Festive Fragments

I am officially a die-hard Fragmenter! I'm joining in yet again, as I do almost every week, for Mrs 4444's Friday Fragments.

I'm like the Postal Service; neither rain nor snow nor dark of night nor Christmas Eve
will keep me from my Fragging!
(also, I may or may not have been known to go Postal once or twice. But that's really irrelevant.)

I seriously feel as if I've been on a roller coaster this past week. Many very good things have happened. Some other quite bad things have happened. Some of it I've mentioned here, some I haven't, but may later. Right now, I'm focusing on the good things. I'm determined not to let any of it get me down, or ruin our Christmas!

Tomorrow night is the Candlelight Christmas Eve service at our church. John is off work (YAY!!) and I am so looking forward to this service. I need it. And our church family has been just amazing lately through this trying time, and I can't wait to see them and spend time with them.

John and I are having lasagna for Christmas. We decided to forgo the traditional dinner and instead have one of our favorite meals. I can't wait!

This is totally off-subject, but hey, it's Friday Fragments and that's what it's all about!
Last week I found out that my cousin's husband, who is a 50 year old man, recently texted my cousin, a 40 year old woman, and told her he wanted a divorce.
He asked her for a divorce via text message.
I thought high school kids breaking up via text was bad.....we're talking about a 16 year marriage here with ADULTS! They have a child as well. He met another woman, at a bar, while he was away on 'business'.

I'm not at all ready for Christmas.
It's Christmas Eve.
No stress.....

Have I mentioned lately that I have the best husband I could ever have asked for? He has been so wonderful through the tough times lately. He is getting very close with some of the men from church and I am seeing a change in him that is subtle but very admirable. I'm in awe. And in love. Life is Good.

I hope you're all ready for Santa to come tonight! I hope you're on the Good list (unlike me, although most of my commenters agreed that the Naughty list is more fun ;-P ).

Other than my Christmas greeting tomorrow, I probably wont be on much from now till New Year's, so I wish you the very best!

And as always, visit Mrs 4444s for more Festive Friday Fragments!

Mommy's Idea


heather@actingbalanced.com said...

Merry Christmas from another die-hard ff follower ... totally get you about the whole roller coaster week ... I haven't quite found my holiday spirit yet - hoping it's in the closet with the unwrapped gifts...
Hope the service is beautiful and you have a great holiday!

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Lasagna on Christmas? Innovative.

I think that's pretty cool.

We're doing ham and meatballs.

I'm a turkey man, myself. But I always get out-voted.

cardiogirl @ cardiogirl.net said...

I've never heard of the Friday Fragments but I like that idea, especially when I'm struggling for a topic to write about.

Merry Christmas I hope things settle down and you have a fantastic day.

p.s. Love your owls!

Tara R. said...

A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Lasagna sounds wonderful. It's time for new traditions! I love your little divider mittens. Can't believe the text your cousin got. She will be better off without him, he has no balls! (I am really sorry, I know how painful it is and I will pray for her) I am planning on going to a candlelight service tonight, I love them.
Merry Christmas. xoxo

Kat said...

I love the idea of lasagna for Christmas! We are just doing appetizers. Tons and tons of appetizers. We do the same thing for New Years Eve. No need to be fancy. ;)

Divorce via text. Wow. What an arse.

I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!

Tettelestai said...

we love lasagna too!! i pray that next year will find you less stressed. i am looking forward to our Christmas even service as well.
have a great Christmas!

Doreen McGettigan said...

What a jerk that texting fool is jeeze! I hope all of your bad stuff leaves with the end of this crazy roller coaster year and the New Year brings all kinds of good stuff (for both of us)!
Hope you have a peaceful Holiday and a very yummy lasagne!

Tammie said...

merry christmas!

i think lasagna sounds great. we're having soup because its cold and it means we dont have to be in the kitchen cooking all day on christmas.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Interesting fragments. We're have sloppy Joes and reindeer cookies for Christmas dinner since restaurants are closed.

Mrs4444 said...

Sorry to hear you've been having a rough time. I'm glad you're staying positive.

One of these days, I'm going to talk the family into going to a candlelight Christmas mass--There's nothing like it. I'm happy for you and your husband; that you have so much support. I'll keep you in my prayers.


Anonymous said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! It's wonderful that you are so very much in love with your husband. Life is good (even through the hard times) and it's great that you can realize it!