It is finally above the freezing mark. This has been a cold week. The Cotton Tops walked as they usually do. So far the roads have not been slippery. The wind has been biting cold. The many colored lights next door brighten the area each evening. My little ceramic tree shines alone in my bow window but lightens up my house a bit. There will not be any small children here for the Christmas season so I will not decorate a large tree for the living room as I used to. Most of the big family will gather in Auburn on that exciting day. Daughter Wendy, from Oregon, will fly in on Thursday to help me cook and wrap presents and visit with all the little ones.
On Sunday, the 19th, at the West Paris Universalist Church the Rev. Richard Beal will speak on "Venturing into Yule." Jim Burke is organist. All are welcome.
The Christmas Eve candle light and carol service will be held at 6 p.m. All are welcome to join in.
There will not be a service on Sunday, the 26th.
Last week Marta Clements drove me to Portland to see a specialist. The doctors and X-ray technicians were all pleasant and helpful and explained how the bones in the shoulder joints had worn. Hopefully he can fix them so I can get back to a normal way of life. Friends are so important and caring. Marta took good care of me for the day. Of course we enjoyed a nice lunch at Cole Farm's Restaurant.
Muffin is getting more fussy about her canned food. If she won't eat what I put down it dries up. She gets only her dry food until the next day. She will still sit in my lap and purr.