We had a visit from Nanna and Grandad H late on last week. It was good to see Grandad in fine fettle since he has been below par these past weeks. He very kindly brought Benedict a pocket watch to help him learn to tell the time. Benedict thought it cool especially since the guard on Polar Express has one just like it. You guessed it, I caved and let him watch said film as a treat yesterday, for being so compliant with regards to restarting the pump (We try to avoid Christmas fillms until a bit closer the time).
As with every Advent we do our best to make way for the Lord but often at this end we are fire fighting daily. Having said this we all managed mass at the weekend albeit at different times and for the past two days, Dave and I have managed a short Advent reflection at the start of the day. Like all thing it is early days and a lot can happen between now and Jesus' birthday. Part of today's reading ws based on the prayer by St Francis of Assisi:
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred; let me sow love. Where there is injury; pardon. Where there is doubt; faith. Where there is despair; hope. Where there is darkness; light, and where there is sadness; joy.
Am hoping to celebrate a few of the Saint's feast days that are due around this time, so will be googling a few of the online resources for ideas and crafts. Keep warm on this first day of December.