Sunday, December 13, 2009

A slow day

This picture has Ester, Bryan and Roxanne with me. I would think it was taken about 1964 or so.
I went to Nativity 7:00 church this morning. For some reason this Advent Season going to church is not easy. I made it through about half of church and then left with teary eyes.
I was able to get into the cleanup mode a bit. There wasn't a lot to do after the open house but I left everything yesterday so I did pick up and do dishes. I now will spend most of the rest of the day on a project for Christmas. Can't really tell what it is here.
I knew that the Advent season would be difficult and that is certainly true. It is so hard to be happy and look forward to things without Gail. She was such a bright light in so many ways that with her light not here the darkness seems to be ever present. Her birthday is just a little more than 2 weeks away. I was thinking of getting up on December 30 about 6:00 AM and sticking my head in the snow until December 31 but then as I thought about it common sense told me that would be too cold and my family may have me committed someplace!!! It is hard to believe that we have only 2 full weeks and a few days of 09 left and then it is on to 2010---a new year and a new decade.
I just saw John pull up so will sign off.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you considered the possibility of a retreat? I've taken a couple of them at St. John's. (of course I'm a bit prejudiced being a former Benedictine myself) It's just a thought I've had and been wondering whether or not to mention it to you. We are getting some snow and temp is a couple degrees below 0 here in Moorhead! Steve