Christmas is almost here and I'm ready. The decorating is done (what little bit there is), the laundry and most of the shopping is caught up, and now it's just waiting for Ted to get back. Hopefully I won't float away by the time Santa makes his way to Sacramento. It is raining here (about around one inch an hour). The rivers are flowing fast and are up two or three feet. With all this rain they have released water from the dams and have closed some of the hiking/biking trails near the Sacramento River as well as some roads because of flooding. They are predicting several FEET of snow in the Sierras. The rain will continue at least through Christmas. Great for skiers!
Yes, we still put up stockings, there is one more for him to fill this year. Angel is going to like what she will get (I had to tell him for her). I already have gotten her a stocking but forgot to get Ted's stocking out of storage, so in between the raindrops I will have to find it before Friday.
Recap on last week, just the normal busy first part of the week, then on Thursday we had our end of the year lunch. This year it was catered by Chili's, quesadillas, fajitas, fixings for fajitas (beef and chicken) chicken salad and two kinds of cookies. It was all good, but I took most of mind home and finally finished it yesterday. Later that evening it was our last practice for choir for Christmas Eve. Friday night I again met with most everyone from last Friday to support our Pastor Steve (the Lounge Singer). He played from 7-10 pm.
That's Karen in the foreground and Barbara and Bill,
check out last weeks post for the pictures of the rest of us. A few left early, but five of us closed it down at 10 pm. That's really late for me, I'm usually in bed by 7:30 or 8:00 pm. We all enjoy listening to Steve. He sang popular songs and love songs interspersed with Christmas songs. Since we were on the patio, the vendors at the other end of the building and others waiting to be seated in or coming out of the Old Spaghetti Factory were able to enjoy his sing too. Saturday was mostly staying home with a short trip to return a rolling tote to Sam's Club. Today Sunday, I went to church. Since the choir was also sing today, I picked up Samantha and Gilbert (her seeing eye dog). She just amazes me that she memorizes all of our songs. Later this afternoon, I will be going to a surprise birthday party for another friend from church, Carol. It is her 50th. It's a big thing for her because she is a Breast cancer patient. Please keep her in your prayers.
They call me the tree lady at work, so far over 60 trees plus the ones I've made for others.
That's it for this week. Next week is another short three day work week. YEA! I'll be off on the 23rd, 24th, 25th and the 26th. I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday, celebrating the birth of Lord with your friends and families. Stay safe, dry and warm.
The best to you all from Susan and Angel. Thanks for visiting.