Late yesterday and into the early evening, we put up our tree.
This is an old one - made of tin.
Each year I pull out the ornaments and each year I have to put aside those that have gotten so old, that I dare not place them on the tree and are too sentimental to just toss them.
We don't have AC in our garage - and that is where we store all the Christmas decor. So with our 110+ temps in the summer, our garage gets very hot. It takes a toll.
The wood crafts stay together well - sometimes I have to re-glue them...
I bought these from IKEA a few years ago
I've had this one since my boys were little -
I used to collect Santas
A simple wooden dove I made 30 years ago -
Another one from when my boys were small. They still look for them on the tree and they are 38 and 42.
Guess they are sentimental like their Mom.
Today I finally received my new debit card - except they mail the password separately a day or so after the card in case someone stole the mail and got the card and the password -
Makes sense but it's still annoying.
I went to the grocery store and it was so crowded - Just a mess. Where are these people during the rest of the year? The parking lot is full, the store is crowded...and it was before 11am and usually not at all busy. Plus they stand in the aisles and catch up with their friends and neighbors - blocking everyone. Grrrrrr.
My lower back has been flaring up - walking helps but it must be the cold and we are having such cold weather that it might snow on Saturday! We usually get a dusting in December. I hope it does snow...
Right now we are at 49 degrees as a high. That's COLD!!!!
The husband was called into work at a private movie showing at the theater -
It's called the Jesus Revolution.
Inspired by a true movement, JESUS REVOLUTION tells the story of a young Greg Laurie (Joel Courtney) being raised by his struggling mother, Charlene (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) in the 1970s. Laurie and a sea of young people descend on sunny Southern California to redefine truth through all means of liberation. Everything changes when Laurie meets Lonnie Frisbee (Jonathan Roumie), a charismatic hippie street preacher, and Pastor Chuck Smith (Kelsey Grammer) who have thrown open the doors of Smith’s languishing church to a stream of wandering youth. What unfolds becomes the greatest spiritual awakening in American history. Rock and roll, radical love, and newfound faith lead to a JESUS REVOLUTION that turns one counterculture movement into a revival that changes the world.
I remember those days when we called them Jesus freaks - would hitchhike up and down the coast of California. I knew many high school kids who left to join up. I was not yet a Christian at this time -
Years later, I used to go to several Calvary Chapels here in California. I used to listen to Pastor Chuck Smith on the Christian radio for years so I am very interested in seeing this movie. My husband gets a sneak peek tonight.
Since it is a cold day and I am a bit down in my back, the girls and I have been keeping cozy and snuggly this afternoon.
This photo is for Pam over at Closed Doors, Open Windows
Yesterday she posted about a cousin who passed away - and she showed a photo and I thought the wife looked like someone I used to know.
"No, it can't be?"
"Just a lookalike - they say everyone has a double somewhere."
It was even more interesting as the name of her cousin's wife was Joy. Same first name as the woman I was thinking of.
"No, it can't be?"
Well, they are one and the same. Isn't that something? I knew my Joy back in the mid-1980s - she owned a decorating company based out of Brazoria, Texas and I was the California manager. It was a direct sales company through home shows. It was such a fun time in my life.
Oh, I am at the bottom right-hand side. This was taken in the late 1980s - 1990?
That's it for me on this cold cold day. Back to snuggling in the blanket on the sofa with a kitty keeping my feet warm. What could be better than that???