December 15, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

I've been pretty tired. I went to the Nature Club dinner last night; I went to the kennel, walked Danny, came home, fed him and went to pick up a woman to take to the dinner. We got there just in time. It was a nice dinner, catered by someone the nature club people knew. It was a delicious meal of pork, sweet potatoes, Waldorf salad, rolls, green beans, cranberry relish, fresh fruit and desserts of pumpkin pie tarts, brownie tarts, macaroons, cookies and chocolate covered pretzels. The Naturalist gave a little talk on snow and snowflakes and our president who is also the organist at my church played the keyboard as we sang Christmas Carols. We had a special treat as one of our members sings with The Singing Ambassadors and she led the singing. She also sang two solos; O Holy Night and Little Jesus Boy. She is singing the latter in the program this weekend. I hope to go tomorrow afternoon.

I started today by going to the credit union to take care of some business. On the way, I stopped at the Italian Farmer's and bought the grave blankets for the cemetery. I'll take them over next weekend. I have them outside. I hope they don't blow away in tomorrow's storm.

I finally found another of the problems with the cash for Ted's company. I'll fix it tomorrow. I wanted to get the mower out and cut the flowers down in the flowerbeds. I had to go get some gas so I went to a couple stores near by. I got my Christmas Cards, some gift bags and some ribbon. When I pulled into the gas station the guy said, "Don't you want gas for your car?" I gave him the red can and said, "Give me a dollars worth, that's all I can afford." He gave me a strange look and put the gas in the can.

I put some of the gas in the mower and it took a lot of pulls to get it started. It had been sitting for a while. I chopped down all the beds and it looks nice. It is ready for Spring and ready for the guys to come rake the leaves. I don't like them doing my flower beds. We stopped using one company because they broke down my rhododendron and azaleas. The azaleas recovered but the little rhododendron did not.

I took Danny with me as I went to pick up my prescription but they said it was too soon. I had to wait a few days. The doctor's office wants me to order it a week ahead of time but they called it in right away. Now I have to go back. I bought a cute rocking horse to give to the Toys for Tots. We have a box at work. I thought it would be a great give for a kid to find under the tree. I finished my shopping trip by getting a few things at the Acme.

I walked Danny, fed him and myself and watched a movie. Now I am ready for bed.

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Posted by tedkarol at December 15, 2007 9:28 PM

Hi Karol,

Whew, your blog tells us that you did more than is even remotely possible!!! You must have been so tired when all that was accomplished. I really liked the idea of the rocking horse. That will make some child's Christmas morning much happier. We have an Angel Tree here in our park and we choose a name and they give us the age and gender of the child and so we buy things age appropriate that this child will receive for Christmas. We so hope it makes their Christmas morning happy. There are so many families in our area that are really destitute this year. Michigan is at the bottom of the barrel in unemployment, lost pensions, etc. It is a sad state of affairs, and especially when you think of the children that perhaps won't get any gifts this year. We also donate food items that are given to the families in need. Every little bit helps someone. It surely makes us count our blessings and we all need reminding of that once in awhile.

I'm glad you're finally getting the business books all straightened out. That will be a big relief. Ted just couldn't keep it up as he became more ill. You're an angel in disguise to be able to do all you do for so many.

Wishing you the very best. Always thinking of you. Love, Ruth

Posted by: Ruth at December 16, 2007 5:17 PM