The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Who's counting.....

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

7 December 2005

How many days left until Christmas?

Who's counting... I don't have time: Just let me know when it's here... because I don't want to miss it. I do want to celebrate. It's the biggest event of the year.

Do you feel like you're on a fast train and you don't know where it's going? That's a little bit how Christmas time is.

If you aren't use to meeting deadlines, it might be a strain on the nerves.... and there are colds and the flu to add to the fun.

At The Quill, we have been burning the midnight oil in order to finish up the 2005 Christmas book, while at the same time, working to meet the weekly paper deadline.

Christmas shopping, baking, and sending cards are always on hold this time of year, and I am thinking about a simpler way of celebrating the birthday of a babe born in simple surroundings. Yes, I know, there are only a few weeks to prepare, but I think all that is needed is a lighted candle, a star, a bent knee, a prayer, and soft voices singing Christmas carols of that blessed event of so long ago. 18 days? :I'll be ready.