2020 February 08 Saturday

2020 February 08 Saturday in Liberty Hill, TexasFor a more complete story, go to, http://TomAndEllaJournal.WordPress.comot as much sleep as I had hoped for, but it gave me a chance to view the moon.There was no worry of our water supply freezing again last night. And with the sky so clear It should warm nicely today..few of us gathered to bag cookies for the annual Grandies** Valentine’s Day cookie sale at church. It only took about twenty minutes for three of us to split about twelve dozen cookies into bags of two each. This is one of several fund raisers for our group. It suit supports our ministries.nce again it was laundry day. Three washer loads and two dryers. As usual I took a short nap while Ella kept an eye on the laundry.fter the clothes were washed, mostly folded, and packed away for transport home, it was round for lunch. We couldn’t decide on what to eat. When undecided, go to a buffet. We went to Star Buffet.fter a leisurely lunch, we headed toward home. We didn’t get far before we were turned around by the police. Traffic was stopped at a railroad crossing.progression toward sunset with fast moving clouds. It made for some interesting photographs.IF YOU ENJOYED MY JOURNAL ENTRY, PLEASE CLICK THE LIKE BUTTON, LEAVE A COMMENT AND/OR FOLLOW.

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  • Day 130 in our Texas home
  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 February 07 Friday

2020 February 07 Friday in Liberty Hill, Texas

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ell, I made it to sleep before midnight and slept straight through until my bladder demanded that I get up. That’s not too bad.

o more below freezing nights, at least for the next ten days. Although it is not all sunshine and roses. Five out of the next ten days have rain in the forecast.

s the sun works it way northward, it will soon be behind that light pole that is in most morning photos taken from my deck. I could take photos without it if I got warmly dressed and walked a hundred feet or so to the south.

oday Ella and I attended a Valentine’s Day Luncheon at the Leander UMC where the 50+ meetings and game days are held. This is an annual event held on the Friday before Valentine’s Day. Since next Friday is Valentine’s, this was the Friday before.

fter the meal there was a game. A slideshow projected photos of movie star couples and we had to write the names of the couples, the name of the movie, and/or their characters’ names. I knew something about all of the movies except “An Officer And A Gentleman” which I’ve never seen.

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  • Day 129 in our Texas home
  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 February 06 Thursday in Liberty Hill, Texas

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Grandkids having a snowday in Cedar Park Texas nine years ago. They had much more snow than we did last night. See photo below.

ur water line froze overnight even though I have a heated water hose. For those who are unaware, we live in an RV and our water comes from a hydrant and through a hose which is connected to the RV.

By ten o’clock the water was running free again.

hat bright sun was very welcome this morning.

t ten twenty one the outside temperature had risen from twenty eight to thirty eight. At the same time it was nearly seventy five degrees inside.

This is an article from or local newspaper, “The Library Hill Independent.” The article is about the original 150 year old church building on our campus. It is, by all accounts, the oldest existing building in Liberty Hill. The building it’s used now as a chapel and wedding venue.

It truly it’s as amazing building. It was originally on another piece of land. It was disassembled moved and reassembled in its present location.

he official count for today at the Over the Hill Gang* lunch was forty nine. It seemed that there were more than that.

e had two teams of three for canasta, after lunch. We played two games and each team won one.

his is one of my off the cuff creations. When my children were little and they’d ask what was for supper, is say it doesn’t have a name because until a few minutes ago, it didn’t exist. I now have four adult children two of which are chefs a third who is a foody.

hat I created tonight was fueled by the need to eat more of the leftover beef and barley soup from yesterday and the desire to not not have soup again. I had pancake mixes. So, a little of this and a little of that mixed together and poured into my old George Foreman grill with lower grill replaced with the pan. Minutes later we had a impossible pot pie – sort of.

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*The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.

2020 February 05 Wednesday

2020 February 05 Wednesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

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Thirty three degrees with very wintery clouds in the sky. Our Grandies** meeting was cancelled in fear of the predicted storm.

f you think this shot of the sunrise is dismal, wait until you see the sunset photograph.

warned you at the top of this post that the sunset photo was worse than the sunrise.

I managed this photograph of the chapel add we were leaving choir practice.

