Sometimes I have moments of inspiration that put me on a tear. It could be something useful like cleaning out a closet or organizing recipes. Other times it's something of a more creative nature like making two ridiculously labor intensive blankets at one time.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I quit making those blankets, by the way. My children are just going to have to find out that their mother loves them some other way.
The latest bee in my bonnet is a to create a Jesse Tree. A Jesse Tree is a way to celebrate the advent by studying God's redemptive plan beginning in the Old Testament and working up to the New Testament. Every day the family does a reading from the Bible and then places a corresponding ornament on a small tree. I think it will be great to set aside a few moments each day in December to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.
I've bought a book of Jesse Tree devotions and a four foot Christmas tree.
Now I need to make the ornaments.
25 of them.
With the kids.
Oh sure, I could buy them, but I think it'd have more impact if the kids and I make them together. And I'm too cheap.
I have the paint, 25 pre-cut round wood ornaments and patterns for the pictures on the ornaments. All that's left is to just do it. That's the hard part for me. I can plan and I can shop, but the actual doing is where everything falls apart.
I've invested too much to not follow through. And I know it will be worth it on December 1.
17 days. 25 ornaments.
We start today.