Friday, December 14, 2012

Racing Through December

Whew. This has been quite a week -- and it's still far from over!

Behind us (just since Monday) is blogging -- a dinner party at our house -- getting the monthly Vital Signs letter out -- making major revisions in the Christmas edition of "When Swing Was King" -- serious housecleaning in anticipation of this weekend's parties -- a talk to 65-70 kids and parents attending the Faith Bible Church AWANA Christmas party -- writing a short story to include in our personal Christmas cards and letters -- the regular Tuesday morning confab at Panera's -- getting Christmas presents out to my siblings all over the country -- a dinner out with friends.

And, of course, I can't fail to mention the delightful, stimulating morning Claire and I spent on Wednesday with longtime friend and former Nebraska governor, Kay Orr and her daughter, Suzanne Gage at Kay's lovely home in Lincoln. Near the end of the morning, our experience was enhanced even further when Kay's husband, Bill, returned from a men's Bible study to join in the conversation. This is a warm, intelligent and principled Christian family indeed and we are very honored by their friendship.

Oh yes. I almost forgot.  We have presented the Christmas edition of "When Swing Was King" at six different facilities this week! And we have another this afternoon!

What else is still to come this weekend? There's Christmas caroling tomorrow morning in front of the evil Planned Parenthood abortion mill...Sending over my monthly article for the church newsletter...Sermon and Sunday school preparation...Preparing for Saturday's Claire's Christmas tea that she hosts here for the female members of her family (Saturday)...Sending out the Top Ten from Vital Signs Blog...Baking cookies for the neighborhood Christmas cookie exchange (Sunday)...

And we may even try and get in a few hours of sleep too!

Ah, December!