When the gray days of winter set in you have to try your hand at something else to break the monotony. So I am trying "rock painting". Now before you applaud my artistic abilities (Not!) I need to tell you I used some old stamps I had to see if I get get them to stick on the rock and it really wasn't too bad!! Acrylic paint! I need to spray them with some polyurethane, outside of course. Just something new to fool with!!
Back at work once again has reminded me of the joy of retirement, the time at least. Although I like what I am doing and I think it is good for me, I do not take the gift of retirement lightly. But Advent is a wonderful time to delve back into the church. The paraments for Christmas are a deep royal blue, the accents are gold wreaths, lights on the tree. Our Lutefisk Supper is past, but for years it has always heralded the Advent/Christmas season. Then our Sunday school Christmas program was this past Sunday. All the kids have to do is stand there as angels, shepherds, Mary, Joseph and the parents and grandparents are 'happy, happy, happy". Next week is our choir cantata -- always a joy and a wonder. And then Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and so it goes.
Being alone I don't do a lot with Christmas decorating, but I take out a few special things like my Nativity set. Mom made it for me years ao. She painted and fired a set for me and one for my brother. It is also fun to take them out and look at them and place them in a visible location.
We have had cold weather out here on the plains of Eastern Montana, but not much snow. This week is to get close to 50 degrees again so we will take that. January and February are still ahead of us.