Friday, December 13, 2013

12/8–12/21/2013 Two Weeks at A Time

(Arizona City, AZ)

I’m playing catch-up as I write this so here’s two weeks worth of posts in one.

12/8  Today was church and I have taken on a responsibility in the church service on the first Sunday of every month.  The first Sunday is Communion Sunday.  Yes, I know this is actually the second Sunday of December but our park chaplain’s were visiting with their children for Thanksgiving over the first one so it was pushed back a week.  So today I prepared.  This job entails getting everything out of the cabinet and setting up a workspace.

First in order is to get the Communion tray out and decide how many to prepare for.  I take the easy way and ask Pastor Dale.

Next comes the little plastic cups.  They stick together and sometimes I have to sacrifice one (or a couple) in getting them apart.

I have also learned its better to put the little cups in the tray before filling them with the grape juice.  Trust me, it didn’t take long to figure that one out!

Pastor’s Dale wife, Carole, has already prepared the bread or crackers so I only have to divide it between the two trays we’ll use.

Since I’m there an hour early anyway I’ll do whatever needs to be done like folding the church programs or whatever else needs doing.

12/9 –12/12  An invitation has been extended and accepted….Dianne is coming!  Dianne has visited us in Alaska, South Dakota and now Arizona.  She’ll arrive in February but no dates have been set in stone as yet.  It will be so good to see her again!

I have been spending lots of time wrapping Christmas gifts.  I have also been spending a lot of time looking for them.  Fifth wheels are not that big and while we have lots of storage nooks and crannies I’ve forgotten where I’ve  put “small” things that I’ve bought.  I’ve been collecting small boxes from here, there and everywhere to wrap things in so I will be glad when its all shipped.

Here’s what going to our youngest son’s house plus his birthday gifts which aren’t included here.


There’s a similar pile going to our oldest and his family.  All tolled I bought, wrapped and will ship 46 gifts.  Can you see now why I can’t wait to get to the UPS store?

Remember I showed you a while back that the cotton fields had been picked?  I posted a picture of the big bales of cotton in the fields.


The cotton has been picked up and taken to the cotton gin for processing.  That said, I didn’t notice they were missing from the fields.  So how did I know they were taken to the gin?  This was my clue.



Our roadways are shoulders are filled with bits of raw cotton.  The cotton above had to fall from the truck fairly recently because its still white.  Give a few days, it will look like dirty snow.

We played mini golf for the first time and it was quite a game.  There were some new rules for this game.  For instance we didn’t use our golf clubs to get our turn started.  Check out this picture.


Yep, you guessed it.  First thing we had to do was kick the ball!  As if that wasn’t different enough we weren’t using our regular golf balls either.   Here’s Bob making a putt.

Tennis balls!



On the health front, Bob got his test results back and its all good.  Nothing is showing up, just like we suspected,,,,and expected.

I’m dealing with a bit of sciatica which is real pain in the butt!  Pun intended!

We sure can’t complaint about this weather, while every other city is looking at record lows we’re having one of the warmest winters on record.

We’ll take it!

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