Christmas Eve in Tuscaloosa

Sunday, December 24, 2017 – Christmas Eve

We were up at 6:00 this morning and it was still cloudy, with misting rain at times. Temperature was 43. It never really warmed up and was a gray, cloudy, windy day with intermittent rain. So tired of gray days!

Christmas Eve DeerBut there are blessings on gray days too. Looked out and we had a beautiful doe bedded down in the pine straw just off our bedroom deck, down by the pond. She was still there when we left for Tuscaloosa. So pretty. Last night coming home from Aunt Helen’s we saw a really big buck. He had the largest rack we have seen in a long time. Hope he survives hunting season.

We had a quick breakfast with Jennifer and David and got ready to roll. Jennifer was not feeling well this morning, cold type symptoms, so say a prayer for her. We said our goodbyes and we all left about 8:15. Two GrinchesOn the road again!!! Only a short trip but we are in FRED. We had an uneventful drive to Tuscaloosa and are mooch camping in Mom’s driveway for the next two nights. Nancy was already at Mama Ruby’s house when we arrived. We started helping get things ready for tomorrow. We got some Christmas decorations out and worked on getting some Christmas spirit in various rooms of the house. Also started on some of the food preparations for tomorrow. We left the house about 3:30 for the 4:00 pm Christmas Eve service at Tuscaloosa First United Methodist. It was a wonderful service and the sanctuary was packed. We sang carols, listened to the choir, and then a meditation by the pastor, had communion and closed with a candle light service. Really nice service.

Afterwords we went back to Mama Ruby’s house, prepared dinner then returned Mama Ruby to to the assisted living. Tomorrow will be a busy day.

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