Good morning, Sharon and Every Buddy looking in this morning. I've cleaned up the breakfast things, have a load of wash in and brought the trash can up and paper containers up since the trash men were here early. I hope to get my Christmas card mess finished today. I think Tim's friend, Kenny, will be here sometime today to see if I'm OK. Tim and Kris are out of town. Kenny will probably take me to Kroger on Thursday or Friday. I know Tim and Kris are glad for a bit of a respite from taking care of me. I need a haircut, so maybe Kenny can do that on Thursday or Friday, too, as the Great Clips is in the Kroger parking lot.
Sharon, it sounds like your skit was very successful. Did you have it during the regular church service or at a special time? We had a full service of special Christmas music with the choirs, several instruments (we have some very talented church members) and only a brief talk by Nick, our male Senior pastor. His wife wasn't in church yesterday. They have 3 young children and I think at least one of them must have been sick. The oldest daughter is in Kindergarten or First Grade and I can remember how colds were passed around when our boys were those ages!
I hope the weather is mild wherever you are, especially if you are out shopping. Have a nice day, Every Buddy.
]MarsGal, I did enjoy the CP Holiday Train. In 1966 I took a tour of the Canadian Rockies and rode on CP trains plus a bus. One of the most enjoyable and scenic trips.
Annie just left, after bringing our breakfasts. She brought me a cranberry muffin and she brought Tom pancakes along with beverages for both - from Mc D's. She's a good girl and listening to her talk with her dad, she is maturing nicely. She'll be 23 in January. I gave her the Christmas pictures and her Christmas gift (check). The cat always enjoys her visits because she brushes him and sprinkles catnip in his bed.
Joy, I wish we had an Amish store here, but at present I probably would not be able to go to it. But it would be nice to think about. Shipshewanna IN is too far. When I've been there, I have bought both fabric and yarn; fantastic assortment.
Jackie, I am happy Richard had such a good report. I'll bet he is relieved.
Marilyn, I found House Hunters the other day/night??? and passed on by. It could have been the same one you watched in Holland. I don't know a lot about locations in Holland; I could have gotten to James' previous location, but they have moved and I'd need a GPS to get there. Tom knows how to get there, but does use his GPS on his phone. If I looked at a map of the area, I probably could get there OK.
Marilyn, you were very creative with your Thanksgiving salad. I probably would have made a fruit salad or a jello salad. Tom sometimes buys baby spinach and I use that with my sandwiches to get some "green" stuff.
Patricia, I got brainy and checked to see if there was a schedule for the CP Christmas Train. Looks like we just missed any live viewings as the US schedule ran from Nov. 25 to Dec. 16. It began in Montreal and ended in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Those in Canada can still see it today and tomorrow. This is the main page website: https://www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/united-states Click on "Full Schedule" at the right of the schedule to see a map of the train routes. There are two trains, according to the website.
Larry, I've gotten a few of the Amazon free books for my e-reader but find I'm not interested in many of them. And, yes, some of them are surprisingly good even though the author is new and unknown. We like Peanut Clusters, too, and I never thought of making them in the slow cooker. I usually melt the chocolate in the microwave, mix in the peanuts (sometimes I have used cashews which we like better) and drop them on wax paper to cool. So easy and so good, too.
Sunny here today, too, Joy. I talked to my daughter-in=law last night. They live in no. VA, just west of Manassas, and she said they were deluged with 3 inches of rain on Sat. and without power for four hours. Thankfully, they have a generator built into their house electrical system and it started up within just a minute after the power shut down.
I must get some breakfast and get the laundry started. Other than that it is going to be a pretty easy day.....I hope.
Good morning every one, rained yesterday and all night, fell asleep listening to it hit the windows. Looks like most of this coming week we will have some rain. Going to start singing "rain rain go away, come again some other day." Oh well better than being snowed in.
LLOYD Don't worry about your spelling, your friends here know what you mean. It is 39° here now but the weather person says it will be dropping all day and into the teens overnight.
PHYLLIS like you any time I do anything in the kitchen I have to sit or lay on the couch to rest my back. Cooking is almost impossible for me. Glad my CNA is a good cook.
AMY I have more homemade cookies here than I can eat. My DIL made cookies for a cookie exchange at their church and sent 4 different kind for me and then the ones my daughter sent me.
