This is the advent season, preparation for the coming of Christ. Today our society sees Christmas primarily as a season of gifts, both given and received, but the real “reason for the season” is Jesus. We were reminded in church this morning that we are not only preparing for the birth of Christ, but also for his return. Lots of preparing to do!

There have been record high temperatures here and all over the country this week, a highly unlikely beginning to the month of December. As you can guess, I’m loving every second! My sciatica is much improved as well as any residual lower back problems. LeRoy has been working (surprise, surprise!) at building a shaded deck for us to enjoy between the house and our motor home. We had planned to eat Thanksgiving dinner out there but the wind was way too much that day.

Our days with an Eagle bus gained us lots of good friends, most of whom still let us hang around even though we don’t have Liberty any longer. This week we heard that our gospel music friend Steve Weatherford and his family were heading back toward Oklahoma through Yuma after their California tour and we told them we had room for their bus (and them) here overnight. What a blessing! We haven’t seen any of them since Skylar was in elementary school and he’s 16 now. Standalee was the photographer, so she isn’t pictured but was definitely here. We loved having them.

This week LeRoy found a double reclining sofa on our local marketplace site. It’s a bit big in our space but so comfy!

My Facebook memories since Thanksgiving have been of past years’ Christmas decorations. It’s fun to remember where we were and how we decorated with many of the same familiar ornaments. I have several nativity sets of different sizes from tiny to larger and the mirrored area in the built in china cabinet is perfect to display them. The little tree is on the table along with all our keepsake ornaments. We used to buy a new ornament every year and lots of them were Hallmark ornaments with the date. What were we even doing in 1996? One special one was given to us by our friends Jim and Linda Anderson on the occasion of our 25th wedding anniversary in 1990! Several have come from Johnny and Karen Schmidt whom we’ve known since high school. Such fun reminiscing!

This week the overnight temperatures are forecast to look more “winterlike”, well by Yuma standards anyway. Overnight lows in the 40s may have us turning on the furnace! Stay warm, my friends!

About 2010liberty

Retirement agrees with us! After traveling in our 40' Silver Eagle bus conversion, whose name was Liberty, since 2010, it was time for a change. Now we spend the winter in Yuma, AZ and travel during the spring, summer and fall setting the Pace!
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