For those following 'traditional' Advent schemes, yesterday was Gaudete Sunday - 'rejoice' Sunday, the say off from fasting if you are doing it, the day when solemnity is supplanted by anticpatory joy. As we pondered John the Baptist as a harbinger and bringer of joy, I guess we were doing a bit of gaudate-ing... even if I only realised it retrospectively. Duh!
A bit slow generally today... St Eroid has moved on to pester other people, so sleep returns, but drug-induced stiffness coupled with freezing fog outside mean a gentle start to my day off from work.
Looking forward to a week of gentle preparation for our community carol service and then on into the Christmas celebrations... more gaudete-ing in prospect.