Hello everyone – I hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It’s now December and Christmas decorations are everywhere. Mike and I need to get our decorations put up outside. I was trying to keep Thanksgiving and Christmas separate this year and now it’s time for Christmas decorations. Since December has arrived, we’re dealing with snow which could slow down the decorating process.
The last Thanksgiving that we had with a son or two or three in attendance was 2014. This year we had two sons and a daughter-in-law celebrating with us. It was so nice. When we lived in Wyoming it was always Mike and me. It snowed every Thanksgiving weekend so we couldn’t go anywhere. Thank you, Greg, Brad, and Becky, for spending Thanksgiving with us.
Janet and Johnny Napier hosted their daughters and families for Thanksgiving. Those attending were: Caressa and Bucky Brooks with Briley and Easton; Valene and Jeremy Small with Landon and Breanna; Preston, Jaden and Livi Richardson; Mark and Ella Caudill; Katie Caudill; and Paul Patula. Having family together is something to be thankful for.
Anna and Duane Yonts of Little Cowan had a lot of their family in for Thanksgiving. I’m glad their family was able to come in and I’m not certain who all came in. It’s nice to have family around even if you social distance.
Susan and Waldo Stamper came in for the holiday weekend. They stayed at their place on Little Cowan. Their sons Joe and Neil came in also along with two grandchildren, Tyler and Aylssa.
We took a drive across The Little Shepherd Trail over the weekend. We took two vehicles as Brad and Becky were in their Jeep. The overlook was nice and we took a lot of photos. We didn’t see any bears but we saw a lot of ducks at the lake.
We also had a cookout on Town Hill Friday afternoon. It was so nice up there but once the sun started going down, it got cooler. Those eating hotdogs were John Campbell, Gabe Brock, Joe Stamper, Greg Wenning, Brad Wenning, Becky Wenning, Mike Wenning, and Martha Wenning. Harold Day stopped by and talked for a few moments. He had a good Thanksgiving. He said his sisters and nieces did a lot of cooking. Jerry Lucas stopped by and talked for a while. It was a nice evening on Town Hill.
My daughter-in-law Becky and I did an on-line paint class. It was a winter scene that I saw on Facebook and we decided to do it. I ran out of white paint and the artist was going too quick, therefore we didn’t finish the paintings. I ended up going to Walmart and buying more paint. I hope to finish my painting this week. I don’t think I’ll do any more on-line paintings as they go too fast and don’t ask if you need help. I need the personalized help.
While Brad and Becky were here we had several good games of Telestrations. I think that game is so much fun. Brad did a lot of laughing in this game. It’s a cross between the old telephone game (where you whispered a word or phrase) and Pictionary. It’s fun. I do appreciate Mike playing with us.
I had gone back to doing on-line shopping. I was going to order Amazon gifts on Sunday evening. I decided to check the cart one more time before doing the actual ordering, and I hit the wrong button. I lost everything I had in the cart. Luckily I still had lists of the brands I needed and I got most of it back in the cart. Sometime I will stop being on the computer when I’m tired. I hope to be about finished with shopping this week.
There have been a lot of Christmas tree and Christmas decorations pictures on Facebook. This has been such a strange year that we need some brightness and normalcy in our lives. Everyone has beautiful photos.
The coronavirus is still around and masks are still required. I have heard several people say they will take the vaccine right away and be first in line. Then there are others who want to wait a while to ensure there are no side effects. We are all waiting on a vaccine whether we take it or not.
My Thanksgiving cactus has bloomed more. I hope it’ll still be blooming for the remainder of December. It’s pretty.
Feel better wishes are being sent to Phillip Little, Beth Little, Mark Miles, Patrick Andry, and Kristi White.
I did get an email from Phyllis Loper of Indiana. Phyllis, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.
The yearly Wenning Christmas party was canceled for this year. It’s with Mike and his brothers, and the families. It’s too big of a chance to take this year. We’re hoping we can get together around Easter. Mike and I had talked about not going to the party this year before it was canceled. We didn’t want to take a chance with the virus. We want the family to stay safe.
The December birthday list: 1st – Cherie Banks Cothern; 4th – Ben Gish; 6th – Katie Collins; 7th – Mike Watts; Byron Eldridge; 9th – Kathy LaMonte; 12th – Rhonda Brock; Jacob Yonts; 13th – Diana Preston; 14th – Caressa Napier Brooks; 15th – Laura Fields; 16th – Earlene Williams; 17th – Teresa Baker Cooper; 19th – Debbie Marr; 21st – Mallie Yonts; 22nd- Edwin Caudill; 23rd – Jessica Beardon; Shirley Harris; Anna Yonts; Molly Banks; 28th – Janet Fields Napier; 31st – Elissa Fulton.
The quote for the week came from Facebook. I like this quote and when I read it, it meant a lot as I don’t want to waste time. “Don’t complicate life. We won’t be here forever. Once this day is over, it’s gone forever. Your time is too valuable to waste on nonsense.”
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Stay safe and enjoy December.