Christmas fun! We spent this week going to the Nutcracker, decorating cookies, hiking in snow and Christmas shopping. I bought myself something (horrors!) that I've wanted for a couple years: a down duvet. It was on super-sale and I love it. I also tried to buy the cover, thinking that was on sale, and it was ringing up as more than the blanket! So I put it back and ordered one online. Sorry UPS. Another package.
I decided against moving to Africa. Well, I prayed about it and I think it's not the thing for me. I am still going for a week in the fall to hike Kilimanjaro. Just not to live on a ship for 2 years. What was I thinking? I guess that I wanted to help someone.
I found a (probably) better option right here at home. I applied for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. In one week I have been interviewed, gone to training, had a background check and met my little sister for the next year. It sounds like a lot of fun and will take a real commitment: 6-10 hours a month. I'm excited and praying that we bond and help each other however God Wills!
Hoping everyone is finding meaning in Advent this year. May God bless and fill you with peace!