Harry Potter Loves Jello is a quirky way our Pastor came up with to remember the Sundays in Advent. Hope, Peace, Love and Joy. And, may I say that it worked because this year everyone remembered, in order, the Sundays of Advent. Advent is the start of the Church's year - easy to remember - its starts with an A - Also if you ever get confused between Advent and Lent, remember ABC, Advent Before Christmas.
As I sit here aching from back to toe after toting 12 Christmas totes down 2 flights of steps I must remember that it is not just the decorations that get us ready for Christmas, it is our hearts that we really need to get ready.
Since Thanksgiving I have been busy taking Autumn stuff down and putting Christmas stuff up. I went shopping at Target Thanksgiving night for some great doorbuster deals for my Grandchildren. I even shopped a little on Black Friday. I must say that after working 35 years on Black Friday it felt good to be off. (I did have off a couple of years ago, but I was laid off at the time so it did not feel so joyous)
I have decorated at home and I have decorated at Church and am almost ready for Advent to begin. My Advent Candle Ring is still in the attic and I will get it down tomorrow, as soon as I get the rest of the junk off the dining room table and the Christmas table cloth on.
Parke and I had the annual Christmas decoration fight. He says I have too many, and I agree, but some decorations bring with them memories. Some of the memories I want to keep, like all the decorations my son made for me when he was in school. Or the manger from my Grandmother's house.
I like good memories, I like Christmas and I love the Baby Jesus. So here's wishing you Harry Potter Loves Jello, oops I mean Hope, Peace, Love and Joy this Christmas season. May this year bring you some fond memories and may your heart be ready to accept the love that comes from God this season in the form of a baby.
and that's another day in Catasauqua.