Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

I've said it on here before, I love Christmas music. (Frankly, I love music in general and Christmas in general but this post is not about that.) So, for today...

Thirteen Christmas lyrics I love
Some for the emotion, some for the lyrics and some for the person the song reminds me of.

In his master's steps he trod

Where the snow lay dinted
Heat was in the very sod
Which the Saint had printed

Hail the incarnate Deity

Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel

Born that man no more may die

Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth

And ransom captive Israel

Son of God, love's pure light

Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men."

On this holy night

Lead us to His light
Emmanuel, Emmanuel

Now Joseph was loyal and honest and true

When he heard about Mary his heart broke in two
And so he determined what he had to do
But when he fell asleep it was not long before
An angel said "Joseph, you need to know more"
And it was a dream that he could not ignore
Because he was the Lord’s servant

Israel’s strength and consolation

Hope of all the earth Thou art
Dear desire of every nation
Joy of evry longing heart

The fire is dying now, my lamp is growing dim

The shades of night are lifting
The morning light steals across my windowpane
Where webs of snow are drifting
If I could only have you near
To breathe a sigh or two
I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
And to be once again with you

Long lay the world in sin and error pining.

Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.

And did the stars shine much brighter that night
You gave birth to the death that would bring us to life
And did the mystery keep you awake
Was the sound of His little heart too much to take

Mary, did you know

That your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Did you know
That your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know
That your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you’ve delivered
Will soon deliver you

New twist.

Something new about being a Christmas baby that I'd never thought of before.

It's a little tricky teaching my daughter that Jesus' birthday is coming up when she is MUCH more interested in the fact that Mommy's birthday is coming up.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Know what's a delightful sight?

Watching a 2 year-old very earnestly make cabbage rolls and perogies, sticking with it just as long as the 69 and 37 year-olds.

And, if I hadn't forgotten my camera at Mom's I'd have photos to accompany this short entry.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - as random as they come

1. I was just walking through Zellers at lunch (needed some new Christmas lights) and I noticed an ad for their restaurant. Their slogan? "Our passion – Great food" I'm so sorry if your passion is great food and you work in the Zellers restaurant.

2. Apparently pizza is really just the crust to my daughter. Last night I made chicken pot pie and at one point she requested more pizza. She still had plenty of veggies and chicken on her plate what she was looking for was more crust.

3. I LOVE Christmas music – especially the traditional carols. No idea why I felt it necessary to bring that up.

4. However, I'm not very fond of "there'll be much mistletoeing".

5. That pot pie I mentioned earlier? Yeah, still tasty reheated for lunch today.

6. I’m glad both my husband's and my work Christmas parties are done. That's one of my least favorites parts of the season.

7. Re: #4. Although, I should have brought a bigger piece – that REALLY didn't fill me up.

8. The question I have for this lady is: Do you really think you're going to get hired again after your name gets out in such a manner?

9. At Halloween jelly beans become orange and black. At Christmas time they become green and red. Why is there no holiday when they become red, purple, pink and black?

10. My daughter helped me wrap presents last night. We only got two done (as you can imagine, it's much faster to do it by myself) but I'm still sitting here with a goofy grin on my face thinking about our fun – especially thinking of her trying to wrap Auntie Pam's gift in her baby blanket 'cause she wanted to give it to her.

11. This Saturday is Christmas with my friends. Yay!

12. Tonight (see #1) we are FINALLY getting our tree up. Abby will be so delighted – she LOVES Christmas lights.

13. I have begun to feel stirrings within. I gotta say, my Very Favorite part of being pregnant.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

oh dear

Test driving a vehicle last night. J-L wanted to see what the pick-up was like so he gunned it for a bit to which our daughter replied "faster, Daddy, faster!"

Friday, December 07, 2007


That stuff that's in your nose when you have a cold? Cake. This is due to us once saying that it was caked to her nose. Thing is, now we find it so cute WE call it that too. (The question is, does she still enjoy cake as a dessert?)

Peanut butter? Daddy butter. Why? Well, he's the only one that eats it and he eats it often.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Question of the day:

Is it possible to have PMS while pregnant? Because today I feel EXACTLY like I do during PMS: Irritable, slightly cranky and bloated.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

For the Winnipeggers

If any of you have a chance to go see The Importance of Being Earnest at MTC... GO SEE IT. It was a delight.