I had a pretty lunch at Whole Foods.
We had another family come join us to make some art, I made a collage squirrel in honor of Maisy.
Bethany and I bought some flowers because we wanted to.
The next day we did school, then went to the library with 3 other families to make blankets for the pet shelter. It ended up being another way to remember Maisy (and do good) and another family there just lost their cat, so it was nice for them to.
We went by the shelter drop off the blankets, and we stopped to pet the dogs and cats, probably shouldn’t have because this one was too cute.
Then we went by the vet’s office and picked up Maisy’s paw print, it was so nice, we really didn’t expect something like that.
Maisy’s squirrels were wondering where she was.
Thursday was another free ice skating day, we had 3 families who were sick, but the good news was the whole rink was open so I got to skate (because I use a walker thingy.)
My skating technique – here.
Being so close…..
Grace made strawberry cookies for youth group, thankfully she had enough left over dough to make some more the next day for us to eat.
Meanwhile Joel was doing snow PT with winter whites and snowshoes.
After the stock show we went by the coffee shop to do school and meet a new family. I showed them how to navigate the board and we talked about co-ops. I went by the library and did my usual, get a bio, a history, a science, etc, then just random books that caught my eye.
And here is my poem from church last Sunday.
Love where you live,
break your heart and give.
Out of the dark,
into the Light,
restore my sight.
sprinting toward the God saved life.
Running to love my neighbor
as myself –
First up you see,
love as He loves me –
Showered with grace,
go and find the place,
to love where you live.
We did some school and headed out to the ice rink, I set up a free skate for our HS group. It’s been so warm that 1/3rd of the rink was closed when we got there, so I didn’t skate (because they wouldn’t let any more walkers on the rink.) Eventually the rink was almost all the way open.
We headed out to the Stock show parade today, it was sunny and 50, nice weather to stand outside. There was the usual line up – longhorns trotting through town, all kinds of horses, llamas, a dog with a hat, fire trucks, tractors, a turkey wearing a scarf, roping, clowns, music and flags.
We grabbed lunch and headed over to the library for some marshmallow buildings.
No instructions, no teaching, just playing with toothpicks and marshmallows.
Back at home Grace finished her cupcakes for youth group (Corissa’s last one, they leave tomorrow.)
My fascinator hat and speakeasy headband came in, I’m still not sure if I’m dressing more 20’s or more 40’s for the Soiree.
I ate and drove to meet James at the Harkins theater in Northfield. I saw a deal from Food Bank of the Rockies, $15 for a private screening of Star Wars, free medium popcorn and coke, loyalty cup (that you refill for $1.50) and a free ticket to another movie there another time. James and I hadn’t seen the movie and for that price that is really a deal (plus we helped out the Food Bank.)
I have to say, I thought it was a great movie. I could lose the Rose character and the purple haired commander, I thought they were weak to the plot, but I loved the rest of the movie. I know they put in those puppy dog eyed critters just for girls, and it worked. I want one of those, that bunny eared horse thing and the tinkling fox as pets. Once it comes to the $1 movie I’ll take the girls to see it because I think they would like the animals….and maybe the rest of the movie.
Nothing to do today, so I went to NIA. It was good even though I’m still not 100%, so it kind of wiped me out. I picked up some stuff from the $1 store, new towels and new glasses.
We went by the mall to walk around and shop some. It’s the first Tuesday, so jazz at Englewood Grand was nice.
Wednesday was NIA in the morning and park day in the afternoon. It was nice to get out, it was so warm with the sun out.
James and I went to the gym when he got home and it was then that I realized that the new ear buds that I won from the library don’t fit my phone. At least I can use the case to put my other ones in, when I find them.
Advent day 18 – Matthew 2:7-8 Herod then arranged a secret meeting with the scholars from the East. Pretending to be as devout as they were, he got them to tell him exactly when the birth-announcement star appeared. Then he told them the prophecy about Bethlehem, and said, “Go find this child. Leave no stone unturned. As soon as you find him, send word and I’ll join you at once in your worship.”
9-10 Instructed by the king, they set off. Then the star appeared again, the same star they had seen in the eastern skies. It led them on until it hovered over the place of the child. They could hardly contain themselves: They were in the right place! They had arrived at the right time!
11 They entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him. Then they opened their luggage and presented gifts: gold, frankincense, myrrh.
I took James to work this morning, the view was nice despite the McD’s sign.
We had 5 families over, we munched, we sang, we laughed. I love Elf. I even found out it was ‘answer the phone like Buddy the elf day’, of course I’ve been answering the phone like that since Dec. 1st….
Tried to take a pic of Maisy and then one with Joel.
Advent day 15 – Isaiah 11:1-5 A green Shoot will sprout from Jesse’s stump, from his roots a budding Branch.
The life-giving Spirit of God will hover over him,
the Spirit that brings wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit that gives direction and builds strength,
the Spirit that instills knowledge and Fear-of-God.
will be all his joy and delight.
He won’t judge by appearances,
won’t decide on the basis of hearsay.
He’ll judge the needy by what is right,
render decisions on earth’s poor with justice.
His words will bring everyone to awed attention.
A mere breath from his lips will topple the wicked.
Each morning he’ll pull on sturdy work clothes and boots,
and build righteousness and faithfulness in the land.
A break before finals for Grace, she got her hair dyed.
Then back home for finals, then off to Zoo lights for Grace and TNO for me and James. Joel come in tomorrow!