Sunday, December 21, 2014

It's Monday and Christmas is almost here!


Hi again! How is everyone doing? Are you buried somewhere under the wrapping paper or covered in flour from baking a few dozen cookies?

It's been a long tough week here. Half of the family was sick and the other half of was a toddler...and me. Thankfully, it seems like everyone is almost back to 100% and now we can run full throttle towards Christmas. The hubby will be preaching the sermon and running the Christmas Eve Service. I will be singing a solo and singing with the choir and the praise team. Then we will be hosting  dinner here at our house on Christmas day. We will have a second Christmas at my grandmother's on Friday and then do Christmas with my husband's side of the family on Saturday. After that, you can find me sleeping in a corner somewhere....

I thought I was only going to get one book read this week, but I really got sucked into the Christmas stories in My True Love Gave To Me and finished that up Sunday afternoon. Now I'm going to try to finish up my stack of library books before we leave for vacation on January 2!

Read This Week:
Caleb's Crossing
Caleb's Crossing
By Geraldine Brooks

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Tales
Edited by Stephanie Perkins


Posts from this Past Week:
It's Monday
Review of Stone Mattress: Nine Tales


Reading Now:

Not My Father's Son
By Alan Cumming

Up Next:

There Was And There Was Not
By Meline Toumani


What are you reading this week?

20 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed My True Love Gave to Me. Although I would have enjoyed it more had I read it now instead of back in the fall, I think. Setting and all that. Hope your Christmas is FANTASTIC!!!

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    1. It was perfect for this time of year! I can see buying a copy and reading a few stories during each December.

      I hope you had a very merry Christmas!

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  2. I'm picturing you sleeping in a corner somewhere, lol ;) I hope you're all feeling healthy now?

    I'd really like to read Not My Father's Son. I think Cumming is such an interesting and funny fellow.

    Have a fantastic Christmas!

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    1. As of this moment, we haven't all been healthy at the same time in the past month...sigh. I have great hopes for January!

      I think Cummings is fascinating as well, but something about the setup of the book made it kind of difficult to read.

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  3. I'm considering Caleb's Crossing since seeing it in a store awhile back. Hope you enjoyed it. Your family has a busy Christmas schedule to get through-- hope it can remain peaceful and relaxing and enjoyable. You do get to eat 3 Christmas time dinners though, so that's great :) Glad the family is recovering and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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    1. It's definitely been a crazy few days! I will be happy to hopefully have some peace and quiet this week. :)

      I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

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  4. That looks like a nice holiday anthology, hope it was good. Hope everyone is feeling better- and have a wonderful Christmas! We're traveling a bit for the holidays but looking forward to seeing everyone- hard to believe it's this week. :)

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    1. I hope all of your traveling went well and that you had a fantastic Christmas celebration!

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  5. Ah, Christmas as a church musician. I know the feeling! I hope you get time in all of the craziness to enjoy worship as well. Have a merry Christmas!

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    1. It's a special brand of insanity, isn't it? I hope you found some moments to worship and enjoy Christmas too!

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  6. Like you I think I'll be finding a corner to hide/snooze in after Christmas ... crazy fun. I've finished the wrapping but do have to do the Christmas grocery shop ... eek. Glad the sick half of your family are all back to good health, have a joyous Christmas and a safe, healthy and happy holiday break!

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    1. It's a good time but it is oh so exhausting. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you are enjoying some quiet time now!

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  7. Caleb's Crossing and Not My Father's Son are on my to-read list. You sound exhausted. I hope everyone is well now and you get some rest in the midst of the Christmas festivities. :-)

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    1. Thanks Irene. We are still a somewhat sick and tired bunch but I hope things will improve in the next few days!

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  8. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Hope you get some reading time during all the busyness.

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    1. Thank you Nise! The same to you!! :)

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  9. Merry Christmas to you & your family :)

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    1. Thank you Sam! I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday too. :)

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  10. Merry Christmas!! Hope you will find some reading time too in between. Sounds like a great but very busy Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Ciska! I hope you had a lovely Christmas. :)

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