The kids all sang nice and loudly after the Pastor said he thought he could sing louder all by himself than they could. They instantly rose to the challenge!! The preschoolers/kindergartners did their little rendition of Away in a Manger with hand signs and got a round of applause. They always steal the show.
My younger brother on the east coast has been diagnosed with ALS. He's gone downhill pretty fast. He has lost the ability to carry on long conversations, and he was released from the rehab facility after his benefits ran out. Hopefully he'll get some help from the VA, since he was in the Navy in the 80's. That made me very sad. I want to finish up a quilt and send it to him, since I can't travel out there any time soon.
Christmas is coming in one week and I still have a few things to buy/make. I have made a ton of clothes again this year for those 18" dolls, and exchanged a boxful of cute outfits for a Joann's gift certificate with a lady at church.
Our ladies Bible study class finished up the year with a little party at Melody's. There were lots of yummy things to eat and we finished up the subject we were working on. There was much discussion of the events of last Friday in Connecticut. Evil is everywhere, and you have to guard your heart against it.
One of our ladies fell at church on Sunday and in trying to catch herself she dislocated both shoulders and broke a bone in both a shoulder and a hand. She's been immobilized until she sees the orthopedic physician, with ace-type bandages around her torso until the swelling goes down. Poor thing, she spent nearly the entire day at the emergency room! She's in our thoughts and prayers. Folks are sending in meals and running errands for her.