The stars are brightly shining,
it is the night of our dear Savior's birth.
Long lay the world,
in sin and error pining
'Til he appeared and the soul felt it's worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
tomorrow is Christmas, (whaaa?) and the new year is only seven very short days away. being the procrastinator i am, i managed to wait until last minuet to figure out gifts and all that lovely jazz, but happily everything has worked out perfectly fine. my brother and his girlfriend are hopefully coming down sometime tomorrow, and we will be able to have a lovely day together. i've been streaming Christmas music like crazy for weeks, and it's made me so excited for the season. it is crazy to think that the day after tomorrow everything will go back to normal, the beautiful decorations will go back in the boxes and bins, the music will lay basically unused until next year, and the warm wishes of "Merry Christmas" will end, and people will just say "hello and goodbye" normally again.
i wish the Christmas season were much much longer! :)
io all of this rambling to say: have a Merry, Merry Christmas!