Friday, December 25, 2009

What Day is it?

It's Christmas Day!

Charles Dicken's Christmas Carol is one of my favorite holiday classics. I told the children that he depicted the work of the Holy Spirit in convicting us of our past sins and showing us the consequences of our actions through the years, like little else I have seen or read. We have read the book, years ago and we have a couple of versions of movies, The Muppet Christmas Carol is a family favorite for us.
Bob Cratchet wakes to a new self. A renewed vision of life and the future, a renewed determination to give instead of hoard. The way that God mercifully brings us to Himself in the Christmas remembrances and memories, do much to humble all of us and bring us to our knees in repentance and reconciliation to Him.
Tiny Tim's family has love and joy and peace, if nothing else, not even good health. I think of the angels carrying Christians through the dark world and shaking their wrists like those lighted circles at the circus. People see the light and come to the light. Christmas shakes up the circumstances every year and we always have it to help us to remember that there is some goodness in the world, even if we are in a bad place, like bah humbug. Christmas Day is a mercy, a quiet mercy that draws us to the peace of heart and mind that people sing about in this season. The gifts are wrapped, we are embracing eachother and our sanity, after the craze of the preparation and there is one minute before the children come down. Camera is cocked and the Turkey is in the oven. Quiche is for breakfast, I forgot to get the soda. (We usually call a soda breakfast a champagne breakfast) Soon they will be down to open the gifts. Merry Christmas 2009 You are not going to believe that this is the first time that I listened to Christmas won't be the same this year and realized that the boys were not really on Jermaine's Back. I was so literal.LOL

1 comment:

Joanne Bodden said...

Wow Jayne you just transported me to Nth Carolina ! Soda and quiche for breakfast yummy! I would love that too. Sometimes I do feel as if an angel is guiding us toward doing what is good, away from the wrong. May we be a light of Love & Peace on this planet. it is so needed:-)

Title- The Studious One!

Title-  The Studious One!
artwork by Elyse

Of biscuits and syrup

Of biscuits and syrup
tasty treats

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!
a day at the Raptor Center.

Widdle Emmie in outer space school

Emmie jumped on the bus and off it flew out into the atmosphere. There was a set of clouds with turbulence right above the house and it took a few minutes for my Emmie to buckle her seatbelt. They hit the bump hard and it knocked my Emmie out of her seat and she bumped her head. The video camera came on and the monitor looked through and stated, Ms. Emmie, where are you? You are not in your seat. Where are you? I am alright I fell because I hadn’t buckled correctly. Well jump up Emmie we have a long way to go and you have to be buckled there is entirely too much turbulence in the stratosphere for you to unbuckle now. As soon as we are through this weather system there will be straight sailing but right now you must buckle. Emmie scrambled into the seat with intensity and purpose now. She watched every cloud pass her window and her nose was pressed to the window trying to see the top of the house as it drifted slowly out of sight. Soon they were not only out of sight of the house, the sun came out brightly and just as quickly they were putting on the atmospherical breathing apparatus and the outerspherical lights. The ABA and the OL. These precautions were to make them appear to be satellites to the radar as they were out in the ionosphere. Emmie knew all about this now. She had gone to the orientation and had a good breakfast and it took them 20 minutes for her to get out past the atmospherical pull and to feel the zero gravity. It would be 15 minutes before the gravity simulators would take effect, a glitch in the system which was being worked on. Until then, they enjoyed the couple of minutes of floatation, while being connected to the seats by belt. The first thing they saw everyday was the strataflotsam. The items which had been dumped into the atmosphere by earlier generations. What would their generation do about this ecological waste area that remained floating above their heads? This was a question for the generations. For now it was the area that they had to guide through on the way to school.

Midnight at the OASIS

Midnight at the OASIS
Sunset in Huntersville

My little Emmie

ran to the bus on the first day of the last year of school. 2 buns on the side of her head. She kissed me and ran at dawn to the bus. She was starting the adventure of a lifetime. I would never see that little girl again, she was going to woman school!

My Father and I 1989

My Father and I 1989

to the tune of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme


Are you going to Mary Immaculate?

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Remember me to the one who lived there,

He once was a true love of mine,

Tell him to buy me an acre of land,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Between the muddy Hudson in Jamaica Bay,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to sow in it seeds of pure cream,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And build Ice cream mountains and buildings of whipped cream,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to reap them with sickles of M&M’s,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And chew bubble gum and eat till we’re done,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine.

Tell him to run it off down the motor parkway,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

After your done 50 pushups

and jog down the West Side Highway,

Then he’ll be a true love of mine…

(Don’t wait for me today dad, The kids are sick again, My tummy’s bulging again, My heart is aching again, And now there’s no love there…)

He once was, a true love of mine….So, Girls, I do beg you don't miss your Daddy,Apricots, Chocolate cherries and Pie,You have one short chance to see him on this side, Go visit him and let your light shine.