We’ve been at Abita Springs RV Park since this past Monday. It’s very nice with very tall pine trees. It is mostly Class A motor homes here which is odd because it’s usually about half and half Class A and Fifth wheelers.
Christmas decorations are on and around the RVs. Our RV is decorated for Christmas with a wreath out front and a few little decorations and decorated presents on the dashboard. Madisyn and I hung several ornaments on a decorative string across part of the inside. That’s about all we have room for but it looks nice and we’re happy!
Roy’s right knee surgery has been rescheduled for December 30th. His left ankle is healing well and he should be very good to go by the 30th. He would have been ready the week before but the doctor isn’t doing any surgeries the week of Christmas.
Our ex-daughter in law’s brother’s funeral was today and we attended it at River Rock Church in Loranger, LA. He was killed in an accidental gun shooting while he was hunting last week. He was only 33 and was a really nice guy and a good father to his two children and brother to his sister Liz. The service was made even more special today when they played a video of his recent baptism in a river near y. His pastor spoke about what a changed man Joseph was after he gave his life to the Lord. What a wonderful witness this was to all who heard the message. Please keep Liz and Madisyn in your prayers during this very hard time.
When we left the funeral in Loranger to return to Abita Springs I looked up information about touring Abita Springs Brewery. It was 1:15 p.m. and the website said the next tour would start at 2:00 p.m. Perfect timing for us to stop there just in time for the tour. It’s not a big place but they produce a lot of different types of beer. The tour starts by everyone getting a taste of any of the several flavors they produce. We then watched a video about how the beers are made and the processes they use. We all lined up outside the Brewery door and went in to learn more and see where the products are all manufactured. We were there for about 45 minutes and it was good that it wasn’t a long tour because of Roy’s ankle but he made it and enjoyed himself.
I have a temporary job now which I’ll start on Monday at Southeastern Louisiana University (where I retired from!) in Textbook Rentals where the students return their books to at the end of the semester and pick them up from when the new semester starts. I’ll work this next week, be off for two weeks and then work for 3-4 weeks in January til the 31st. Roy’s surgery will be while I”m off the two weeks so I’ll be able to stay home with him. We’ll be moving to Berryland Camping in Hammond for a week and then to Punkin Park Campground in Hammond for the duration of Roy’s recovery and my time working.
While we were staying at Calloway in Hammond we had a visit from Christina and Sue Picou and Sue’s grandsons Ricky (Amy’s son) and Nicholas (Christina’s son). They are a little over a year old and walking. We had a wonderful visit and the picture below is of me sitting with the two little guys! Also below are a couple of pictures from a visit with Kim, Chip, Madisyn, Braxton and Bentley. We’re going to visit with them tomorrow after church and I can’t wait to gobble them up. They are so precious!
Trinity’s Children’s Choir presented their Christmas music last Sunday night and it was such a blessing to hear their beautiful voices sing about Jesus. I could see lots of proud parents smiling in the audience as their little one’s sang their hearts out.
Our Adult Choir is performing it’s Christmas music this Sunday morning at 10:45. These two events are two of my biggest reasons to be happy about being home for Christmas. I don’t think I’ve ever missed either singing in or hearing the Adult Choir sing for Christmas. What a blessing to have such strong music talent in our home church.
The weather here has been cold and hot and cold and hot for the last couple of weeks and here’s a graphic that shows it perfectly!
My physical therapy is on hold for now because of the temporary job and until I back to the doctor the week of Christmas. Physical Therapy has helped but hasn’t made the pain go away all the time. At least now I am not in constant pain and for that I’m very thankful.
We’ve discovered this wonderful local store here called Aquistapace’s. I like cheese but usually am not nuts about cheese. However, this place has a wonderful cheese section with more types of cheese than I’ve ever seen. They have gouda cheese with blueberries in it and another with raspberries in it and many more different varieties of cheeses. Even their regular white cheddar was delicious. If you love cheeses I’d highly recommend this place. It’s also has lots of local foods and we’re going back there today to see what we can find this time. It is so neat to discover new places in your home state!
Our fourth seeded Southeastern’s Lions are playing University of New Hampshire in the quarter-finals of the NCAA Division 1 Football Championship this evening at our own Strawberry Stadium. We’ll be listening on the radio to this as it’s only on ESPN3 and we do not get that, even if we pay. I’m so proud of our team and wish them the best this evening!
Ya’ll have a great weekend and ya’ll come back now ya’ hear!