Friday, December 25, 2009


Merry Christmas!!

A present I would really like is to know if you are reading my blog. Can you comment if you read regularly?

AND!! You can "follow" my blog so you can keep reading forever. I think this is the "Follow" link. If not, do let me know.

So far for Christmas I have received hot chocolate mix with candy canes and marshmallows, an apron, a share of a bright green rug, a candle with a wooden wick that is my own miniature hearth, some silk flowers, chopsticks for my hair, and a gift card to Target.

Which is a lot more than I have given. I like giving, but must be waiting for the non-traditional moments of inspiration in order to give. Books are my favorite things to give, but I also like to give candy and silly toys like a Slinky, and homemade things like aprons and shoulder bags. And there's always money. Some year I want to do Christmas as a charity event: scour charity catalogs for the perfect thing to give. Ann Voskamp and her family do Christmas like that, and it sounds quite fun.

Tell me about your Christmas. Has it been special? Wonder-full? Boring? Difficult? Jovial? Giving? Receiving?

To God be all glory.


Cheryl said...

I do follow your blog, but in a reader, not with blogger's follow feature.

I've enjoyed your posts! Merry Christmas!

Danny said...

In response to your request for reader notifications:

I'm an occasional reader. (I would read more regularly but time doesn't allow for it.) I found your site through searching blogspot for blogs that are similar to mine, and have a link to yours on my blog. Keep up the good work - this is a nice blog!

Lisa of Longbourn said...

Thank you both!

To God be all glory,
Lisa of Longbourn

Hannah said...

I follow and read when I can. I wish I had time to write like you do! I like writing... But God has me busy with other things now.
Great job! Keep it up.
God bless!

Lisa of Longbourn said...

You're from Maine! Pictures I've seen are so pretty! I want to visit Iceland some day, but if I can't make that, I'd settle for Maine.

Thanks for letting me know you read my blog.
To God be all glory,
Lisa of Longbourn

Robert said...

I follow your blog and regularly check your site and read when I can.

The follow link you posted doesn't work but there is one below your recent posts list.

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Brian Flannery said...


I like the idea of Christmas as a charity event. Americans can pick between "For Christmas I bought you this transient plastic junk" and "For Christmas I contributed on your behalf to a refugee orphanage in Cambodia."

Lisa of Longbourn said...

Thanks for "de-lurking".

It's hard to do the Christmas charity thing. You have to get others to agree. And I am not dictator in my family. But it would be more fun, maybe, to persuade them without force.

To God be all glory,
Lisa of Longbourn