...thoughts expressed here are not necessarily final.
December 06, 2005
It is COLD here, and I am not used to the wintery environment- I fell on the ice yesterday and re-injured the knee I hurt last week when I fell down the stairs with the TV.
I don't have Triple A, and the neighbors seemed to be gone. I decided there was nothing to do but jump the fence (it was locked too) and break in the garage back door. If anything it alerted me to how easy this house is to penetrate. That will be rectified. I retrieved the other keys, and we were on our way to church. All this newness is making me do dumb things.
On the other hand I sure enjoyed seeing the snow through the picture window over the past few days. We’ve avoided the mall. Our entry room has a fireplace and we have snuggled close together like two birds of a feather with Missy on the blanket beside the fire- which makes for a Rockwellian scene. She’s not normally an indoor dog but in these subzero wind-chills, she has gotten used to coming into the garage. Entry into the first room of the house is a special treat.
We attended Northside Baptist on Sunday, making it in time after the lockout. The Pastor had a very good message from Ruth titled “Returning to Bethlehem”; his series will continue throughout the season. I did notice the total lack of use of Advent as a worship point, so we’ll do that at home. The Fosters’ home is full of candlelight most evenings.
The Christmas music has been great.
We hope to make it to The Messiah at the local High School this evening.
I found old copies of cassettes and CD’s at Half Price books ( I am glad to be back in a town that has HPBooks, which I missed greatly after leaving Dallas!) these included Aaron Neville’s Soulful Christmas, a David Clydesdale Orchestral work, Bruce Cockburn’s Christmas, and a Barry Manilow Christmas for Earnie. Let the days be merry and bright!
I bought a new flat screen TV to replace the antique one I destroyed last week in the fall, and we watched The Philadelphia Story along with a bio of Katherine Hepburn last night in our cozy basement.
Here's the Paducah trip in pictures!
Now at home, it is Christmas!
Ahhh, snow! I left the office at 3:15 in a whiteout
and only stopped
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