Somewhat melancholy but it was ok.
This morning we went to the beach for regular Saturday morning beach volleyball. We haven't been for awhile. I walked w/ the babe and enjoyed the gorgeous weather. It was breezy but not too chilly. We followed the paved trail a ways then back tracked along the shore line. It's easy to push a stroller along the water's edge and I thought baby would like the change of scenery. He fell asleep. I had a nice long conversation w/ God. Well, I tried to anyway but one of us was quite wordy and the other couldn't get much of a word in edge wise. I think He got his point across though cause I found myself asking for forgiveness for quite a few things.
Later we did some not-Spring cleaning to get ready for Christmas, make room for our hope-we-get-a-tree. Dh barBq'd and few friends and family came over. We hung out in the back yard and had a bonfire going. It was a nice night for that, clear and cool.
I am so blessed to live in such a great area with a wonderful climate. Being at the beach in the morning was way too nice. I am so blessed that God chose me to be born in CA. It sounds funny but I am so serious.
I rearranged my living room a bit, in prepration for Christmas. This required taking a lot of the books and items off the bookshelves. In doing so, many forgotten books literally jumped out at me.
One is: Hundred Dollar Holiday, The Case for a More Joyful Christmas. I highly recommend it. I never finished it when I got it but I understood the gist of it in the first few pages. I'm reading it again now. It confirms and affirms how I feel about 'stuff' in general and is encouraging when faced with the temptations of all that is glittery, especially during this season of high consumerism.`