There is something interesting going on at the newspaper offices. Today we once again received two copies of the Galveston Daily News. And we received two copies of the Houston Chronicle. Wonder what the reason behind that could be. The carrier seeing double? A holiday ruse to get twice the Christmas tip?
Well, speaking of Christmas, tomorrow is December again. We actually did a little bit of Christmas shopping yesterday. Of course we had to combine it with some Jachin shopping. His birthday is next Monday, but his party is Saturday. Not sure when or where, though. Hope we get some details soon. Actually we probably already got them, but I don't remember. Non-essential information at the time. Becoming more essential with each passing day.
We saw the WalMart checker yesterday who we gave some fried turkey to on Thanksgiving Day. She was extremely grateful. Just raved about the juicy-ness and especially about the flavor of the spices. Thanks again for that one, Alex McLaughlin. Even Josh's son Zakary decided he liked fried turkey after trying it last week. Amazing what sometimes happens when you give something a chance. I had to say sometimes, because honestly some things just don't taste good at all. Like Chinese food.
We also had to get some more coffee beans. We ran out of Boyer's coffee from Denver a while back, so we have been trying some new stuff. Looks like Starbuck's version from Southeast Asia is going to be the winner. It's called Sumatra. Only problem was, Starbuck's didn't have any when we went by. We found some at Target, but it was already ground. Randall's finally came through, though. And Chris got two packages. She has officially put it on her grocery rotation. As we use up one package, she pulls a replacement from the cupboard and adds it to the grocery list. Ideally we'll never run out that way. We'll see.
When we got home Mom was just having breakfast. It was 12:30. We teased her a bit about sleeping all morning. She stayed up a few hours, then went back to bed again, and didn't get up until suppertime. She was ready to start the day by then. In fact I thought she'd just stay up and watch Letterman or something when we went to bed, but she went on back to her room when we went to bed at ten. I haven't slept that much since I was a teenager.
Isaiah 12:4-5 says, "Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world."
Father, watch over Mom while she sleeps. And help her be rested up to go to Libbie's Place today. Amen.