Thank you to those of you who have sent us Christmas cards and newsletters (or in one case, a newspaper). I have been holding some of them till today so that I’d be in the Christmas spirit when I read them.
I have some things to tell you about Texas too:
- You know you’re in Texas when the fireworks stands are permanent structures.
- You know you’re in Texas when there are at least three or four churches to choose from within a few blocks of you.
- You know you’re in Texas when you see large crosses on hilltops all over the place.
- You know you’re in Texas when there’s a Nativity scene in front of the court house.
Mark and I are treating today as though it’s Christmas Eve instead of New Years Eve. Today we went to the Dollar Tree to buy each other $10-worth of gifts. That’s a tradition we started so that we’d have something to open for Christmas without going into debt. The most fun part is trying to be stealthy in the aisles of the Dollar Tree so the other person doesn’t see what we’re getting for them. Today I took a camera in and took pictures of Mark before we started to give you an idea what it looks like.
After taking the pictures, I put the camera back in the car and on my way back into the store I took a really hard fall on the sidewalk. For about a minute all I could see was the feet of all the men who came to ask if I was OK and help pick me up. Mark had just gotten me a brand new coat a few days ago and I ripped a hole in one of the elbows. I landed on my right arm and right knee and the palm of my left hand. I hurt all over, but nothing is broken.
Mark tried finding our Christmas ornaments for decorating our tree. The only ones we could find were three that I bought in Alaska and three that I made in Oklahoma, so we’re going for the minimalist look this year.
Anyway, Happy New Year to you all!