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Sunday, November 28, 2010

let the Christmas season begin!!

Another family tradition complete. The Christmas CD's are out and playing. What memories...what joy, preparing and praising Him, the One who is the reason for this awesome season.
College boy was here this weekend. Dad is taking him home as I write. It was a good Thanksgiving weekend. One, also, that makes me want to have a more specific 'plan' for college boy to follow when he returns for his Christmas break! You know, the kind where he will know what is expected but he will not feel bossed around like the other kids. One that will, hopefully, limit mom's reminders, while he earns his food and drink, if you know what I mean!! I was even thinking of listing his responsibilities and signing an 'agreement'. Why?, do you wonder? Was the weekend a bust? A disaster? NO...not at all, but you mom's of college kids may already be versed in the role confusion of a child who is still not 100% out of the nest but is quite grown up on their own most of the year! This is new territory here. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them. I am looking forward to a wonderful Christmas break with him, coming up real soon!

How are your Christmas decoratings coming?

Also, lots of musings and planning for homeschooling next quarter...mmmm.

2 comments:

Beth said...

We set our tree up Sunday evening too. Hope to post pictures soon :-)

Tonya said...

Can't wait to see them!

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Why MAGNANIMOUS?

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.