2018 November 20 Tuesday

2018 November 20 Tuesday in Cedar Park

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35° and chilly start that got to 58°.

Once again both Ella and I worked today.

On the way home we stopped at Walmart so that Ella could buy insoles for her shoes. Her feet were really bothering her. She had to stand almost the entire six hour shift. Plus she’s still battling the cold or allergy that sends her into fits of coughing.

Traffic at the Santa site has really picked up over the last couple of days. Many kids are out of school for the Thanksgiving break. I get to visit with a lot of interesting children and their parents. It would be nice if I could log them all in my journal but there just isn’t enough time … or memory.

God bless you and g’nite.

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2018 November 19 Monday

2018 November 19 Monday in Cedar Park Texas

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39° and overcast start to the day. Slowly it climbed to 59° then dropped to 49°at dark.

Both Ella and I worked today. And we were constantly busy from them until three when it slowed down. I had several adults on my lap today and several teens by themselves. Also many tiny babies.

We didn’t feel like cooking tonight. Unfortunately the first two “sit down” restaurants we tried were closed. We did the drivethrough at Sonic.

We were pretty wornout so we spent the evening just waiting for time to go to bed.

God bless and G’nite!

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2018 November 18 Sunday

2018 November 18 Sunday in Liberty Hill

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The day started at 41° with child winds. At noon it was 45°. The next three days will have a down turn in temps. It’s not supposed to drop below freezing but closer enough.

Choir was really small today. Ella didn’t sing. Her coughing is letting up and her speaking voice is almost back to normal. I’m judging from the small turnout for first service that the cold and flu it’s just because it is so dark and dreary.

Neither of us worked today we will also have next Sunday off. That will be the last day of for me (other than Thanksgiving) until Christmas day.

After worship we went home and just hung out.

God bless and G’nite!

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2018 November 17 Saturday

2018 November 17 Saturday in Cedar Park and Leander,Texas

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45° start and warmed to 69°.

Both Ella and I worked today. It was a short day, just ten to two.

Because it was a short day we went out for a late lunch at Great Wall. I was looking for a Chinese buffet. They are not a buffet but the good was good and reasonably priced.

Also because it was a short day we took out clothes to the laundromat.

We had an amazing sunset as we were leaving the laundromat.

And then the moon was amazing tonight.

God bless and G’nite!

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2018 November 16 Friday

2018 November 16 Friday in Cedar Park Texas

The day started above freezing at 38° and reached 66°. It’s not supposed to dip below 40° tonight.

Ella had the day off and spent most of it in bed trying to kick her cold.

Santa had a young child of about 3 (?) Who did not want to be picked up by anyone, not Santa, not the set manager, and not his mother. He wasn’t afraid of Santa but we couldn’t get him to stand still and face the camera. If you tried to turn him around he’d shrug it off and move away. We did finally get photo though.

At the end of my set, a tall blond Asian woman in spike heels and a skimpy Santa themed outfit of short shorts and halter top came in. She sat on my lap and struck several posses that reminded me of old pinup girls. Then she brought in her own photographer (which they’re not supposed to do) and struck posses around the set. At least she did buy a photo package. I’m telling you this in case my photo ends up on some questionable website

VFW Fish fry tonight in Liberty Hill. I hurried home after work to get Ella and then back into town to eat cornmeal coated fish, fries, pinto beans, hush puppies, and coleslaw. I didn’t eat the slaw because it contained onions and I didn’t want to try out my eppy pen.

God bless and G’nite!

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2018 November 15 Thursday

2018 November 15 Thursday in Cedar Park Texas

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28° and clear sky to begin with. It warmed up considerably today. It reached 65° and then the clouds moved in.

Once again Santa got plenty of hugs but few photos were purchased. I head a pair of middle age women come for a photo. And later three young women from the Starbucks shop came for pictures with Santa.

This event is coming soon to Lakeline mall. This is my favorite time of the season. I do enjoy working with these children no matter their age

Two shots of the sky on our way home today.

To quote Forrest Gump, “That’s all I have to say about that.”

God bless and G’nite!

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2018 November 14 Wednesday

2018 November 14 Wednesday in Cedar Park Texas

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Today began at 21° but water to 51° in the early afternoon. By the time I arrived home from work it was 49° and sunny

My Santa boot’s tops tend to droop when I’m not wearing them. Then it’s harder to put them back on. However if I insert two large plastic cups, they don’t develope that droop.

Today I had a young child who got onto the set only as far as the camera. He then got down on the floor, covered his eyes, and buried his head against the carpet. No amount of coaxing or threatening from its parents would get him to move. So Santa got down on the floor with him and copied his pose. He looked up saw what I was doing and got up on his knees and started crawling around. His mother came through the set and he followed her. So she would lead him back past me so that the photographer could get a picture of the two of us on our hands and knees on the floor. Eventually I was able to get him up on the chair, but he was crying. However in one of the photographs it looked like he was smiling, even though he was crying. So it’s all a matter of timing. The parents bought the package with all of the digital photos downloadable.

This afternoon I saw a grandfatherly gentleman with a pre toddler in the baby cartage. I went out of the set to talk with him. He told me that they were from Russia and that there were older siblings so the would return for photographs. I reminded him that, though I deliver presents on December 6th in Russia, I would be bringing them early on December 25th in America. I then said, “Sasibo I do svidaniya,” (thank you and goodbye) Which is all the Russian I know.

That was the highlights of my day.

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