Christmas at The Kay

December 3, 2023

I awoke at 5:00 a.m. I had slept through the night. I wrote my blog and prayed my thanksgivings. 

Dear God,

Thank you for this morning. I am grateful for good sleep. 

Thank you for gifts. I enjoy the experience of giving and receiving. 

Thank you for music. It fills me with joy. 

Thank you for opportunities. I am grateful to share my talents with others. 

Thank you for confidence. I am grateful that I am perfectly made. 

Thank you for books. I am grateful for written words. 

Amen (so be it)

When I got started with my day. I took all the presents in the house and put them under the tree. Angel wasn’t happy that her sister had more presents under the tree than she did. I talked to her about being happy for other people and celebrating when they get more than you. She seemed unconvinced about that being a fun thing to do. I went back out to the banana hut and watched the sunrise as I drank my tea. I wrote more of my blog when Angel came in. She showed me that her brand new pajamas were too big around the waist. I turned on the sewing machine and took in the waist. Angel was really interested in the sewing machine and how it worked. I answered her questions about it and explained to her what I was doing. The thread got jammed up at one point. I patiently cleared out the thread while explaining to Angel what I was doing. Once the jam was cleared, I finished sewing. Angel tried on the pajamas and they fit perfectly. Angel said, “thank you for fixing my pajamas”. I smiled at her manners and said, “you’re welcome”. 

Angel went back in the house and I wrote my blog some more, drinking my tea with Little Bit cuddled up next to me. Then I did a full body relaxation session for 20 minutes. Relaxing my entire body from head to toe, thanking each part of my body as I relaxed it. I felt great after my relaxation session. I got ready for church and helped Angel finish getting ready. We drove up the road to the Friendship Church. It was wonderful to see everyone at church. We arrived early enough that I had the opportunity to converse with people before the service started. I enjoyed listening to people share what was happening in their lives and I enjoyed the church service. Here is a picture the notes I took. 

Back at home, I drank a smoothie and laid down to take a nap until it was time to go to town to get ready to perform at a Christmas concert. Christmas at the Kay is a yearly concert held at The Kay Theater featuring the community band, Rising Star Baptist church choir, local singers and actors. I attend it every year but this was my first year performing. 

Instead of napping, I called family members to check in and see how they were doing. I had fun conversations with my cousin and one of my sons until it was time to go. I arrived an hour before the event started. I practiced my song with the band and chatted with people. 

The concert was great fun. I performed 2nd in the line up singing Little Drummer Boy. Christopher came with Angel and we all sat together. I thoroughly enjoyed the performances and it was fun singing along with the carols at the end. Christopher left to take Angel to Awanas. I stayed after it was over and (you guessed it) talked with people. Then some of us went next door the Eastbell Taphouse to get something to eat. I had a big salad and conversed some more. I love socializing and connecting with people. People are so beautiful and amazing. 

I left to go pick up Angel from Awanas. I was grateful to be behind someone going slower on the highway on the drive there. Ever since witnessing that tragic accident a while back, I prefer to drive slower than 70 on the highways at night. Of course going too slow is not a good idea either but when I end up in a line of cars going slower, I feel safer and appreciate the opportunity to slow down. 

I picked up Angel and headed home. She had fun at her program and told me all about it on the drive. Christopher had a bath ready for us at home. Angel and I took a quick bath and we all got ready for bed. I went in the banana hut and straightened up until Angel and Christopher came in. I read out loud two chapters from Hank the Cowdog book 4. Those books are funny and we are really enjoying them. I like doing different voices for the characters when I’m reading. I feel it improves my acting skills and it’s fun. When I finished reading, we said our good nights and I went straight to bed. Angel slept in the banana hut with me on the trundle bed and we fell asleep around 8:30 p.m. listening to The Boxcar Children on audio. 

Thank you for reading my blog and being a part of my life. I dearly appreciate you. 



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