The Eight Day of Christmas
The eight maids a-milking point us to the eight beatitudes – “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven… Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted… Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth… Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled… Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy… Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God… Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God… Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
New Year’s Day! Chris and the boys played video games all night, so they were sleepy heads. I woke up at 10, so I wasn’t that ambitious either haha. I took Edelweiss girl for a nice, rainy walk, and made some flapjacks for breakfast when I got home. Tasty! The boys had woken up and started playing xbox again, which woke Chris up too (along with my angelic voice saying, “time to wake up, Christopher!”).
Early in the afternoon we went to safeway for some reason, formerly called Eagle. I miss those days of Eagle. And I still often refer to plastic store bags as “eagle bags”. Here’s what we found in the Eagle parking lot. This is very Homer. :)
We stopped by Holly and Jordin’s house at a convenient time when she was making tasty salmon croquets. So we ate that with them and that was good. Speaking of Holly dolly, she gave me this little frog ornament for Christmas, and today I found it under the tree, like this… Piper… that cute kitty must’ve torn it apart and eaten it’s eyeball.
On this January 1st night, Chris spent it productively at the office, and I spent it productively at home doing some super great cleaning, organizing, tidying, and taking pictures of our animals.