Dreary days just happen! Fortunately, we don’t have many of them and it isn’t freezing outside. I have to say, though, we miss seeing the sun on days like this! If you have cactus plants, it’s safe to water them now because it rained here yesterday.
Christmas is sneaking up on us, even if we don’t expect it to be a white one. Desert Grace Church has a real ministry among foster families and while we’re used to Angel Trees back in Wichita, the gifts we buy for the children on the tree here are for foster children. What fun we had shopping for a two year old girl! It was extra special since our own great granddaughter is just younger than that. We left her gifts in Kansas before we came this direction, but it felt a little like shopping for her. Tonight the church has something called Christmas Workshop, where there are games and activities for families from the community around us. Unlike most churches in Kansas, though, at least some if not all of these activities (not sure since we haven’t attended before) will be outside. The youth group will even have a fireworks stand since it’s legal to have fireworks to celebrate the New Year here.
Last year when we sold Liberty, we also sold the tow dolly. In order to buy another one to pull behind the Flair (and subsequently the Pace), LeRoy sold his dune buggy. I think it’s been eating at him since we got back, so tomorrow we are going on a road trip to look at another one. Dune buggies and other off road machines are street legal in Arizona, so it would give us a second means of transportation here. We’ll see how that goes.
When LeRoy’s Aunt Tressie, Grandma to the kids, was living in her own home, she always made rice pudding when we came to visit. It was a baked custard, always made in the same dish. I never could duplicate it exactly and I blamed it on my dish. At any rate, when she moved into the nursing home, I inherited the rice pudding dish but I didn’t have the recipe. But Google has it! I made rice pudding yesterday in Tressie’s dish and it came out perfect! LeRoy was so excited to have it for breakfast this morning, just like when we went to Tressie’s house. I hope it lived up to his expectations.