Time with family

My sister and her family have been staying at Mom’s house, although Rob has had a bad cold for the last few days and hasn’t been able to do much. But I’ve gotten to do some things with my sister, Lauryn, and my nephew, Nate, as well as Mom.

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A Happy Thanksgiving!

When my sister, Sherill, was alive, she always used to have the whole family over for Thanksgiving. It was potluck-style, but she’d assign a dish for each person to bring. The table was long and the conversation was boisterous. Thanksgiving has slowly dwindled down to family members having their own celebrations. It’s kind of sad in a way, but Mom made it a little happier for Mark and me today…

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In time for Christmas Eve

Usually, Mark and I wait until Christmas Eve day to get our presents for each other at the Dollar Tree, but we weren’t sure if Mark would be working the day shift and me the evening shift on Christmas Eve, so we did our shopping yesterday.  Then I was going to have us wait to wrap them on Christmas Eve, but Mark threatened to go looking for what I’d gotten him, so we wrapped them yesterday too! Continue reading

Sewing camp and Christmas decorating

Yesterday (Saturday), I volunteered to help at a sewing camp my Oregon church, Clackamas Park Friends Church, puts on semi-annually.  At the same time, there were volunteers in the sanctuary decorating the church for the Christmas season.  I got pictures of both… Continue reading

The God we are thanking on Thanksgiving Day

Before I say anything else, I need to write a retraction from my Happy Thanksgiving post.  My father pointed out to me that my nephew, Nate, graduated from the University of Oregon, not Oregon State University.  My apologies to Nate and to any Ducks fans out there! Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Champoeg State Park was going to be full from tonight through Saturday night when Wendy first made a reservation for us this last week.  By the time I got on last night to make a reservation beginning December 1st, the park was full until the 8th.  That’s what procrastination gets you! Continue reading

I passed!

This morning Mark and I went over to Mom’s house.  She made lunch for us and started an unintentional fire, but Mark’s quick thinking saved the day.  After lunch, he stayed and fixed her garbage disposal which hasn’t worked in several years.  This afternoon, he was called to work. Continue reading