Friday, December 23, 2005
The problem with being ready for Christmas
I'm bored! I have done all my buying and crafting and wrapping and baking (which is pretty minimal really). I have my tree decorated and my house is decorated in a pretty minimal fashion this year, with bowls of red and gold Christmas tree balls and I like it like that! I usually put a garland all up my stair railing but I didn't do that this year. We have had the required choir practice for Christmas eve, where the most time was taken up in figuring out what order everyone should sit in the back pews during the prelude so we could get up and neatly form a line to process up to the choir loft during the first hymn. The second most amount of time seemed to be required for figuring out how we were going to stand later on in the service to light candles in the congregation. Oh yes, we did sing some too! My daughter Nicole is joining us for Christmas Eve. She sang in Junior Choir and then in Senior Choir all through high school and whenever she could when home from college and it is so nice to have her beside me in the choir loft again! Another choir member's daughter is also with us and another one's daughter AND grandaughter, so it is lovely to have these extra voices. Here's another picture of the church and one of one of my bowls of balls. The church picture, of course, is from the Moncton Chorale performance of Messiah.