Thursday, December 18, 2008

Friday Five

Songbird, over at RevGals invites us to think of 5 things we need to do before Christmas.
Ok, here goes.....

1. Send the Christmas letter to the other half of the list, the one that I didn't have enough stamps for. Which means I need to go get stamps somewhere. (isn't that really 2 things?)

2. Lots of worship odds and ends. Call around to recruit the rest of the readers for Christmas Eve. Make a sign up sheet for the 28th, which will be the spontaneous Christmas pageant, which is only sort of spontaneous in that some of the parts are pre-decided. Have a practice for Christmas Eve. Set up a gajillion candles for the Longest Night. Get some treats and cider for that service, too. Oh, and I should probably put together something like a sermon for worship this coming Sunday.

3. Other church stuff, mostly unbloggable. Put out a fire. Or else start one. Actually, now that I think about it, there are 2 fires to either start or put out. Make a few visits. Be charming at a party and a concert, or else help the organizers decide to cancel them if the weather is too bad. Be firm but compassionate in either case. Think about an upcoming memorial and make some phone calls re that.

4. Do that thing I told my brothers I'd take care of re a present for Dad. (Psst, Dad, if you're reading this, you're getting what you asked for.)

5. Do the shopping for my son. Also, shopping for the staff. Also for the first grade teacher.

6. Stop making lists, because doing this is making me freak out just a little tiny bit.

7 comments:

Mavis said...

I raced in at 5 min before closing to buy my additional stamps today! And got ALL the cards posted before the mail closed. Hope yours works out as well.

Processing Counselor said...

Hope you get it all done!

Magdalene6127 said...

Oh Juniper, someone told me yesterday there's weather expected Sunday night, and I don't WANT weather Sunday night (except maybe the "all is calm, all is bright" kind).

Blessings in the midst of it all-- fires, storms, and he comes. Amen.

RevDrKate said...

Sounds like a lot going on in the midst. Hope it all goes as well as possible.

Sue said...

Yup, that sounds like a lot.

I stopped sending Christmas letters/cards about four years ago (hmmm....right about the time my head felt like it was exploding - curious). Anyway, folks seem to understand that we clergy types are busy this time of year.

We don't receive as many cards as we once did, but it's one thing I never stress about having to get done. I'm usually too busy stressing over every else!

I love those unrehearsed, spontaneous, here-is-your-part pageants. We did one a few years back and it was a riot. Great fun!

Songbird said...

We're likely to lose our Blue Christmas service to weather, and now I'm hearing it may be bad on Christmas Eve!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oh church fires... i'm considering their "sparks" to be part of our holiday decor....