Christkindlemarkt

I’m actually going to send two posts today! Suffice it to say that Mark and I are enjoying the off-season in Door County. Yesterday, I got to go to Christkindlemarkt in Sister Bay for the first time ever!

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The village tree

Mark and I have never been in Door County so late in the fall, so we’ve been kind of interested to see what things are like in the off-season. Last Saturday (Nov 11th), the Ellison Bay Service Club (EBSC) asked for volunteers to help set up the tree and decorate it, and Mark and I participated.

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67 years old!?

Today was my birthday. I got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, and as I was washing my hands, I was humming “Happy birthday to me!” I had to get up at 6:00 this morning to go to a tourism breakfast in Sturgeon Bay with my boss and co-workers from the Welcome Center, but it was fun. We have a new staff member and it was a good opportunity to get to know her better.

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Thursday in OR

Mark suggested I spend my last night here at Mom’s house. If my pictures look different from usual, it’s because I can’t get into the internet on my laptop to use my usual editing program so I’m using one that comes with Mom’s computer. It doesn’t do all the things I’m used to being able to do, but it’s better than no pictures at all!

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Tuesday in Oregon

This morning, Mark had put a collar and leash on Tucson to take her out and do her thing, but she got spooked by something and wouldn’t go out. He left the collar and leash on her when he left to get Mom and told me not to take Tucson out before he got back. Mark took Mom to the DEQ to get her license, but the line was so long that Mom decided to try again tomorrow and get there before they open, so Mark headed back to get me.

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Good Friday sermon

When I got my quickie ordination in December so that I could marry Serenity and Jose, I told my pastor that I felt like I was finally getting to use my Pastoral Ministries degree. It was the first time he had heard what my bachelor’s degree is in. He asked if I’d like to make my ordination real and I said yes. That’s a whole process that will probably take me until next year to complete.

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