SHIRLEY like you I was never into playing with dolls. Paper ones I would cut the clothes and try them on and then they were put in bags never to bother with again, I had a doll carriage, too, and the only time I bothered with it was to push my nephew in it when my sister and BIL visited. I did like the year I got a new bigger sled and a pair if ice skates. I liked puzzles or books better than toys.
JENNY Jonah looks like a happy baby, Love his little chunky legs. Thank you for sharing. Have a safe trip to your Dad's.
AMY I am getting good at doing nothing even though I hate doing nothing.
LARRY Don made his program interesting telling us things about the composers. How he ever said some of the names of them I had trouble trying to read some.
JOY you sound like me waking early and not being able to go back to sleep, Been that way over a week now. Unusual for me.
Have a good day,
Good morning, Amy and Lloyd.
It is a pretty sunny morning, but cold. At least the rain has disappeared for a while, anyway.
I did get to the Amish Market on Saturday. Got some goodies, and a couple gifts. There are so many good things to look at that it is hard to make choices. We had a nice lunch at the market and then went to another nice store up the road from the market. I did get some bags of Christmas candy that I will divide up among the children. Will make up goodie bags for them.
I have been awake since 2 a.m. I laid there a while and then decided that I couldn't get back to sleep and might as well get up and get a few things accomplished. Wrote some cards and checks that will go out in today's mail. Bundled up a bunch of catalogs and went through another pile of junk mail. Before I knew it, it was almost 6 a.m. Got some breakfast and now need to clean up my dishes and get dressed.
I am getting my hair done, and then if I get done in time, I will go to the exercise class. And, probably a nap will occur at some point. Right now, I don't feel tired at all.
Amy, sounds like you will have a busy day. What is the new recipe you want to try?
And, Lloyd, sure hope you can get the sewer pipe unclogged. Not a very pleasant job to have to tackle early in the morning.
I hope we will hear something from Jane today. She sure is missed.
And, also hope that June will be able to join in today.
I hope everyone will have a pleasant day.
Good Monday morning. It is still cold, but looks like the sun is coming out.
I have been awake since about 2 a.m. I laid there for a while and decided I could get a few things done if I got up. I got some Christmas mail with some checks ready to go out in the mail today. Bundled up a bunch of catalogs and went through a pile of junk mail and have a few things to shred. I usually either cut my name and address off or just black it out with a Magic Marker. Will do some shredding later. Didn't want to run the shredder during the night.
I did get to the Amish Farmers Market on Saturday. So much good stuff to look at. I did buy some pastries to take to a little tea we are having here on TUES. Got some Christmas candy for the little ones and a couple other things for gifts. It was a terrible rainy, chilly day, so I was glad to be inside. The rain had lighten up a lot on the way home. Sunday, I got to Walmart to get a few gift cards and a few other little things. Was back home in about an hour.
Today, I am getting my hair done and if I am done in time, I will go to the exercise class. By that time, I will need a nap. It is surprising that I am not falling asleep sitting here. I have to clean up my breakfast dishes and then get dressed.
Jackie, I am so glad to read that Richard had a good report from his doctor. Hope that the Problem causing the anemia can be a quick fix. I know you are relieved and I sure hope that he is. It always a good feeling when you get a good report from medical tests.
Have a good day.
Good Morning AMY you are up and at it early again this morning good to see you Have a great day.
Good Morning everyone. current weather is 32º and clear shooting for 52º and sunny. as usual something goes wrong around here. the sewer to the lagone stopped up and so far we are un able to get the sewer rat to go through the clog. will go to KC MO today and get some new parts for it hopefully will push it through. hope the day goes better. this old man is too old for this sort of activity. wish you all a great day.
Good morning everyone.
I am up and at'tem this morning....yes at'tem woke up too
Need to deliver a gift this morning, check on neighbours Mom and home to try a new recipe.
We are going to miss "our boy" as the neighbours are coming home late tonight. A lot of his actions remind us of Golden Girl, right down to the Dudley nose.
Larry, would you share your peanut clusters when you find the time please.
Jenny, hope you stocked up on lots of hugs from Jonah.
Mary Ann, I had a washer with the rollers ,enjoyed using that one. Now they have ones with no spinners in them and you use very little water....wonder how you get the clothes clean in them.
Better get a move on here.
Enjoy your day everyone.