Tuesday, 13 December 2016
The Third Sunday of Advent
And so another busy week of writing lists and cards , sticking on of stamps , checking addresses , trips to the post office . Shopping and stocking up on festive food and drink . Already giving in to the occasional mince pie . Remembering to buy Oasis flower arranging foam bricks , white Madonna Lilies and some pink Carnations for Rita , who did a beautiful Christmas arrangement in the Lady Chapel . Will buy some more next week to refresh this and also for Mary to finish her lovely Advent wreath around the Pascal Candle .
Gaudete Sunday - Rejoice or Joy Sunday and the pink candle is lit ..and I cant believe how close we are now to Christmas Day . Kind people came and we all helped decorate the church . The Nativity set put out and the Christmas Tree with pretty sparkling fairy lights .
At home our table is a cluttered chaos , with cards and Christmas wrapping paper , brown paper , sellotape , scissors , labels , sticky bows and tinsel , address book and stamps..never enough stamps .
Escape to the veg garden with mug of coffee ...check how the new Pumpkin patch is coming along . We,ve had some rain and the cardboard and newspaper , seaweed, spend compost , horse manure, grass clippings , leaves are beginning to break down nicely and on further investigation with my garden fork , I can see the earth worms are now moving and munching their way through it all . I sharpen up the edges of the bed and pull out the odd dandelion root .
The weather is mild ... warm even , misty, occasional drizzle . Full moon shining down silvery on my labyrinth . Owl up in the old pine tree .
Last dance class before Christmas , tomorrow evening ...feeling tired but happy . Always the energy returns when the music is played .
What is in the parcel ?
I might show show you in my next post !