The fourth day of Christmas was also the second Sunday of Advent, so we attended mass. For the second week in a row, I stumbled through the “new” service now that the Church has changed all the responses and some of the prayers. Don’t get me started on the fact that maybe it wasn’t the words that needed changing but some of the actions. *Sigh* Anyway, it’s not easy re-learning after 36 years of doing it a certain way. Coincidentally enough, the homily was all about the merits of change. Convenient.
I spent a small fortune on chocolate for baking. We donated what we had in Sobeys points to the food bank. We talked about which seniors home we would bring goodies to and what neighbours we were going to “elf” this week. I think we had a good day getting into the season of giving.
The day was not without challenges. Let’s just say that even during, maybe even especially through, the Christmas season, your children can make you come unglued. Related: I had an eggnog and kahlua mid-afternoon today. Spirit of the season and all. Cheers.
There was some baking and preparations being made in the kitchen.
The girls started their class Christmas cards while I deftly avoided mine. Maybe on the fifth day of Christmas.
We ended the day watching Home Alone. There was lots of talk about leaving your kids in coach while you flew first class. My husband thinks this is a good idea, the girls, disagree. Also, how do you forget your child and fly to Europe anyway? With many reassurances that we would never forget them at home, the day ended with kisses and snuggles, and the countdown continues. Only 20 more days until Christmas.
How did you spend your day?