Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

So here I am on Christmas Eve at work. I really wish I wasn't working today. I don't feel motivated to do anything. David has today and the day after Christmas off as well. It would have been nice to be able to spend the extra time with him. One nice thing though was the drive to work. There was no traffic and I got here so quickly.

We also did a Secret Santa gift exchange and the office manager got my name. She goes all out for her person each year, so I got a huge gift basket full of Bath and Body stuff. I was extremely surprised and thankfully at her generosity. For my person, I had no clue what to buy her. On her slip, she put she liked jewelry and earrings. I don't know her very well so I was a little nervous buying jewelry as it is item that people have so many likes and dislikes. I ended up getting her a pair of earrings and I thought they were very pretty. I really wanted her to like her gift and I think she did from her reaction. I got my two co-workers that I share our room with, a gift bag with British candy that I bought from Cost Plus World Market. I love that store! I figured they probably had never had them before and it would be a cute gift.

My work is also doing a lunch for all of us so that is very nice of them. Last year they left us leave an hour early. I wish it was a half day though. I am sure they day is going to drag on forever!

For this evening, we don't have any plans. The hubby's family still hasn't decided what they want to do. I do know we aren't going down to our friends place in the OC. I was bummed to hear that. I told David, I still wanted to go to church this evening. I know our church does not have an Christmas Eve service so I don't know where we would go. Growing up my family always used to go to the midnight service and it was always so beautiful. I definitely miss those memories.

I need to consistently remind myself when I get frustrated that I am currently at work or that the Christmas plans aren't going as I would like, that we are extremely blessed by the Lord. He has provided David and I both with jobs that pay our bills, great friends, an amazing church and we live in a country where we aren't persecuted for our faith. It's so easy to get discouraged, but I need to take this time to really focus on the true meaning of Christmas and celebrate the birth of Jesus.

"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel." Isaiah 7:14

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