One of the best parts of the week after Dec. 25th is enjoying the gifts given and received. Cam declared our new family bread maker as one of his favorites. It is a bit surprising how quickly a homemade loaf of bread can be devoured. Jane was thoroughly excited about her new 'armed' monitors for her work desk. Chris and his son had it all set up for her by Christmas morning.
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Feeling Hopeful for 2021 - Week of Dec. 28th
"Delay is preferable to error." ~Thomas JeffersonSometimes it pays off to delay an activity. The Christmas Lite Show is set up as a drive-thru display at our local minor league ballpark. It's the 23rd year for the event and it opens the day before Thanksgiving until Jan. 2nd. This year, there are nearly two miles of more than two million LED lights and 50 animated displays, tunnels and more. The Christmas Lite Show was created by Williams “Bill” Schrader, a U.S. Army veteran who served for 28 years. The show’s team has always been made up of mostly veterans. The $25 ticket price seems hefty but the entire experience takes roughly 30 minutes. With our van of four people, that's a little over $6 per person.
In the spirit of hopefulness and going above and beyond, we saw this commercial and it reminds us that everyone is capable of giving, even to those we do not know.
During the holiday break, Jane went to pick up Qdoba for lunch. They were very generous with their portions. Cam's usual order is a chicken taco in a soft shell tortilla. Typically, it includes a couple tablespoons of chicken. This particular one looked to be at least 5 tablespoons. Cam was astounded and declared.
"Mom, they really hooked me up! This is a lot of chicken!"