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A little of this and that

December 7th, 2021 at 08:36 pm

Sadly I'm a bit behind in keeping up with blogs. The past couple of weeks have been a bit busy, but I'm not complaining one bit. I'm trying to catch up!

We delivered hats and dish cloths after Thanksgiving that our Stitches of Love group made. I am working on researching who we may be making hats for in 2022. We delivered a bunch to our local CASA as well as a women's homeless shelter and to a school.  

Our church had its Christmas bazaar. Some things were changed due to Covid, but it was still pretty successful. I baked 26 dozen cookies in addition to some sweet breads and a pan of fudge that was cut and packaged. I also made some things for the craft section. 

I believe we sent over 75 Christmas cards. Yes, I know that people don't think that is economical, but honestly, I like doing it and my husband who calls himself a Ludite when it comes to technology so enjoys when we receive Christmas cards back. I'm anal enough that I draw lines on the envelopes because I cannot write straight to save my life. 

Fortunately my shopping is finished and we had saved money throughout the year so everything is paid for. Yay! 

Two other couples are getting together and we are going to create a British Christmas dinner for Saturday. I looked for a cookbook in the thrift stores with recipes and eventually found one,  but between that and doing research online, I found some recipes I thought we could use. I ordered some Christmas crackers which should be fun. I've already told everyone we all have to wear the crowns that come with the crackers. 

A friend from church nicely loaned me the newest John Grisham novel after he finished reading it. I read it in two days and was pleased. I had put my name on the reserve list at the library. I read a lot of books but honestly cannot see purchasing a book that I'll read once. That was just a joy to get it so much sooner!

A man at church does not have any techy skills, so I signed him up for his Covid booster. I had gotten him his original two vaccines. Honestly, it is a shame that so many places make it so hard for people to do stuff who cannot use technology. He was in an auto accident a number of years ago and just cannot do the technology due to a brain injury. I did the same for a lady at church too. 

Like many, it has been a spendy few weeks, but we have saved the money and figure we might as well enjoy ourselves a little bit. We aren't going into debt. 

Hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy.


4 Responses to “A little of this and that”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    My kids and i love christmas cards. Having moved from where they were born, and we all love seeing our friends kids and families growing up!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    It was so good of you to help the people who can't sign themselves up for their shots. The tech savvy world has left so many old people behind, and they're the ones who need them most.

  3. Lots of ideas Says:

    Assisting others to get vaccinated is truly god’s work!

    There is a toll free number 1 800 232 0233 to find vaccine locations.
    Or course, we know about and texting zip code to 438829!

    In my community, Boston, we have a helpline 311 that will assist. I don’t know if others have this service.

    Local health departments and Councils on Aging are providing home vaccinations in some areas. Calling them should find resources.

    Offering to help others with booking appointments, driving those that need assistance, and watching small children or sitting with others who depend on care is also a gift to us all.

    Rob, you are suck a kind and loving giver. I hope you inspire the rest of us!

  4. Wink Says:

    I have fond childhood memories of all the Christmas cards we would receive (and send). My sister and I would arrange them all around the house. Your British dinner sounds fun! My senior center has similar services to help seniors with technology challenges and booking vaccine appointments. It is really needed!

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