Hello, friends! Sorry I haven't been around in awhile but I have not been feeling well. Cold? Flu? Exhaustion? I'm not really sure. But I sure feel lousy. We were invited to a party tonight for New Year's Eve, but I'm not up to it. And to top it off Joe threw out his back at the grocery store yesterday. We are a pair!
I'm going to start by telling you about Christmas Eve. What a cold, COLD day. When I got up it was 7*F (-14*C) with a wind chill factor of -11*F (-24*C). It was so cold in the kitchen that I had to bring my breakfast into the living room where I had the fireplace space heater going to stay warm to eat.
We had to run some errands. First the post office (it was up to 16*F (-9*C) by that time), then the bakery to pick up a Happy Birthday Jesus cake that we ordered, and finally to church to turn on the heat and set things up for the morning. We didn't know what to do for lunch so while we were out and about we stopped off at Wawa and got some chicken noodle soup. I am not a soup person, but it was sure good on that cold day.
I also wanted a snack, so I made some "Snowman" cookies from Pillsbury. So easy to take them out of the package, put them on a cookie sheet, and bake them.
Christmas, of course, was a Sunday. And I was running late! I tried not to but... Our pastor was away, and Joe was speaking. And I had two people to pick up and get over there. Donna lives about 10 minutes away so I went to get her first. Then I picked up Rosemary who lives around the corner from us.
We got there in plenty of time, though. Most of our regulars were there, with Rosemary as a visitor. We had our cake and coffee and then started the service. Midway through a visitor walked in who was looking for a church that was open on Christmas. Some weren't. And then towards the end there was a man who came in.
After the service some people went home and some of us decided to go to lunch together. We planned to meet at the Ritz Diner. But when we got there the parking lot was full. The lines were long. The place was packed. We discussed it and decided to go to the Liberty Bell Diner instead. It has been there a long time, but neither Joe nor I had ever eaten there. It was a good choice. We got seated right away and the food was delicious. The service was great too.
Fish and chips
I was very tired. VERY tired. I drove everyone home and then laid down on the sofa. The next thing I knew it was 16 hours later and the next morning. Wow! I knew I wasn't feeling well, but I had no idea I would do that.
So that was my Christmas. The next day was much better. I went to visit my sister. But that is a story for another day.
I hope you all have a wonderful New Year's Eve and Day. I will do my best to be back here tomorrow with another post.