What a day I had today. A little good. A little sad.
Church this morning was a real highlight of the day. The children of our church performed a skit that was just wonderful. They didn't miss a beat that I noticed anyway!
Our Pastor did a great job with direction, as usual and his wife, well lets just say I didn't realize that she can act!
The little one's brought tears to my eyes. One of the older girls played the piano and it brought back a memory of when Katie played the piano for the Christmas program several years ago.
She was so shy that she only wanted to do it if she could hide behind the Christmas tree! And she did. And she did fine, just as the young girl did today.
|Some of my Santa's|
My son called me right before the service started. My Daughter in laws purse was stolen last night while they were out. Money was charged on their card. And mementos gone.
Fortunately there are several video's of the thief's spending their money. The police have an idea of who the culprits are.
I felt horrible for them but haven't given up hope. All of her identification was taken and has to be replaced. Fortunately they will recover the money that was spent. But my granddaughter Sarahs first notes to her mommy cannot be replaced.
|One of mom's Santa's|
Despite this depressing news I did manage to enjoy our service today.
Than I had to pick Katie up from her church. While she is a member of our church she has been going to a church that is geared towards youth. I can understand as our church is lacking in teens.
The church she attends is mostly filled with children and teens.
I hadn't seen her since yesterday when I dropped her at her friends. When I picked her up today she was feeling miserable. Sore throat, nausea, just lousy. Poor kid.
|My BIG Santa!|
So I have been playing "Mommy" all day. Making tea, soup, ice water, Tylenol. Nurse Mom.
Oh something I forgot to mention. Katie did so good on her grades this semester that she is exempt from semester exams!
The bad news is in order for her to be exempt she must attend school tomorrow. So sick or not she'll just have to go. But that will be her last day and then her Christmas break starts.
|I don't know what I was thinking when I bought that crazy looking one on the right in the back! It can be filled with lamp oil. It has a wick on top that you can't see.|
I am anticipating a call to the doctor tomorrow!
I watched a good movie this evening. "Gran Torino" starring Clint Eastwood. I had seen it when it first came out. I enjoyed it then but did not like the ending. I've been wanting to see it again ever since.
It's strange but this time I understood the ending better and it stirred my emotions to the point of tears. It is not a movie for the faint of heart. It has lots of violence and cursing.
But to me it is Clint Eastwood at his best. It is a story of good verses evil, the strong protecting the weak. I guess you could say that I am a true Clint Eastwood fan. One of my all time favorite movies of his is
"Play Misty for Me". It's an older movie but another good one.
|This Santa is one of my favorites.|
Right now I am watching " A Summer Place" 1959. With Dorothy McGuire and Sandra Dee. Yes I am a movie fan!
It's cold out tonight but most of the ice is gone. I was hoping that Katie could try to get her drivers license sometime this week but we'll just have to wait and see how she feels.
I am so hoping that my husband makes it home for Christmas. We are invited to my son's house for Christmas eve dinner. My daughter in law and her family always do it up right and we have a wonderful time together. It's just not the same when my husband isn't with me. And mom won't be there this year so I do hope and pray that he makes it home safely.
I found out today that my older daughter Ginny is going to San Fransisco with her boyfriend ( That sounds strange, he's in his 30's!) for the holidays. How exciting for her. She's been there before for work but this will be all play. I hope they have a wonderful, fun time!
I think that's all of the news for today. Some good some bad.
I am looking forward to the celebration of our saviors birth. Because of him I am able to enjoy my family and friends who have given me a full life and heart.
I am grateful to have my family and all of you my good friends.
I thank the Lord everyday for this precisous life that he has bestowed upon me.
Now you will excuse me while I go back to enjoying this over acted and very dramatic love story, "A Summer Place".
It doesn't get any better than that!!
Have a peaceful night.