the sacred bread does not look
as if Christ is present in it.
we Christians do not always look
as if Christ is present in us.
— Frank Sheed (adapted)
Let’s play catch up. My wonderful son and daughter are back at school, and so far, so good. Wonderboy got swore at by a teenage girl on his very first day, and he also got lost and came close to tears, but despite the settling in problems it looks like it might work out okay if these first indications are anything to go by.
The children are due home shortly and I’ve been rather efficient today, I sorted out about 75% of my bedroom clutter and it only took about 4 hours…. Problem is, when one room looked cleaner and de-cluttered I walked into all the other rooms of the house and felt overwhelmed by the untidyness and massively sprawled paraphanalia. Oh well, Rome wasn’t built in a day…
So. I’m thinking a bit far ahead here (Lorna take note) I’ve started getting a few bargains in the sales…I actually started getting a few sale bargains in January and have done so periodically throughout the year, so as to spread out the cost of…..wait for it…..Christmas!
Yes, I’m mentally skipping Autumn, (which I do very much enjoy) but hey, a girl can never be too prepared. Especially a girl on an exceedingly tight budget. Do you plan ahead for Christmas or don’t you want to know about it until Christmas Eve? (or other)
Of course, Jesus is the reason for the season, but let’s be practical, there’s still a lot of preparation to be done and when you’re as disorganised as me, you need to start the Christmas shopping early! So I might look like a badly dressed, perspiringly crazed shopper but somewhere, deep within me, I am turning into Jesus, very, very, very, slowly.