The Eleventh Day of Christmas
The eleven pipers piping stand for the eleven faithful Apostles – Simon Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James bar Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas bar James.
The day wasn’t super eventful, and I’ve been slacking on my 12 days of Christmas gifts, obviously. I went for a nice walk with Edel Cradle and PIPER (too bad there weren’t 11 pipers piping, but I’m so glad we just have one little Piper). I wasted some time today slouching on the couch and aimlessly scrolling on my phone. That’s annoying. My day didn’t quite go as planned, but how often do things go as planned? Life can still be super great even if it isn’t as we plan. What do we know anyway? :)
I had to pick up my nieces after school because Holly and Jordin went to Anchorage to get a new used truck. Once I got them taken care of, I had some grocery shopping to do too, because Chris and I hosted Empty Nesters’ FHE at our crib, jk at our house, tonight. I love our Empty Nesters group and I’m glad they have Chris and I be a part of them! :)
The FHE (family home evening) group is usually a potluck and then a little lesson. We hold it every two weeks and different people host it each time. Chris and I haven’t participated in it too much this past year with summer boat cleaning and trips out of Alaska, but things are getting more into a nice routine now, and we like that. Even though winter has been soggy recently, it still has plenty of sweet and cool moments.
I had my mind set on making spring rolls for FHE tonight, and Chris made tasty chicken noodle soup. But we got home pretty late with not much time to prepare. I don’t like feeling rushed! But I had so many helping hands to create the spring rolls! It was wonderful. It is so nice to share food together, to break bread.
Natalie spent the night at my house, and Katy at my mom’s, since my sister and her husband were in Anchorage. Natalie had some homework to do and we made it through that, and then came the best part of the day, sitting at the table with her, talking, and eating ice cream. Oh, I love that girl. I love them both. Then Natalie and I went to bed (Chris slept on the couch so she and I could take our bed) and we talked a lot and it was great. She has such thoughtful, curious questions. I love her.