Christmas List Friday!

December 23, 2011

Oh, hello. FRIDAY!

1. My dad and I went to a Gophers basketball game last night! They played North Dakota State University from Fargo. So yes, there were a lot of farm boys on the team. Although Minnesota is D1 and in the Big Ten, they kind of suck right now. All their good players are hurt. So, the game was actually very close and tense, even though it shouldn’t have been. They squeaked out a victory in the end, though. Minnesota, Minnesota, yeah Gophers!

2. When my high school friends were over the other night, we sat around and talked about how we are old and gray and like sitting around in a living room drinking wine instead of going out dancing. This is our fate. We’re OK with it. We like sweatpants. Today I’m going to lunch with Kate, one of my college friends. We are also old. We’re meeting up for a nice little lunch at 11:30 so as to avoid all the rowdy crowds and such. Then we’ll take our Metamucil and head home to be in bed by a decent hour.

3. Minneapolis and St. Paul are actually pretty cool cities. There are lots of darling neighborhoods and cool shops and good restaurants. If it weren’t for the biting cold, it could be pretty awesome.

4. Jaci has informed me that we are all moving to Portland because it is fun and awesome. I’m only going if I can certify that all the chickens in the state have four acres to roam free.

5. So, this is darling. A telling of the Christmas story by little tiny people. That first sheep in the stable killed me. He didn’t seem to care much for Mary and Joseph. And that third wise man wasn’t all that interested in going to visit the baby Jesus.

6. Third night of Hanukkah last night!

They have eyes, but cannot see; ears, but cannot hear. They are rebels against the light; they are strangers to its ways, and do not stay in its path. For darkness is morning to all of them; for they are friends with the terrors of darkness. Indeed the light of the wicked fails; the flame of his fire does not shine. The light in his tent darkens; his lamp fails him. They grope without light in the darkness; He makes them wander as if drunk. And I will banish them from the sound of mirth and gladness, the voice of bridegroom and bride, and the sound of the handmill and the light of the lamp. All the lights that shine in the sky will darken above you; and I will bring darkness upon your land — declares the Lord God. Listen, you who are deaf; you blind ones; look up and see! — Psalm 115:5-6; Job 24:13, 17; Job 18:5-6; 12:25; Jeremiah 25:10; Ezekiel 32:8; Isaiah 42:18

7. I’m going to take a little bloggy break next week, you guys. Maybe not the whole week — I might need to give you up-to-the-minute updates about all of the happenings in Deer River, the 900-person town my mom lives in. But I probably won’t blog the first half of the week for sure. So, have a wonderful Christmas. I hope it is blessed with family and friends. Most importantly, I hope the birth of our savior — the one who brought light to darkness — will bring you joy this season.

Happy Christmas!

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3 Responses to “Christmas List Friday!”

  1. Ginna said

    So glad you got to see the farm boys of my alma mater. Now you know why I didn’t find a husband there:). That video is SOOO cute. I loved Mr. Star. Adorable. Merry Christmas, friend!!!

  2. denisemorris said

    Ginna — I thought of you last night at the game! I know — that little star and his arms killed me. Merry Christmas!

  3. t said

    Merry Christmas, enjoy your blog break – but not for too long!

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