Thursday, November 12, 2009

Yesterday....




What do I have to be joyful about today?  Yesterday, that's what.  Yesterday was Veteran's Day and my husband was off from work.  And that was so nice because he works six days a week and when he is off on Sunday I am off to work right after church.  So, to have a day with him smack in the middle of the week was surely a blessing.   

And I am a huge believer in getting Christmas shopping done early.  I feel like with so much on my plate on a daily basis, Christmas shopping becomes a chore instead of a pleasure the closer it gets done to the holiday.  And yesterday we were able to sit down and really figure out what to buy the kids and we pored over catalogs and laughed and we budgeted and we dreamed.  We dreamed of what we could buy them and what we could really afford!

We planned what day we are having our Christmas picture taken and when we are going to buy our Christmas tree.  Just having those plans gives me such peace during this holiday season....

7 comments:

Kelly said...

That is awesome! I know how you feel (in a way). My hubby works really hard and is really busy..it was so nice to have him off yesterday! We didn't get as much accomplished as we'd hoped to, but it was fun just hanging out together!

Sharon said...

AMEN! extra time with our guys is the best. I'm excited because Nature Boy is coming home for lunch today... that doesn't happen often enough.

Plus, you've inspired me. Time to get my holiday thoughts organized. Lots of fun things planned but we need to know who, what and when!

Thanks for linking up - it's great to share you JOY!

Erin said...
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togetherforgood said...

Yay for time together, and for plans made. Sounds like a wonderful day to me! :)

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

Those days off are so special.
stopping by from Good, True and Beautiful!

Jamie said...

Love those times of planning. It's so fun to decide together what to get those great kids for Christmas. It's easy to leave Daddy out at times.
Hopefully, your season will go smoothly and peacefully with all of your hard work.
{deep sigh of relief} Enjoy!

Beth P. said...

Sounds like a wonderful extra day together!