gotta say I am feeling a little like this photo...
being pulled in too many different directions
and feeling a little scattered -
no decorations are up here yet,
and I am just trying to get through the daily doings
and not ready to add any extra doings...
makes me feel sad.
and that is not what I want to feel during advent.
I have not had my blog fix lately
and I am missing all of your creative inspirations,
and no art is being created other than creating projects for the students to do
(don't get me wrong - I love that)...
but I just am feeling a lack of excitement,
and it's the first time ever that I don't really care to decorate.
am I getting old? or
maybe it's because our oldest isn't coming home,
or that fact that it seems like sickness always hits me
hard this time of year,
but whatever it is I want it to leave me right now,
so I declare in my loudest voice - 'out bah humbugs'.
I am still having fun with picnik so you may find lots
of altered photos this month.
this one is from my files so I can't give credit - sorry.
expect photos from me and I think I will be quiet most of the month
unless I have something just wonderful to say.
last year I posted everyday
so visit last year's posts if you need more from me.
maybe it's just my time to be quiet and introspective.
isn't that what advent is all about?
the waiting and hope to come...
The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent. Thus, Advent is far more than simply marking a 2,000 year old event in history. It is celebrating a truth about God, the revelation of God in Christ whereby all of creation might be reconciled to God. That is a process in which we now participate, and the consummation of which we anticipate.