Monday, March 4, 2013
Sunday, December 14, 2003
Yesterday Patty. W. Phillips called to ask if I'd like to go to our pastor's open house in Sheffield. I said yes -- she also picked up Marie Mathis & Betty Casey. The roads were fine & we enjoyed the visit.
Today we have between 4-6" of snow as it has snowed all day as of 3:50 p.m.
Last nite was Shults Christmas party at the Country Club. Dale didn't stay for the dancing & drinking. He said the parts mgr. was already feeling good. He wasn't impressed with the food. They had prime rib & the meat was OK. He likes Jackson Valley better.
Yesterday I finally finished shopping for Kim. They got a new dining room set & this table is rectangular so I got a table cloth to fit it -- on sale plus discount6 & the glassware was on sale plus coupon & I got a relish dish. One side is divided into 3 parts & the other is plain. I like it a lot so I hope Kim will. Larry likes a gift certificate from Lawn &^ Garden & he can get what he wants. Kim says Lar is shopping there a lot. Did I mention he wanted a slim TV &^ bot one. It is by the computer so he can "compute" & watch TV at the same time.
We have a new artificial tree at church & it is beautiful. Tall & full. courtesy of Ron & Marilyn Thelin Passenger. It is on the left side by the piano. Next Sun. the children's program will be at 6 pm followed by a reception -- cookies & punch. Coffee as well as no coffee in a Luth church wouldn't be acceptable.
I took chicken from the freezer for dinner & asked Dale how I should fix it. Chicken & spaghetti was the answer. We both like it that way. Barb is making herself a salad, a big one. She doesn't always want what I serve so she makes her own.
Soon you'll have another teenager. How time flies. And it does -- I can't believe I have to bring Sheila's money gift this coming Fri. And I have to make cookies. Some for Sheila & Sue, the other gal & I think I'll bring some to Viola Seaquist. She doesn't get to church in this winter weather & she might appreciate some. It's good her one grandson came back from Calif. as he lives with her & makes meals, etc. Brian Scarpo. Barb makes up a tray for Johannsons.
Nice Rachel will have another child. Have you noticed many times only children want more than one child.
I still haven't decided what to have Christmas Eve. My books & magazines haven't given me any ideas.
Wed. the 10th
I had to be sure there would be enough Danish for Christmas breakfast so I started a batch & baked them this A.M. Last Sat I didn't get to bake so Dale's A.M. treat is Danish from the freezer. I've started baking cookies but a couple of batches I like to make just before Christmas. I've made Spritz & Russian Tcakes, a cookie that has several names. I got my recipe from Stella.
Weather report -- more snow today & tomorrow & snow flurries on Fri. Let it snow, let it snow...
Just have a couple of gifts left to wrap.
Yesterday I got Cornish hens for Christmas Eve. Have til Mon. to decide what to have for Christmas Day. I'd have lamb but Barb & Kim wouldn't be happy.
Better get on with my "schedule" -- just took a little rest period.
Later -- Quality had tilapia froz. fish -- buy 1 get 1 free. That's what we had for sup per -- pan fried for about 5 min. with lemon juice. Delicious & it doesn't smell up the house & it is one fish Dale likes. Baked pot, gr. beans.
And Barb & I decided to have a shrimp cocktail, steak, baked pot., salad for Christmas Eve. Christmas Day we'll have Cornish hens, herbed rice, veggie, relish tray & I might try a recipe I saw Egg Nog pie. Maybe cookies & a pudding Christmas Eve.
Thurs A.M. I used a plastic sled to take the garbage to the curb. We must have 6" of snow. Then I swept the snow from the font steps & made a path for the mailman. Before that I made a banana cream pie (made the shell yesterday) & started dinner rolls.