Thompsons Lake, Dec 26, 2013

On Monday, my daughter, Marcia Pangburn came over and we enjoyed breakfast together and visiting for a couple of hours.

Then I went and picked up the gifts I ordered which I’ll reveal after Christmas.

The roads were still very slippery especially the driveway to the Reformed Church in Berne.

The NEAT dinner was delicious. The menu was roast pork and all the fixings. My grandson, Brandon Clark, drove me to the NEAT dinner, because I am very nervous when the roads aren’t all clear.

It snowed all day Tuesday. I had a doctor’s appointment but I called and changed it to January.

I wrapped all the presents I had purchased so far. That’s a good thing to do when shut in.

Brandon brought home barbecued chicken and we were joined by my granddaughter, Kyra Swan and Jennifer Smith and her son, Iain.

Wednesday, Dec. 18, came in clear and sunny with about 6-iinches of new snow on the ground.

Danielle Ricketts, and I went to Toys R Us so I could buy a gift for 6 month old Zoey. I bought her an educational toy that she can sit in and it has shapes to put in holes.

In the late afternoon, I went with Brandon for a dinner visit with Samson and Nichole. We ate at McDonald’s as our plan was to go shopping at Wal-Mart to let Nichole pick out something for her 8th birthday. She was born on Dec. 21 and came home on Christmas Day.

Nichole picked out a new born baby doll and two small Lego sets.

During dinner Nichole showed us a set of letters written by her classmates. Every child in her class wrote her a special letter telling her shat they which for her birthday. Nichole is in the second grade at Golding School in Cobleskill.

On Thursday morning I wrote out more Christmas cards and mailed family calendars to Ray’s two sisters, Betty Bates and Norma Ayers. I do that every year and it really brightens up their holiday and year.

I spent the afternoon with Danielle and Zoey and then I was joined for dinner by Marcia and Kyra. Spending time with my family makes a perfect week full of contentment.