Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 one more day

We are home from Colorado since last night around 10:00 pm.  According to the GPS when we left Monument, we should have been home around 8:00, but we stopped by Wayne and Ruth’s (brother & sister-in-law near Junction City). It was a good visit to top off the drive.

It was an easy trip.  We remarked it felt like we had a tail wind the way little red car sailed.  I texted Doug mentioning the good trip & he said it was a windy day in the Springs, blowing from the west.  Ahhh, it was a tail wind.  Also, the regular gas in Colorado  is mixed differently because of the altitude so Dan put in a higher grade.  Red car liked that a lot.

Today we attended the funeral of a long-time co-worker’s dad.  He was a WWII veteran with a beautiful graveside recognition.

Then I dumped all the gloves we have in the house out on the kitchen floor.  Work gloves, mechanic gloves, garden gloves, dress gloves, ski gloves….   I am throwing away those without mates and with holes.  Now, when we need a pair, there should not be a problem finding the right type.  Reality is,  gloves are like socks. 

Even though all gloves are in order,  there is one more day to make sure all business for 2011 is complete.  I have a pile of papers to be filed and somewhere in there I think I remember something that needs to be done by December 31st.  Why didn’t I tackle the pile of papers instead of gloves?  This post should have been entitled, “2011 last day, no more procrastination.”

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Garden of the Gods

Doug had to work today so the rest of us decided to travel down to Manitou Springs and Garden of the Gods.  In 1909 The Garden of the Gods was given to the city of Colorado Springs by the children of Charles Elliott Perkins, who wished that it be kept forever free to the public. 

If today is an indication, it is well used by all who live locally as well as visitors.  The parking lot was nearly full today with Colorado cars as well as many out-of-state license plates. 

It was a beautiful day for a short hike and picnic. 

 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sharing Christmas

Christmas Eve started with a candlelight service.  I’ve always wished I could try for a picture of a whole room of candles.  A camera couldn’t capture the beautiful feeling. 

After the service Kim, Marc and boys along with our neighbors Tom and Christi and last minute, neighbors Bret & Paige, who didn’t have plans enjoyed food and fellowship around our kitchen table.

Christmas Day was laid back between the excitement gifts and food at Kim and Marc’s.  Here are a few pictures of our Christmas.

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Yes, we’re in Colorado.   More on that tomorrow.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

May Peace, Joy and Love be with you on this day and throughout the new year.