Thursday, December 18, 2008

yes, 8 days, i am aware.

I haven't posted in 8 days. I've been so busy I didn't even feel guilty about it! My calendar is really ready to be retired for the year.... it's been getting a workout. I've even put several appointments in the "notes" section for 2009.

Bring on the weekend. It'll be the last one before Christmas, so I have quite a bit of baking to do!(Or homemade pasta making... do you think people would like fresh pasta for Christmas presents? Hmmmmm.) And parties to go to... quite a few parties. I do enjoy a nice party. Oh and those cards. I need to send them (or give them, have you seen the price of stamps these days?)

Happily most of my partying is going to happen in the days after Christmas. Which, as you know by now, is when Orthodox people do the celebrating. I've never quite had a year where my agenda is full from December 25 onward. I like it.

Gotta run! Hope the season's going well for you! Only one more week! Then we get to say it... we get to say CHRIST IS BORN!!!

(ps- for those of you who aren't Orthodox the response is: GLORIFY HIM!)


Aaron and Andrea said...

Baby Jesus looks a little like a mummy... :)

brandon said...

Ha, he's actually supposed to look like one. His swaddling clothes are meant to look like a burial shroud, and the cave the manger is in is supposed to look like a tomb, both to show he was born to die.

Anonymous said...

Ok, the symbolism is interesting but it does cause me a little anxiety being that I have some claustrophobic tendencies! Why not unwrap baby Jesus to symbolize that He sets to world free from sin? Just a thought. Love you Cait!

brandon said...

That's what the cow is for (I'm impressed, y'all are good at this). The cow is to show He's a sacrifice for sins (and the donkey represents the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, for anyone who is curious).