Tuesday, December 04, 2007

3 weeks till Christmas...

November has come & gone. It was a busy month; with a lot of activity. Now December is here, with only 21 days till Christmas!

There’s a lot to do before Christmas: 7 long, busy, hectic, full clinic days, 3 vaccination days, 2 Sundays to practice the Sunday School Christmas play, 1 staff Christmas party to plan/organize/enjoy, many childrens' gift bags to put together, a house to decorate…

Does it feel like Christmas yet? Well, yes & no.
It’s not cold, but we have had some rain this week (surprisingly!) so it’s a bit cooler. The few stores here (supermarkets) are not yet playing Christmas music. However, because I’m organizing the children’s Christmas play at church, I’ve been singing ‘O come all ye faithful’ for the past week. Bliss café where we sometimes have our Sunday lunch, has a very small Christmas tree in the corner of the café; the first & only one I’ve seen so far. And friends are starting to head home for their Christmas holidays.

So, yes, Christmas is coming. I’m looking forward to it. It’ll be nice to have a little break from work. And I am excited about the Christmas program at church. As a Mercy Ships team, we will spend a few days/nights at the beach over Christmas which will be fun as well. A time of reflection, thanksgiving and anticipation…

2 comments:

KreativeMix said...

i have to say.......... i miss christmas in freetown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!oh well :-)

Sa Lone Pikin

marianne said...

Lieve San
Another Christmas together in Salone, will be great to have some down time.
Love
mama

~ Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly. micah 6:8 ~