Thompsons Lake, Dec 19, 2013

Monday rolled around again and I spent it with Danielle and Zoey.

Danielle wanted to go to BJ’s, so we took off. We dropped the news off, and then went to Wal-Mart where Danielle had seen a bookcase she wanted.

I picked up my calendars, they were beautiful, and she bought the bookcase. It was very heavy but Danielle loaded it and we went to BJ’s.

I needed dog food. I buy a 44-pound bag and she loaded it. I hope she keeps eating spinach. By then Zoey wanted to go home but we did stop and have lunch at Moe’s.

Matt put the bookcase together Monday night and it all fell apart! Danielle was furious. It was snowing, very slippery, but Danielle drove back to Wal-Mart and we went along.

Danielle got her money back and we went to Habitat for Humanity and she bought a dresser instead. We went right back home but it had stopped snowing and the roads were better.

Wednesday, Dec. 11, I planned to stay home and finish decorating my Christmas tree. 

In the evening I went to the Hilltown Auxiliaries Christmas party. This year it was held at Knox. The Berne auxiliary brought the appetizers. Knox provided a very delicious meal prepared by their men.

The menu was roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn and rolls. East Berne provided the cake and it was excellent. It was prepared by a local baker, Julie Capuano Bartley.

Berne was in charge of entertainment and it was enjoyed by all. We counted off by 3’s and then had to decorate one member as a Christmas tree. We were given a bag of decorations, ribbons, bows, tape, toilet paper, etc.

One group was judged the winner. Berne also had another game, “Guess what’s in the bag?” One member of the group reached in the bag, filled with household items and another person wrote what they saw. The group remembering the most corrct items was the winner. Lottery tickets were the prize.

It was a wonderful party and then we left to very slippery roads. It had snowed about 3-inches in an hour. I just crept all the way home.

On Thursday, Dec. 12, I went to pick up my new glasses. I had made an appointment in September, but I was too upset over losing Danny to keep it. The glasses are great. I don’t even feel like I’m wearing glasses.

I had a wonderful entertaining evening at the 2013 Middle School Winter concert. My daughter, Marcia Pangburn, picked me up as my granddaughter, Kyra Swan, was participating in the seventh/eighth grade chorus.

They don’t sing the old fashioned songs anymore. They sang songs like “Beboppin Santa Claus” and “The Frim Fram Sause!” 

The children like this kind of music and really get into singing. I love going to any programs at school.

On Friday, Dec. 13, I wrote out more Christmas cards. I also bought two lottery tickets because I thought thirteen was lucky for me. Zoey was born in 2013 but then again I lost Danny in 2013.

Brandon picked up Samson and Nichole at the babysitter’s in Cobleskill and then they picked me up to eat dinner with them at Jenn Smith’s and Iain’s. 

Jenn made toasted sandwiches such as turkey, ham and cheese and they were very good.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, I made a big pot of chili con carne and Brandon and Samson ate with me. They fed the chickens and went back to Jenn’s.

Later my daughter, Marcia took her daughter, Kyra, Samson, and Ella David to see the movie The Hunger Games

We got 15-inches of snow overnight and church was cancelled on Sunday, Dec. 15.

I made a venison dinner for Brandon, Samson, Nichole, and Kyra. Brandon mashed the potatoes. 

Marcia had to work at the hospital. Brandon, Samson, Nichole and Kyra spent the day playing board games. It was a good day. 

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