Friday, December 02, 2011

5QF ~ December 2

Well look at that... we're into December.


Is it just me or has this year just flown past??

I need to get my butt in gear and start my Christmas shopping. As usual I never know what to get anyone. Worst gift giver ever. This year I kind of wish I could go to sleep on the 23rd and wake up on the 27th, to be honest. I'm really not feeling it.

My aunt arrived yesterday to spend the holidays with us. I love her to bits and I'm always so happy to see her.

I reconnected with an old friend of mine last night, and while the circumstances were heartbreaking, I was so grateful to see her again. No matter what distance or how many years may pass, we always come back together. There is so much love between us.

There is a heaviness within my home these past couple of days and we are feeling beaten down and disheartened. I admire my husband more than I could ever express. He just keeps getting up day after day, trying so hard to do what needs to be done. Giving up is not an option, I know this, and his strength and determination is so admirable. I love him so much, and I pray daily that I will be the support and encouragement that he needs. God is with us and is our provider. I feel Him walking alongside us, and I pray that He will open doors for Ian soon. The waiting is painfully hard.

Ah well. Moving on.

Today is Friday which means it's time for Mama M's Five Question Friday.

1. What is your favorite Christmas decoration in your house?

Christmas lights for sure. We have a strand in the kitchen as well as a strand in each person's bedroom. So pretty.

2. Do you finish your Christmas shopping early or are you a last minute type?

Some years I'm ahead, some years I'm still racing around on the morning of Christmas Eve. I do like to wander the malls on the morning of Christmas Eve and enjoy the hustle and bustle.

I'm thinking of going to the mall today with the littles, so that Ian has a quiet house to work in. And to tire them out :-)

3. When do you turn on your heat?

I never touch the thermostat because I don't know what I'm doing, and I'm always warmer than everyone else so I'm not a good judge of temperature.

I just asked Ian and he said "when it gets cold".

Cheeky bum.

4. Do you ever wish your blog was private?

Yes and no.

Yes because there are people that read my blog that I really wish didn't. I've looked into IP blockers but I haven't found one that will do what I want it to do. I think WordPress has an option to block IP addresses, but I'm too nervous to make the switch. I'm still looking.

(whoa, that kind of sounded mean)

And I say no because you people are so kind to read my thoughts as I post them, and to offer encouragement, prayers and jokes when I need them. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy to know that strangers care enough about me to do that. And I've met some super people through this blog and I wouldn't want that to end.

5. Do you put your deodorant on before of after you put on your shirt?

Before. Doing it after seems like so much extra work for some reason.

Head on over to Mama M's blog My Little Life to join in on the fun!



  1. I'm sorry you are feeling down. I just read a great quote this week that says to "be kind, for everyone you know is fighting a hard battle," and I thought just how true this is. In comparison, there is always someone out there fighting against something much more difficult to my own problems, but the truth is the comparison doesn't really matter... it might be the biggest battle of someone's life even if it seems small in light of others' battles. I don't know if that makes sense to anyone more than me. lol Anyway, I hope that you get a moment to just dwell on God's great love for you, and the true reason for the season, that Christ humbled himself and became like us, to sympathize with our weaknesses and to give Himself for our sake, so that nothing can separate us from the love of God! Praying your day is blessed, friend!

    p.s. I'm so happy your blog isn't private. ;)

  2. It's been one of those years. Just when you start to get up, you get beat down again. Love you girl...hang in there. And remember...there's a boatload (well, okay, it's just a "boxload") of M&M's making their way to you!

  3. This year has flown by! I can't believe it's already December!