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"It's cold!"

"How cold is it?"

"So cold it sleeted Friday and ice is still on the grass and trees on Wednesday!"

True story! It hasn't gotten out of the 30s yet, and one day last week I was wearing short sleeves and had the air conditioner on in my car.

It has been cold all this week here. We were slated for a bad ice storm and "catastrophic power outages," but it just sleeted and the power stayed on. I had filled the tubs up so we could flush the toilets if the power and well went out, but drained them Friday night. We were lucky!

We celebrated our 32nd anniversary by going to the annual Co-op Dinner. I don't think we've ever missed but one, when James had just been in the hospital. We always enjoy the good food and stocking up on another year's worth of their pens. We love their pens!

Lyla came over Saturday night, while Liz and Justin ran errands and we took her to town for supper and ice cream as cold as it was! It was the first time I'd been out that day or Friday. We had fun! It sleeted again that night, but we had church on Sunday with no problems.

Sunday night almost 30 of us gathered at Laura Craft's home for the annual Christmas Party. We eat tons of good finger foods, then played "Dirty Santa." It’s always a blast!

On our prayer list are Helen Goforth, who has moved to Covington Care, Kali Langston, Pat Armstrong, Judy Randolph, Bonnie Holbrook, Johnny Jones, Rosie Barnes, Addison Shearon and so many more, along with our servicemen and women.

The Senior Saints Banquet will be on the 12th at 6 p.m. Liz and I are taking Lyla to see The Wizard of Oz in Memphis that night. I know all of us will have a good time!

Movie night was cancelled because we were going to see "A Christmas Story" at the Ruffin. It was cancelled because of ice. So I'm hoping we can go this Saturday night. Will see how many can go.

Members of the Covington Church of Christ will not have services on Christmas night. And on Tuesday the 31st we'll have our mid-week service. No church that Wednesday night.

Happy birthday this week goes to Amanda Fletcher on Dec. 9, to Michael Nolan on the 10th and to Chelsea Johnson on the 14th! Sympathy is extended to Mike Rogers in the death of his uncle, Dewitt Garrett, and to Pat Stephenson in the death of her cousin, Ruth Boone. Those families have my prayers.

This week's Farmer's Almanac quote: "To make silver polish, puree banana skins in a food processor." Well! Stay warm this week, wherever you are! And if you are in this area, attend Dickens on the Square this weekend!

Until next week . . .

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