Advent starts tomorrow. There are only 25 days left until Christmas. I have done all my shopping by buying food for the hungry in other people's names. The donations come with a card explaining the gift and how it will enhance the life of struggling people around the world. I will mail those cards with my Christmas cards. I purchased a fish farm, seed potatoes, rabbits for breeding, chickens, art school supplies etc. The gifts are meant to be worked with to improve their families' lives. I match the gift to the recipients' favorite passions.
This year we are meeting on every Tuesday evening of Advent to have a de-stressing time and focus on the reason for the season.
Our wreath at church is like the one above. I know that purple is a royal colour but still it startles me every year when we are thinking red and green.
I did my tenth day of antibiotic IV and they debrided the dead skin on my hand which was really gross looking but much healthier than last week. Praise the Lord for modern medicine and anti-biotics. Even though I don't like them I was desperate with the pain. I hadn't had any antibiotics for 20 years so it was probably safe to use them and the alternative was removing the finger....not an option, thank you very much. However, I won't rest easy until they are all worked out of my system in a few days.
It is not quite this gross now as they debrided the dead skin this morning and it is all red and shiny underneath but the wound is healed.