Sunday, December 09, 2007

12/9 Presents

I shopped for more presents today. Chose two angels from the Salvation Army in Bay St. Louis, and bought presents for two girls. One is very young and wanted a Bratz doll, so I got her that and a beautiful, fluffy pink robe to surprise her. The other girl is a bit older and wanted a DVD of High School Musical. They won't be in the stores until Tuesday, so I got her a gift card for it, and also bought her a beautiful pair of pink pajamas.

This felt better than all the other shopping I've done. There's so much need all over the world, but we really see it up close where we live. (A collective "we," not just me.) It's everywhere, isn't it? We can't fix it all. But the little bit we can do is at least something....

I loved Mass today. We sang some beautiful songs, and afterward we drew names for our Christmas party. I won't be here for it, but wanted to participate anyway. After that I went to the rectory to meet Brother Gene's Labrador Retriever, Pepper. Pepper is 10 years old and is so calm and well-behaved. Some day.... :)

Planted some pansies while my dogs were being walked. Hope they "take." They've been sitting outside waiting to be planted since Jan was here. Today was actually hot--not warm, hot. So it was a good day to be out.

8 comments:

Cindy said...

I can't even imagine trying to feel Christmasy in HOT weather. Or plant flowers 2 weeks prior! It would seem strange to me.

Paulette has been doing Christmas Angels for as long as I can remember, and she got me started too. I like doing them, but I like the giving tree at church even more b/c they can only ask for one item and it has to be a necessity. When you read a card where a mom needs a bra,or a grandmother that needs a blow dryer you KNOW you are helping someone that truly needs it. And you are right....then the fun is adding to that needed item with things you think they might be happy to get. This is also the present I wrap with the most festive shiny paper and big big bow.

Our Mass this week had no music at all,(due to ice) and ended in someone falling on the ice on the sidewalk and the ambulance coming. I'm no more crazy for ice than the next person, but I do so love the Winter.

Jer said...

I'm not at all surprised that you and Paulette do the Salvation Army angels. Our family seems to have big hearts.

And it is indeed weird to have hot weather, but when I hear of the horrible storms back home I'm grateful I'm where I am. Just hope I am in the snow when I visit for New Year's.

In the 70s I lived in Hawaii and missed the snow too. But I couldn't complain about the temp and the general weather conditions. :)

Beata said...

Mom, thank you for posting all those pictures. I was so happy to see your house, you, and your doggies. I love the house!!! :-))) It's so perfect and sooo YOU! I can't wait to come and visit you and see all those places that Rob keeps talking about. I can't wait to see you for Christmas! I will also come to the airport to pick you up! (It's good to be a manager so I can play with the schedule the way it fits me! ha!ha!ha!) I love you, Mom!

Andrea said...

We have an ICE STORM WARNING til six am Wednesday! Schools were all closed today from the ice from yesterday. I love my job!
Buying Christmas presents for people who really need them is the best feeling in the world.
Enjoy the warmth Jer, I'm enjoying the ice!

Jer said...

Beata, I can't wait to see you either honey. This year my present is my presence. Sorry it won't be gift wrapped. :) I am bringing a few things, but it won't be as many as last year. I know that's not important to you. Being together will be the best thing. Love you.

Jer said...

Andrea, enjoy the ice. I remember ice skating on Spring Street one year. Loved it.

Beata said...

Ice, snow...ice storm, snow storm... I can only dream about it!

Jer said...

Me too, Beatka. Today a woman said, "80 degrees just isn't natural." I had to laugh. Lots of us northerners down here.