Thursday, December 15, 2005
Putting Up the Nativity Scene
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.--Luke 2:7 KJV
Yesterday was a good day. I got a lot done. I finished cleaning up the living room and set up the remainder of the Christmas decorations. I think putting up the Nativity scene is one of my favorite parts, although for some reason I never seem to know quite how to position all the figures. Jesus, Mary and Joseph are centrally located of course, but it's everyone else that confounds me a bit. For example, should the shepherds be in the stable as well, or should they be located as if they are still arriving? Same with the wisemen.
Actually, I never really had that problem with the wisemen in the Nativity scene my parents had. They were all riding camels, so naturally they were in transit. I think one year I even insisted that we put them all the way across the room on the fireplace mantel so that the authenticity of "coming from afar" would be achieved.
I love the way our living room looks now that it has been straightened up and decorated. I can't wait for Brad to come home so I can see the look of shock on his face at how different it looks compared to the state it was in when he left. Maybe if the mood grabs me, I'll even do some laundry :) That's a bit unlikely, but you never know.
Current mood: satisfied and content
Current snack: honey roasted peanuts
Emotional weather: light breezes
Health-O-Meter: 82% of baseline with 1 week remaining of Levaquin
Love and Light,