Saturday, December 17, 2011

A change of plans

I wanted to take some students to a Christmas market in France today, but the weather was bad. We had a storm last night, and another storm is on it's way. Today was actually OK, but we had already canceled. Sad! So I'm just taking care of some stuff around the house. Juergen is out shopping with the kids. He is stressed trying to find me a Christmas gift. I gave him a list about a month ago. Stuff he could order on line. But now it's too late, and the stores are a zoo. But there is just so much you can do to help. The kids wanted to buy me this vegetable chopper. That wasn’t on my list, but they were sure I needed (wanted) it. So they went to buy it, and it was sold out. That’s when the stress began. But at least I know they are giving me a whole afternoon of thought. This is progress! I guess you should ask people what they want? But giving gifts is a learned art. And my kids are learning from Juergen, and it isn't his strongest area of gifting. I love them all. I'm excited to get any gift at all. I shop for the whole family. It's allot of work. Come Christmas, I want to unwrap something too. And I don't care what it is, because I already have everything. I just want the "thought" and consideration. Does that make any sense? I don't want to give and give and give, and receive nothing back. I would feel bad. Tonight we have a babysitter. Happy to get out with Juergen again. But we are going to a friends house. So poor Juergen isn’t really getting rest this weekend. He needs a vacation.
We show the house in Leimen again tomorrow (God willing). It would be a great gift if we could sell the house.

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