I'm sure most of my readers are keeping busy this month with various preparations for Christmas. Our house is no exception. Rob is busy with his last few classes of the semester and preparing for exams. He also helped out with some landscaping at church Saturday morning when the men had a work day. I've been busy shopping, sewing a few last minute Christmas gifts, and baking a few cookies.
Monday was a very sad day at our house because of the death of our seventeen year old cat Adelaide. She had become very thin recently and was showing other signs of distress. She had a lot of personality for such a little creature and will be greatly missed here in our home. My husband wrote a tribute to her here.
Friday morning I joined a group of people from our church to help with the Christmas decorating. There was a lot to be accomplished but the work went pretty quickly with so many people helping. It was enjoyable to fellowship with ladies I have known for some time and to meet one new member who has recently moved here from Illinois.
After a sad beginning to our week we had a rather sweet ending. My good friend, Sandy and her husband went up to Ohio for Thanksgiving and brought back some cornmeal mush (in a loaf form) and some maple syrup. Sandy and I used to work together and she knew that I love fried mush.
Friday evening we had a special meal of fried mush and sausage patties with maple syrup. After our supper we spent the rest of the evening decorating the Christmas tree.
Have you ever eaten fried mush?
Our one remaining (eighteen year old) cat, Clementine spends most of her time under the tree. We got her at Christmas time when she was about one year old and she has always loved sleeping under the tree.
On Saturday my friend Judy and I went out to the Grain Loft in Duncan for their grand opening. They sell a variety of grains, grain mills, mixers, blenders, dried beans, seeds, rice, nuts, etc. They have a lovely new store and they also deliver here in the area.
This morning we went to a nearby nursing home where one of our pastors has a service each Sunday morning. Rob helps with the music from time to time and it was enjoyable to sing some Christmas carols with the residents there.
Although we are saddened at the loss of Adelaide we have much to be thankful for, including our family, friends, church, and the peace we can have through the Lord Jesus Christ.
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