Thursday, December 20, 2007

I'm still here...

Well, sort of.

This Christmas program is consuming all of my time.

I finished writing the last part about 2 weeks ago. There's nothing like waiting until the last minute. So the "heavy duty" practices started - and so did the costuming. I was ok until I saw these. They're so beautiful. I had to make my own pair. (I'll post pics of the program next week.)

Needless to say, I've been attached to my hot glue gun for the last few days. It's been interesting. I bought the feathers from these wonderful people, and have been gluing feathers to the "skeleton" for the angel wings. They should be done tonight. Mom said she would bring her van over so that I don't have to try to fit them into the back end of my car. Then, it's on to everything else that needs finished.

It's hard to tell someone how to help you when you have a picture of what you want in your head (and need to try to figure out how to complete that picture in real life), so I've not had much help. That's ok, but it's starting to wear me out. I finally gave some stuff to my Aunt, BA. She's on the crafty side of things. She's helping me with turning a clear glass jar/boxy-thingy into an "Alabaster Box". That should be some fun.

Has anybody out there used acrylic glass paint?

Anyway, I ony have a few other things to finish, but I had a kink thrown in the plan. Tuesday night, long after the costumes had been picked out, I remembered that there were 2 more people to outfit with costumes that weren't there for Sunday's rehersal. Here's the problem: someone has done something to all of the costumes. We only found 11 regular costumes. There were about 20 angel costumes that would fit all of the little kids, but no other adult costumes. So, BA is helping me with those as well. I bought a pattern and fabric yesterday and she's going to whip those together for me. I will check a couple of other hiding spots tonight after choir practice, but I'm not sure that I'm going to find anything. So I'm covering my back-side.

I'll probably be swamped between now and Christmas, so y'all have yourselves a very merry Christmas. And remember the reason for the season is Jesus.

Thank you, Father, for my interweb friends. I ask that You would be close to each of them. Help us to keep our focus on You. That You would be praised from each of us and from the bottom of our hearts. Help us to see what we already have, without all of the presents, because it's just stuff. Help us to remember those who don't have, and help us to be generous to them, because that could be us. May we truly be thankful for You sending the most precious gift ever given - Your Son, Jesus. May we praise You more through the coming year. May we never fail to take the opportunity to witness to someone about You - and when necessary, use words. Thank You for all that You do for us - even when we don't see it or feel it. Help us when we fail You. Keep us sweet in our souls. In Jesus name, Amen.