I left a little early for the walk so I could check out the progress on the barn. Philip had installed vents and lights to get ready for the insulation which is scheduled for the week before Christmas. It really is getting done.
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Right after our walk I left for Aldi in Pekin. I had heard that inflation rate had dropped so was expecting to see that at the grocery store. What a disappointment to find almost everything we needed had gone up again and some items drastically. The news people must not shop for groceries. A head of cabbage was well over $4.00, the same box of cereal purchased a couple weeks ago had jumped from $1.69 to $1.99. My heart goes out to the elderly who are trying to make it on just social security. The new checks for that were supposed to go up by 8.5 % except when mine came they had raised our Medicare so high that I actually lost money. Thank goodness for the freezer Karin gave me. We may just have to go back to raising our own beef and pork. I wanted to make a big pan of beef barley soup today and thought I might find some cheaper beef at Aldi but they had very little beef and what they had was high priced. Nolan sent a text this evening that there are only 2 male Cavapoo puppies left. The puppy below is wearing the blue collar.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
On our walk we discussed plans for the church Christmas caroling and some of the other functions happening this month. Thinking we have it arranged only to find out later in the day our plans won't work. I quit the walk a little early to get ready for Berean and picked up mom and Aunt Jinnie at 8:15 am. The wheel chair van worked perfectly so that is what we took. Berean this morning was hard, not physically but emotionally. Bill came in and when the work was finished read to the group Psalm 46. IF you would like to read about our morning and mourning there click HERE. After the Bibles were dropped off mom relaxed in her chair while Aunt Jinnie read to her until Joan arrived for the afternoon. My hip was hurting so I didn't want to work outside today even though the weather was mild. Only when we were home and getting ready for bed did I figure out why, I had forgotten to take my pills including an Aleve. We were awake at 4:00 am and it was too early to take them then with getting everything done forgot that I hadn't taken them. That is a good reason not to get out of bed early. Mark had an estimate in Hanna City so came home early for that then at 4:45 pm we left to meet David and Stephanie at a little park off Grandview drive to get Israel and Elisabet so David and Stephanie could go to a Christmas party and the kids could come with us to Jace and Abe's school Christmas program at Eureka college. This was for the kindergarten through 4th grade and the auditorium was packed. We were glad we arrived early enough to get seats.
Monday, December 5, 2022
The BIG news in the Meister family is another baby is on the way. Logan and Carli announced they are expecting.
Sunday, December 4, 2022
Karin asked Molly and Gabe if they would bring Nancy to church today so she could spend the day with the family. Both Molly and Gabe were more than happy to do so. Nancy LOVES singing the Christmas carols (not always on tune) but with gusto. Mike Rieker had the morning message and Tim Roecker had the afternoon message. Matt and Lisa provided lunch for everyone. They served the usual along with two different kinds of soup. Potato and chili. Everyone enjoyed that. After church I stopped at Dollar General to pick up more markers and coloring books. We had lots of grand daughters come for supper and only 2 grandsons, Israel and Zeke. Below are a few pictures and a couple videos of the evening.
Rhoda and Lee took Nancy home after volley ball. They had come in their little Prius and since their two children have to sit in car seats there wasn't room for a 3rd person in the back seat. Lee ended up sitting in the trunk until they dropped Nancy off. Karin was thankful as it saved her a trip to Morton and back. Nolan and Sarah only have 3 puppies still available. The female pupping wearing red is still available.