Our residents woke up this morning to the first real winter snowfall! As is fairly common for Kansas though, the snow hid some underlying ice, so we had quite the crew out there this morning shoveling and plowing. Hopefully we’ll be able to get the lots clear for the December Village luncheon today at noon. I’m told our resident hosts this month planned a traditional Christmas meal of Cumberland Gap ham and all the trimmings.
Christmas always seems to bring out the baker in people, and there has been no end of Christmas cookies, cakes, brownies, candy, etc. laying around in the coffee shop. A person without will-power could certainly gain a few pounds, but then isn’t that what the holiday season is all about?
Well, I believe the women are finishing up with their china painting class. I have to confess that when I first started here, I didn’t know what that meant. I honestly thought they had like a giant map of China and were doing paint-by-number or something. But they invited me to a few of their classes, and they really turn out some stunning pieces. Plates, lamps, bowls, etc. One of them has even been featured in the newspaper for her talents, and so donated a few pieces to our Gala this past October.
At 1pm, we’ll take one of our shuttles to Wal-mart and transport whomever wants to go for some Christmas shopping. They should get back in time to enjoy a Christmas gathering that’s happening in the banquet center from 2 to 6. I’ll told there will be cookies, lots of socializing and fellowship, and a wassail bowl. Not sure what that is, but I guess we’ll find out!
Cold and dreary outside, but warm and cheery in the coffee shop! Residents are baking cookies and leaving them out for any who walk by. Although this seems to defeat the purpose of the exercise group that meets every Wednesday morning. I’m sure there are also refreshments at the quilting group meeting this morning, and the Red Hatters always go to a restaurant. I’m detecting a theme…
The closer we get to the holidays, the more resident’s family members I see, which is always a welcome sight. The quality of life that we strive to provide every day still cannot compete with the importanace of seeing children and grandchildren who come to visit from around the country. For ways to stay involved all throughout the year, give us a call! Thanks for all that you do.