Sunday, December 09, 2012
The day started well with sleeping in. Then an advent church sermon, which is a comforting thing for me. "Getting my Cratchet on" was how I phrased it earlier, but it does have that spirit of expectation, that needs to be nurtured, and that's what advent is all about.
The spirit manifested in pre-Thanksgiving cleaning (i.e. the cleaning I USUALLY do before Thanksgiving). I'm still behind, but a little LESS behind than I was. Saturday afternoon I went to a little senior center's craft fair and bought the tiniest of ceramic Christmas trees, which is my concession to decorating.
Late this afternoon, I went to visit my sister in law. Her condition has deteriorated even since my last visit in November. She can no longer write legibly, and it is obvious she has things she wants to say. She has not been able to speak for some time. ALS is a tragic condition, especially for someone with a rich mind. On Wednesday, she will observe her 60th birthday, one I just passed myself last month.
If anybody out there is the Spark universe is of a praying mind, prayers for this wonderful woman, teacher, friend, mother are welcome. If I could make an impossible wish for Christmas it would be for a miracle for her. For her to be released from her prison, and free.