Well, it’s definitely been a strange preparation for the christmas season. Very different. I haven’t had the normal advent time every night with the family, I haven’t really even been aware of the days going by. I think not setting up decorations or having christmas cookies makes the swift approach of Christmas a little surreal. I just got over the worst part of the monster cold I avoided the past two years, as well as breaking my fever this morning, So I feel the best I have all weekend.
Because of the rest I had to take though, I’m very far behind in Christmas cards, gifts, work and my least favorite of all tasks, immigration papers> something that needs to get done before I leave for Digos City.
One of the cool things about Christmas in the Philippines is they have special caroling/prayer services starting 9 days before Christmas. Luckily for me, I live right across from a catholic mega church. They start their special services early in the morning..around 4am. I almost feel bad for rolling over and plugging my ears every morning to drown out the sound of the amplified worship leader. Almost.
One of the things I really miss are christmas cookies. So if you have any extra or want to help a brother out, please send me some. I will appreciate them, even if it takes them 3 weeks to get here.
In the news, there’s been some bad flooding on the norther part of the island. Please keep the families and those affected in your prayers.