Eating: Maltesers. It says it's a jumbo share pack. I won't eat ALL of them while I am sitting here. But I doubt very much if I'll be sharing what's left!
Drinking: A glass of cold water with eight iceblocks in it, one of which is a lemon iceblock. Would have been nice with a few mint leaves floating in it, but the mint is dead.
Reading from the Bible: Romans. The reading plan has crashed. That is a post to follow.
Also reading: Nothing. Should be reading Come Thou Long Expected Jesus but I gave my copy away last week because there was someone who just had to have a copy of it.
Waiting: For the order of books to arrive, including a small stash of Come Thou Long Expected Jesus books. When that arrives I will be reading it again, and also sending a copy to Em.
Wanting to say THANKS: To all the kind people who have been ordering books from The Book Depository through my blog. I'm nearly up to £20 in commission. Very excited and grateful. Thank you.
Feeling like things are essentially in hand: For Christmas. The shopping is underway - including some done online this year. I haven't really done that before but it has become a bit of a necessity this time around. The fruit mince is bottled and brewing up ready for mince pies. The family Christmas letter is underway, the Christmas card list is written (somewhat culled this year) and the cards are here and waiting...
However: The Christmas cards don't seem to be writing themselves. My week is generally quite full so I am not sure when I thought I was going to write them. There is some time on the horizon dedicated to the task but as happens most years, some people will be receiving Happy New Year cards rather than Merry Christmas cards.
Glad: There are nine more days of school. Glad that the boys will be at school for nine more days giving me a few pockets of time to get some things done that will be hard to do when they are at home...like buy them a Christmas present. And glad that in nine more school days they will be home, we can hang around in our pyjamas a bit longer in the mornings and operate at a slower pace for a while.
Thankful: For the opportunity to teach Scripture in our local primary school. I have taught the three senior classes this year. Today we covered the real meaning of Christmas and next week we will do a craft activity. Craft for 80 children. Am I crazy??? Some years I get to this point and think, "It's been good but I am glad there is only one more lesson to go for the year." This year I feel a bit sad that it has come to an end. I've had some of these children for three years and now they are off to high school. Praying that my words and actions - these little seeds sown - will spring to Life in the hearts of these children.
Thinking: This is probably my last Status Report. It's been great fun but the opportunity of short summaries in status reports makes it too easy to not post in greater detail on some of these issues during the month. It's making me lazy.
Hoping: You are able to spend some time in the hurley burley of December to think hard and be filled with joy at God's goodness in sending His Son Jesus to earth as we approach Christmas.