Beginning is near.
Planning is over.
Building of excitement.
Itching to start.
Fearing the unknown.
Trusting in God.
Knowing the knowledge.
written by Dan the Mountain Man
While Christmas Day is finally here! This is the day that Christians around the world celebrate the born of Jesus, the Savior of the World.
This Christmas season has been a hard time for Jo Anne and I. Both of us miss one another very much. We are making our plans for our first Christmas together next year. We have faith that God will work things out for Jo Anne's Visa to be approved soon.
A long with missing my Love, I have been thinking of my grandparents. My grandmother loved Christmas a lot. Both my grandmother and grandfather, even with the limited money they had always made Christmas special for me. I have not decorated where I live much since my grandparents passed away. I plan to decorate the house all out when Jo Anne gets here. I want to make Christmas special for her and our family every year.
This Christmas season has also been hard due to sickness. I have been sick a couple times since Thanksgiving. I am glad that I have not missed a day of work. I am happy that I feel a lot better now. The past couple days off from work and the rest I was able to get was so good. I feel healthy and rested now.
Even with these times where the world is falling apart, Christmas reminds we what my hope is in. My hope is not in the processions I have or the leaders of this world. I put my hope in the promises of God and he has never fail me. He has provided for all my needs and given me family and friends the love me and support me in the hard times of life.
This year has been hard for many people. There has been storms, acts of evil, sickness. Many of us have love ones that are many miles away or have left this life. Our hearts and minds cry out for them. We do not know the things that will come tomorrow. But, this Christmas I hope you will join me and put our worries aside and focus of the promises of God. Remember the true reason for Christmas is this is the Day we celebrate the day God sent his only begotten son to die for our sins so me can become holy in the eyes of God.
This is a music video of Patrick Ovenden. Patrick is one of Jo Anne's friends in the United Kingdom. He posted this video on You Tube and I like it and wanted to share it with you. I hope you like it too.
While I have a new supplier of books for my online store. On Sunday and today, I got around 60 boxes of books to sell. My new supplier seems to be more dependable then my first one which I am not sure what is going on with her business.
How I need to go through the boxes and start posting the books on eBay. I continue to get good feedback on the books I sell. I plan to keep that up. I try to describe and take pictures of the books so people know just what they are buying. I take great care in how I ship the books.
My sales seem to come in surges. I will go while week or so with very few sales and then I will have a couple days that I sell several books a day. I enjoy selling the books even with not making much money at this point. But I am starting to sell more and more of my higher priced books which are still offered at bargain.
I hope the sale continue to pickup because I started selling books online in-order to make a little money to help with the cost of getting Jo Anne here. Once Jo Anne is here and we can focus on other things, Jo Anne and I plan to use the money to help improve the lives of others.
I was able to buy the books due to getting some overtime at work. Unfortunately, I have been sick and not been able to list them online as fast as I would like too. I am feeling better now and hope to get working on the listings. I have four days off this weekend which I plan to work on posting more books online.
The day had arrived.
God's son went to earth.
The angels sung at his born.
The angels spread the news.
To the shepherds and the wish men.
When the shepherds and the wish men came,
The angles sung with joy.
The angels warned Joseph.
Of Herod's evil plan.
They protected the family on their way,
To Egypt to safety.
The angel sung with joy.
Jesus came to save us from our sins.
The angel sung with joy.
Written by Dan the Mountain Man
When you live by yourself you can get behind on the house work quickly. I have been so busy lately I have not been able to cleaning as I would have liked. Today, I started my fall cleaning and organizing my house. I have been wanting to better organize the living room to do things for my online store.
I am halfway done with the cleaning and organizing. I got the major moving around done so I can do a little more cleaning each day. I am hoping with the new setup in the living room it will be easier to do my regular cleaning. Part of the fall cleaning is putting up the plastic on the window which I hope to get done Sunday afternoon. I have done the plastic on the windows the past two winters and it cuts the drafts down a lot.
This year, I got some bubble wrap out of the recycle bin at work and stuff in in the hole above the heater that does not work. I just have been losing a lot of heat out on it because I have been running my heaters on lower setting on the cold nights. I am sure with both the hole and the windows done, I will be nice and warm when the really cold temperatures come.
The fall cleaning will take me several days to do the sweeping and the mopping of the floors. I have already cleaned out the refrigerator. I have the most the sweeping done in the kitchen and living room. Once done with them, I will do my bedroom and hallway. The last will be my storage room.
I hope I can keep going with the cleaning and organizing until I get it all finished. Living by yourself has its good side but having to do all the cleanig just sucks. I will feel better when I get done.