Time just rushes by and here it is less than a month until Christmas. Unbelievable!
And it has been 11 months since I retired. I am very much enjoying being a homemaker and finally getting the house under control. Although right now it looks worse than it has in awhile. I think it's one of those thing where it has to look bad before it can look good. But it is coming along. Every week we have tons of recycling going out. Paperwork is the bane of my existence.
I wanted to start putting away the fall decorations today but instead spent several hours at church decorating for the beginning of Advent tomorrow. There were five of us there and we all went to work. Pastor Ralph was very helpful doing the heavier lifting for me. The church really looks nice. Here are a few pictures for you.
The Fellowship Time tables. Carolyn did the centerpieces and they are just beautiful!
This is the table when you first come into the church. The bulletins are there to pick up and you can see the coat rack behind the table.
This is the Nativity scene on that table. I bought the table runner in Lancaster in September. It is just perfect there.
Carolyn, Dorothea and Alice did the windows. Beautiful! (Ignore my reflection.)
Poinsettias across the communion table.
The Nativity scene at the front on the Communion table.
The tree. This was a group effort by all of us.
The church all decorated.
The podium all ready to go. Just lovely.
We are set for Advent. Now if I could just do the same at home!
I had to stop at Rite Aid on the way home to get some grape juice for communion tomorrow. As I was in line to check out I saw some Peeps. If you have read my blog for any length of time, you know my weakness for Peeps. So I got a box of trees and a box of gingerbread flavored gingerbread boys. Yum!
I have to go now and make some sugar cookies for Fellowship Time tomorrow. I have a new recipe so I hope they turn out.
Sunrise: 6:58 a.m.
Sunset: 4:37 p.m.
9 hours and 39 minutes of daylight