are out on Friday night dates with friends or lovers, trying out new restaurants, dressed to kill, laughing and joking, celebrating the end of another work week, enjoying all the Christmas decorations and festive atmospheres, and (at least here in OH) trash-talking about the Buckeyes’ inevitable victory tomorrow afternoon.
I am not one of the cool people.
I am sitting at home with my littlest one, writing about the differences between chipmunks and squirrels, organizing my kitchen cupboards, and letting the aforementioned tiny one use my leg as a teething apparatus. My hubby and two older daughters are on their way home from a date (they are evidently among the cool people). They saw Happy Feet at the I-Max and are bringing home pizza. (mmmm…)
The cool thing about all this is that I am extremely happy and content for an uncool person. I love my life, and I’m feeling buoyed by blessings. I would recount them for you right now, but there are too many, and tiny tot is pulling every book I own off my bookshelf…
Have you ever read the “little blessings” board books?. They’re as cute as all get out and illustrated by the Care Bear lady–my absolute favorite kids’ books. (I have them virtually memorized which is sad because when I try to memorize Bible verses, I have a hard time, get frustrated, and give up.)
I leave you with this from page 10 of Christmas Blessings:
and Christmas fun–
Joyful noises, anyone?
“Blessings to ya!”
Sing out Christmas blessings!