Yes, I know it’s January and yes, I know some of us are still on a cool sprint after only a brief respite (if that) from Advent and Christmas BUT… before we move too far along into The Next, I wanted to give us a chance to reflect onWhat Was.
A couple of staff members and I sat down today and wrote down what worked and didn’t work during the Advent and Christmas season. There are quite a few things bearing down on us at the moment so it was a discipline to do it, but ten and a half months from now Future Me is going to LOVE that we made the effort.
And so partly to give us all a record and partly to give us all a chance to reflect on the 2010 Holiday Season now that we are out of it, I ask you this:
1) What food item was one of your favorites this year – a definite keeper?
On Christmas Day we had beef tenderloin with garlic smashed redskin potatoes and roasted asparagus with a balsamic splash. It was absolutely wonderful, and the menu will be a keeper for sure!
2) Was there a meal or party or a gathering that stands out in your mind from this mose recent holiday season?
Memories of the late-night welcome home for our Music Man will remain with me for a long time.
3) Were you involved in a jaw-dropper gift? Were you the giver or recipient or an on-looker?
Well, it wasn’t intended to be a jaw-dropper at first, but replacing the family (room) television turned out to be quite a surprise because we splurged a bit and because the picture is still astounding us each time we turn it on.
4) Was there at least one moment where you experienced true worship?
Yes, more than one…thankfully! One was celebrating communion on Christmas Eve at the last of the 4 services and the other was listening to Music Man sing O Holy Night, accompanying himself on guitar.
5) What is at least one thing you want to make sure you do next year?
Get my Christmas cards out earlier…they are still not out!
BONUS: What is something you absolutely must remember to do differently… or not at all!
I plan to bake fewer Christmas cookies next year…we just don’t give out or serve as many as we once did. And we don’t eat as many ourselves either.