Consider the Lilies..: December 2015   

Dec 25, 2015

It's Christmas.

Since we did our Christmas thing last week, today is pretty uneventful so far. I woke up at 6:00 but went back to bed until 10:30 when Sky jumped on my bed. We got dressed and went to IHOP for breakfast. Not my favorite place to eat, but one of the few places open today.  

Now we're just sitting around the living room watching Sky play Halo. 
I'm making lasagna for dinner tonight. I only make it on Christmas because it's so expensive to make (it's not your every day lasagna). I'd sort of rather skip it today because it takes hours to make and I'm feeling nauseous and sleepy today but Sky would be super bummed. 

I can't think of anyone else. Sort of a boring blog today. 

Merry Christmas!

Dec 16, 2015


The Ninja coffee bar is awesome!  I can make a cappuccino by just pressing a button!  

I don't even have to buy espresso powder; just regular coffee but when it brews, it tastes like espresso. 

We had a Keurig (actually we still do.  We were going to give it away but Sky wanted to keep it, so it's in her room) but the coffee gets expensive..  It's about 10 bucks for 12 cups of coffee..  Clay drinks about 3 a day, and Sky and I drink 2 each..  It adds up..  

Ok, so..  Now, Christmas..

Before anyone comments about how it's not Christmas yet, I'll just get this out of the way now..  Christmas doesn't mean much to us..  For us it's about the presents..  We celebrate Jesus every day..
So I don't care who does or doesn't say 'Merry Christmas', I'm perfectly fine seeing 'X-mas' or 'Happy Holidays', and I get really annoyed every time I hear "Jesus is the reason for the Season" or "Put Christ back in Christmas"..  
Christ never put himself in Christmas to begin with..  
You wanna know who decided to celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25th?  Not Jesus.  He never said one word about celebrating his birthday and neither did anyone else in the bible..
Nope, it was a pope.  A pope decided to celebrate 'Christ-mass' on December 25th..  Not Jesus..  Jesus never said he was he reason for the season..  Period.
I personally don't care who celebrates Christmas, or how, or why or when..  It's up to you..  Honestly..
I'm not telling you not to celebrate the birth of Jesus in Christmas nor am I telling you that you should..  I'm simply telling you that we don't..
Ok?  Ok..
  So we open presents when we feel like it..  Sometimes we wait until Christmas, sometimes Christmas eve, and sometimes on another day..
*rant over*
**until next year**

Last week while Sky was walking to her car after school she watched a guy get hit by a UPS truck going about 45 mph..  It dragged him for about 20 feet and practically tore him in half..  Sky had to stay with the man until the police got there, while looking at everything that should have been in the inside of him which was now all over the outside of him..  
So we decided to open the presents the next day to help her get her mind off it..

So here we go..

Sky got me an 1828 Webster's dictionary!! 
I've been wanting one for 5 years but couldn't bring myself to pay $60.00 for it. It's the PERFECT bible study tool..  Almost every day while doing my homework I say to myself  "I wish I had that dictionary" and now I do!
I know, you can use this dictionary for free online, but I just love real books..
A total win for Sky :)

Clay gave me some pretty awesome stuff too. 
'I am Spock' by Leonard Nimoy
(great book by the way)
 and this!
Super cool huh? 
Does this guy know me or what?
He also got me another John MacArthur book..
I haven't started it yet but I'm excited..

He gave me a small leather journal that I can carry in my purse..
Which is  absolutely perfect..  I'm going to use it for a portable prayer journal..
I got into the habit of writing my prayers and now I feel kinda weird when I don't have something to write on when I feel like praying, which could be anywhere, and now I do!

He got me these too..
Aren't they adorable?  The little bowls are measuring cups!

And then this darling little pie bird..
It's a hollow ceramic bird with a hole at the top (in it's mouth)..  You put it on the bottom crust of a pie and then pile the filling around it; then put the top crust on (poking a whole for the little bird to pop out)..  
It vents the pie so the bottom crust doesn't get soggy..
Even when you cut slits on the top of the pie to let out steam, it only releases the steam from the top..  This little guy releases steam from the bottom..

Naturally I made a pie..

So that was my Christmas :)
Merry X-mass!
(holidays, Christmas, whatever)