themselves unwelcome last week were nowhere to be seen. Thank you to their parents for some great help.
We were about 23 kids tonight. I had the story telling and craft duty tonight and the story was Jacob and Esau. Twins but not at all alike. So we looked at things that were similar but not quite identical. Then we talked about the things we are good at – our gifts and how we are all different. God loves all of us even though we are all different and have different skills.
Taught the story once to the older kids and then again to the wee ones.
Then I came home exhausted. So I veged out in front of the TV for a bit with Nan. We laughed together at the Dumbest Things on Wheels and wondered how they arrange to get such crazy videos. I wonder if people are really that desperate to get their failed stunts on TV that they would risk injury to do it?
People never fail to amaze me.