Christmas is coming

You Are a Cranberry and Popcorn Strung Tree

Christmas is all about showcasing your creative talents. From cookies to nicely wrapped presents, your unique creations impress everyone.

This afternoon was the east coast Groovy Sisters Province Advent Liturgy & Luncheon. It was a lovely time, although I was in high introvert mode. I'm still getting to know folks in this Province, and a room full of people who know who I am but that I don't necessarily know the names of tends to make me a bit quiet. Given that reality, however, I enjoyed myself and got to know some folks better.

I was tired by the time I got back to the house, however. Lucky for me folks were scattering hither & yon so I had the place to myself for a few hours to recover. I plopped myself in front of the tv and got crafty ... making a few Christmas gifts. I enjoyed myself and got reacquainted with my crafty side. A nice way to spend the evening. There are times when I realize I miss aspects of living alone. Community is wonderful, but there's something about quality alone time that is important as well. I guess the trick is learning how to balance the two.

We're going to be decorating our actual Christmas tree this week. Maybe I can string some cranberries & popcorn to match my blog quiz!


Christine said...

Susan, it's always great to get that alone time. And the difficulty of finding it in your own home is real. I've learned to find somewhere outside of the house (convent) that is a home away from home, of sorts. When I was in the novitiate, one of my fellow novices (and still dear friend) and I would schlep off to Starbucks for a few hours. She was from Toronto and me from SF; it was the closest we could come to the big city... we'd sit in separate spaces and enjoy the atmosphere and the anonymity.

Anonymous said...

hi sister :)

i just wanted to pop in and tell you that Sufjan has Christmas music!!

is that not one of the best bits of info you've heard all day?

and it's wonderful.

peaceful season to you. this introvert understands the need for plopping and crafting, as well :)

Susan said...

Plopping and crafting! I like that.
I live in a house that is quite large; I was until May, the convent coordinator here. There are spaces for quiet here (thank God) and spaces to gather.
My friends and I call solitary time together "parallel play" - time to read or sip tea or craft or knit in silence.

Autumn said...

I did the quiz, and I'm a traditional tree ~ "why re-invent the wheel"!