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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

And the Fun Continues . . .

Since I left you last Friday, our schedule has continued to be fun-filled. :)

Saturday we hung out at home. The weather was damp and chilly, so home was the best place to be! Well, I did do laundry. :) Sunday morning found us at church, as usual. I sung my solo, “O Holy Night,” and people were very kind. However, I know I didn't sing as well as I have in the past, so I really appreciated their encouraging words!

After church we went to Radio Shack to check out their sale on the iPhone 4S. They had a $30 dollar deal AND I could trade in my iPhone 3 and get a further discount. What a deal! :) Well, I went for it and am now the proud owner of an iPhone 4S. It's not that much different but I now have “Facetime” which means I can video chat with my kids by just making a phone call. How cool is that!

Sunday evening was the annual “Flatulence Fest” at the clubhouse. And yes, it is exactly what it sounds like – a meal of bean-filled dishes. Folks sign up to bring a dish that must include some type of bean. Then we all pay a $3 donation (proceeds went to our local fire department) and walk around sampling as many of the dishes as we want. It's a cheap dinner, folks! Plus, it's fun. We also stayed for the Ice Cream Social afterward.

Monday turned out to be a very busy day. Randy drove me to Curves so while I was exercising, he got one of our propane tanks filled. Then, I had a gig with Jam N Folks. We played for the luncheon of a group of breast cancer survivors, “Bosom Buddies. “ A privilege to do that! From there, I rushed home, changed my clothes and we were off to Jim & Susan's for a late lunch of fried fish, french fries, cole slaw and baked beans. Jim's fried fish is the only fish I like. The best part was finally getting some time with Jim & Susan. We haven't visited with them since we got here – and we've been here six weeks!

Monday evening I went to the Covenant Women's Salad Supper. This is an annual event for the women of our church and my first time participating. Everyone brings a salad or dessert and spends the evening visiting with each other. I so enjoyed this. I've said before that one of the few things I miss in this full-timing lifestyle is having a church home. This is as close as I get, when we're in Alabama. And I just love these women. They have made me one of their own.

And we all need to feel connected, don't we? :)

Yesterday should have been a music day, but I woke feeling a little funky; like I was getting a cold. (This morning proved that I was right!) So, I stayed home and vegged. However, I rallied enough to keep our dinner date with Jim & Ellie. We went to Lambert's for an early dinner. As usual, there was way too much food, but it was oh, so good! And, of course, the company was great, too!

One of our park residents decorated their tractors for Christmas. Isn't that cool!

Decorated tractors

We had our Christmas parade here in the park this afternoon. It was a bit on the lean side, with just a few participants, but those who did were having a good time! These folks will decorate anything! :)

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Tonight we went to our church's hayride/bonfire/hot dog roast. It was the perfect night for it – not too cold, but the fire was still nice. It was fun sitting around talking to folks. You just don't get that chance during church. I told Randy when we got home that I think we could have a very nice life here someday.

Until the next time . . .


  1. Nice parade to get into the Spirit of things...

  2. Anonymous9:56 AM

    Love me some Lamberts! Eat there every time I'm in the area!


  3. I bet your rendition of O Holy Night was wonderful. What a beautiful Christmas Hymn. My granddaughter and I love that song. She has been singing it since she was only seven. Looks like a really fun parade.