We got another 1-1/2 inches of snow. The total so far for the season (in the valley, at least) is 7 inches.
Think we'll go to the Baptist Church this AM. We've not been for a long time. It isn't a format i care for, and (yep i'm bad) when i think of that service, all i can think of is an hour of sermon. That's simply too long for me! They have about half an hour of music and announcements, too. It just doesn't feel like a "finished" service to me when the pastor quits talking and simply says, "Have a good week!" But we do enjoy his speaking, and it is one of the ones we said we'd attend sometimes.
The Lutheran (these days the one we attend is "the Lutheran" as opposed to the one we were kicked out of) is planning a joint service with the Presbyterians in a couple of weeks. I think that is cool. I'm very much into being ecumenical (united). Not that i think it is entirely possible. Folks have too many differences of opinion and preference of style. But i like it when these churches can at least dialogue.
There is a boutique in town, today being the last day. It is a bunch of different products, mostly from folks off the hill. We are planning to stop by. I was thinking it costs $5 to get in, and $10 to get in for Elsa and myself was too much. Turns out it is only $3 admission, and there is a two for one coupon, so we could have gone, but neither of us were that much into it. But today is "local's day" so Duane and i can go without paying admission. I don't know if we will buy anything. I think i need a better Christmas list in hand before we go. But i haven't any idea what to get the nieces and nephews, so maybe this will help me have some ideas.
I really need to get farther on the projects i'm doing, too. I did some while home last week, but once Thanksgiving is past, i begin to feel a sense of urgency. I'm trying to "scale down" Christmas gifts and giving, but that means i try to make many of the gifts, and that can become its own pressure. I've not sent out Christmas cards or letters the past couple of years. We really need to do that this year. I wanted to get the letter ready last week, but got distracted with other things.
We saw Harry Potter yesterday. I think it is very well done, tho it has been a while since i read the book so i didn't catch if they deviated from that. The whole Harry Potter thing is quite an issue for some Christians. Quite another discussion.
Today i am thankful i can breathe! Night before last i woke up gasping for air because my nose was plugged but i kept trying to breathe thru my nose. Mouth breathing in this dry air is really uncomfortable, so i guess i knew i had to breathe thru my nose, but simply could not do it. Starving for air is uncomfortable! I'm so thankful that this is not a problem for me normally.
I'm thankful i had such a nice visit (if short) with my sister Elsa. It is delightful to spend time with her. And i'm thankful she's willing to come, because she's somewhat allergic to our cats, although i do try to be sure the house is well cleaned before she comes. And the room we put her in is blocked off from the cats, but that means that it doesn't get much heat. It gets cold in there!
I'm also thankful for a (mostly) warm house and reliable transportation in our snowy weather! :)
(P.S. - "normal size font" looks really small to me when i post, but the next size up, "large" looks much too big. I'm erring on the big size.)