Friday, December 21, 2007

YAY! Its Pre-Christmas!

We'll be heading to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow so pre-Christmas has officially started. Pre-Christmas is the time when we are officially off work (as in the 9-5 one) and the only 'work' we do are related to Christmas. The only tunes we hum are carols. The colors I choose to wear are also brighter. I really like to getting into the swing of things over the last few days before Christmas.

Sometimes I feel that the pre-Christmas atmosphere is more fun than Christmas Day itself. Its all about the travel home and the anticipation of fun and laughter with loved ones. Its also about the last minute shopping, gift wrapping and hope that the recipient will genuinely enjoy the gift. People are generally in a festive mood and there is a feeling of happiness floating around. I know that this isn't how everybody feels but I have been lucky to enjoy this type of pre-Christmas every year.

This will be my last post until we get back next Wednesday so let me wish you all a Merry and Blessed Christmas now. Enjoy this time with friends and family. And for those of you who live where there is snow, please go out and roll around in it. Jump around in it. Make big foot prints. And of course, think of me while you're doing all that because I'm still waiting for my White Christmas.

'Do you hear what I hear?' has been going around and around in my head since I commented on Bilbo's blog last night. Here's the last verse....

Said the king to the people everywhere,
"Listen to what I say! Listen to what I say!
Pray for peace, people, everywhere,
Listen to what I say! Listen to what I say!
A Child, A Child sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light,
He will bring us goodness and light."


Bilbo said...

Let me be the first to wish you and your family a very Merry and safe Christmas and a great trip to Kuala Lumpur (don't forget to take some pictures for me). And as soon as we have a decent snow here, I'll take some pictures of us clowning in it for you. Best wishes, Bilbo.

Hydes Like Us said...

Can't wait to hear about your Christmas journey.

Have a lovely and blessed Christmas. I've so enjoyed getting to know you through your writing.

-And a happy New Year too!!


John said...

Have a Merry pre-Christmas and a blessed Christmas Day, Amanda.

He will indeed bring goodness and light!!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Have an absolutely wonderful Christmas, Amanda. Enjoy your trip.

Kellan said...

Merry Christmas Amanada - to you and your family and I look forward to seeing you when you get back. Kellan

JUST A MOM said...

enjoy Merry Christmas to you.

Serina Hope said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Amanda!!