Saturday, November 28, 2015


I woke up around 7 a.m. this morning to a beautiful sunrise.  I grabbed my camera because I just had to get a shot of it.

I made out my to-do list for the day and promptly fell asleep for a couple of hours.  I woke up with the phone ringing and my friend, Genny, telling me she and her husband and daughter were at church and ready to decorate for tomorrow.  I was NOT ready.  I told her I'd be there in 1/2 hour -- and I was.  I got showered, dressed and out the door.  But I didn't have time to eat.  And to tell the truth, I didn't even notice until hours later.

Joe, Genny, Janae and I worked our little tails off getting everything done.  But now the church looks beautiful for tomorrow.

This is the welcome table which is the first thing you see when you enter the sanctuary.

We found poinsettias and wreaths to put in the windows.

I put tablecloths and candles on the tables for our fellowship time.

Here is Janae with the tree.  Her dad, Joe, and she did a great job putting it up and decorating it.  It looks beautiful with the gold ornaments and gold lights.

The communion table with a nativity scene, the Bible, and the advent wreath.  I still need to put a white candle in the middle.  I have the candle, just not a holder.  I'll go to Dollar Tree this week and get something.
 I had to leave after about an hour and a half to take Pumpkin to the vet to get his first shots.  I felt bad leaving the clean up to them, but they said it was OK.  They had to leave too because they had a doctor appointment.

On the way home I got another shot of the sky.  It looked like a watercolor.

As you can see it really clouded up.

The trees in the Arsenal really look like November now.  No pretty October colors any more

On the way downtown I was commenting how beautiful the skyline was.  Joe took my camera and got a shot of it.  It wasn't the particular shot I was going for, but it is a beautiful picture nonetheless.

We got down there and got Pumpkin a checkup and his first shots.  It didn't faze him at all.  The vet has three cats that live there.  They are the biggest cats I have ever seen.  I got a couple of pictures of them.  They are HUGE.

We stopped at Sonic on the way home and got something to eat.  Then went home.  I had to run to Rite Aid so I did that right away.  While I was there I saw the cutest holiday socks.  I had to get some.  Aren't they great?  I think I'm going to go back and get some more.  They had so many different patterns.

I had so much more to do today but I fell asleep.  But I did a lot.  

Yesterday's movie was "Help For the Holidays" (2012).  I had seen it before and it's one of my favorites.

Today it was "Mars Needs Moms" (2011).  I had never seen it before.  I thought it was cute but not wonderful.  I did love the animation though.  I'm a sucker for anything animated.

And with that, folks, I have to end and get to bed.  I won't be able to get up for church otherwise.  Have a good night, everyone.

33 days to retirement 


  1. No wonder you're tired! You did a LOT! The church looks beautiful & very welcoming. Glad Pumpkin's up to date.That tuxedo cat looks so majestic! And BIG! You're not kidding. I agree,the socks are cute. I like the red & white with the bow. Maybe I'll check them out. I would absolutely LOVE to sit on the porch of that house! Just listening to the beautiful!

  2. Wow - you did have a busy day. I know you haven't been feel top notch so am surprised you got so much done. The sky is beautiful and I LOVE the socks. I always pick up socks for my grands for Christmas morning so we don't have any cold feet--the all match, too. lol

    Hope you have a blessed Sunday in your prettily-decorated church. xo Diana
    ps- those cats ARE huge!

  3. Definitely a busy day my friend! I LOVE the Church decor, just beautiful. I didn't make it to Church today because my Anika is in bed with a busting headache.

    Those are some HUGE cats!!!


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