Thursday, December 23, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It is hard to believe it is almost Christmas already.  With the temps in the 70s and beautiful weather, it is hard to get in the Christmas spirit.  That changed somewhat today with two packages arriving from our children with presents and goodies in them.  Great!  Both daughters are great bakers and we always look forward to their cookies and breads.  Trust me, they are great.  I already have checked them out.

We had some last minute shopping to do today and ran into the typical horrendous traffic around the malls.  Where did all these people come from and why did they wait until the last minute?  There are a couple groups out here that collect toys for the needy children and we went out and bought 7-8 toys to contribute to the cause.  We took them to one store that collects them, however they picked up the toys this morning.  Oh Oh!  We then went to the local firehouse where we donated the toys last year.  Thank God they hadn't picked them up there yet.  We dodged the bullet this time.

Since we were out on the road, we decided to eat dinner out at a Chinese restaurant.  Two Chinese meals in three days.  There goes the sodium allowance for the month.  We did enjoy the meals so that made it ok.

We sure do live an exciting life out here in the desert.  LOL

Our son Larry Jr. writes a blog and I almost died laughing at his writings today.  It took me three tries to finish reading his edition tonight.  You can read what he had to say by clicking the "Pondering Dad" blog on the side of my blog. 

The sunset last night was spectacular and I managed to get a decent shot before it faded.  We have had some rain out here the last couple days and it was clearing up right at sunset.

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