Friday, December 04, 2009

Friday Five: Do Nothing Edition

Sally at RevGals asks us to list 5 things you will NOT be doing for Christmas.

This sure fits me this year, so here goes:

I will NOT be setting up a Christmas tree and decorating it.
I will NOT be planning and preparing a big Christmas meal for 20 or more.
I will NOT be trying to set up a lot of outdoor Christmas lights.
I will NOT be filling stockings.
I will NOT be buying presents for extended family members.

Here are 5 things I AM doing:

I am watching the snow fall, but not stick yet, in Sugar Land!!!
I made donations to Central Asia Institute on behalf of extended family members.
I am attending a Christmas concert the Diva is singing in tomorrow.
Babs, Portia and I are attending a Lessons and Carols service Sunday.
I am enjoying less stress, more Advent!

How about you? What are you NOT doing this year for Christmas?

4 comments:

Auntie Knickers said...

I've got to do my blogs before evening...wondering how you're getting out of all those things! I am doing some of them, (not dinner for 20 though!) but like you I'm quite looking forward to musical and worship opportunities -- a folk concert tonight, an "old-time radio show" theater event tomorrow, and ecumenical Lessons and Carols on Sunday.

Quotidian Grace said...

I'm getting out of a lot of my usual Christmas Busy-ness because, for a number of reasons, we'll only have 4 of us this year for Christmas.

After entertaining 18 for Thanksgiving and having several days of house guests, I'm actually ok with it.

Songbird said...

I find I can't let go of the stockings. I enjoy filling them, and (truthfully) nothing pleases me more than opening teeny little presents stuffed in a stocking. We will probably give up non-stocking gifts before stockings!

Viola Larson said...

With so many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren-and some are needy- I find that giving them money and letting them buy the gifts is the good thing to do-all though I do like buying gifts.

This year will be different, one of my daughters-she has six children too, is graduating from College-so my home will be where the party is-on the 20th-that will be so fun. And I might buy presents for those two great granddaughters!