Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

The weathermen goofed - our "flurries overnight" accumulated into a mass of heavy, wet snow over four inches deep. Freezing rain is expected later, so everything really needs to be dug out now. Due to my laziness yesterday, I needed to go to Aldi this morning...

An angel in the form of the neighbor's son-in-law, out brushing off his car, helped shift the snowplow mounds just enough to sneak out my car. The snow looked worse than it was; it slid off the car fairly easily, considering its depth.

The silence at the grocery store was deafening, even though there were quite a few people shopping. None of the joy that usually is evident on a holiday. I'm blaming the weather - aside from the unexpected snowfall, it is very gloomy out as the rain is moving in. Easier to be joyful on a sunny day, I guess.

Some tidying to be done, sprucing up both the house and myself. Church service - our first Christmas Eve service for New Day - at four. Lord willing, the roads will still be decent. Home afterwards for the traditional pizza and new movie. Quiet night.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God,
Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.

Isaiah 9:6 - 7

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