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  • Day 127 in our Texas home
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 February 04 Tuesday

2020 February 04 Tuesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

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ixty one degrees is the luxury to which we woke today. It reached a nice seventy two degrees with an eleven mph breeze. Tomorrow’s predicted high is forty one and then down to twenty nine.

his sunrise was slightly odd this morning with the glow beneath but not around the sun.

e had about a dozen for lunch at the Georgetown senior center. Let me rephrase that, there were a dozen or more in attendance for lunch. Lunch consisted of chicken fried steak, asparagus, mashed potatoes with gravy, and mixed fruit.

efore lunch we had a special speaker from the Texas Consumer Protection Agency. She told about the many schemes and scams to watch for. Many of them target older folks, like us. She also gave tips on what to do if we’ve been the target of a scam.

or supper tonight I made spaghetti and meatballs. I made the meatballs about the size of ping pong balls.

I’m glad I took these photos of the afternoon sky. If I had waited until sunset it would have only been a picture of a dark gray sky with no sun to be seen.

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2020 February 03 Monday

2020 February 03 Monday in Liberty Hill, Texas

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am puzzled. The moon is in the first quarter. With my eyes I see a partial moon, but in this photos it appears perfectly round.

s I capture the morning sun, the camera darkens everything else. Pretty amazing technology.

t was chicken enchiladas, beans, hominy, and mandarin oranges for lunch at the Georgetown senior center today. Attendance was down at this center also, though not as low as the Leander center.

fter lunch we drove to the Wal-Mart in Cedar Park for prescriptions, groceries, and household supplies.

eemed likes a good idea to dump the black and gray water tanks before the not so nice nice weather arrives this week.

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  • Day 126 in our Texas home
  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 February 02 Sunday in Liberty Hill, Texas

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e were on the road to church before the sun came over the tree tops. And then it was in my eyes part of the way there. That’s thanks to the twisted, hilly six mile road between home and Cross Tracks Church.

really like the information station just inside the main entrance. Plus there are people to greet you, give you a bulletin, and direct you to the sanctuary, classrooms, or nursery.

lus, it’s near the breakfast bar. We were a little early so it was not fully stocked yet. There will be breakfast burritos, sausage biscuits, sausage kolaches, sweet rolls, donuts, various fruits, orange drinks, soft drinks, coffee, tea, and bottled water. Yes, you may take them into the sanctuary.

astor John Saint’s sermon today was titled “Upside-Down Blessings“.

hen that meeting was over, a few of us went to the Shlotzsky’s near the church.

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2020 February 01 Saturday

2020 February 01 Saturday in Liberty Hill, Texas

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Clear skies do two things for us in our Texas home. They bring that nice, bright, and hot sunshine, The second effect of the clear sky is at night the temperature drops quickly.

hough I didn’t sleep overly long, I woke, not because of an alarm, but because I had slept enough. I was rested. That is not to say that I had a particularly restful sleep. I had wild dreams.

or breakfast/brunch I made hash browns, eggs, fried spam strips, grapefruit, kiwis, and toasted English muffins.

I love home made egg noodles. And the only way to get home made noodles is for me to make them.

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2020 January 31 Friday

2020 January 31 Friday in Liberty Hill, Texas

ore haze and mote overcast skies until around two thirty I the afternoon when the sun came out to play

Grey skies are gonna clear up. Put on a happy face.

For lunch I made chicken fried chicken, fry bread. Corn, diced tomatoes, and kiwi.

An hour or so before sunset.

Sunset.

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  • Day 123 in our Texas home
  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 January 30 Thursday

2020 January 30 Thursday in Liberty Hill, Texas

Now this is a true throw back Thursday. This is my Teddy bear. Teddy was given to me by my sister on the day I was born, 73 years ago. To see more about Teddy, go to my other blog: https://tomandellajournal.wordpress.com/

loudy? Yep. Cloudy It began and cloudy it remained. See the “sunrise” photo below and compare it to the “sunset” photo and the end of this post.

made fry bread and eggs for breakfast. I also made a caramel apple pie with a crumb topping and walnut crust. I took it to the Over The Hill Gang* this morning and it all quickly disappeared,so I assume people liked it.

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here were forty seven senior citizens in attendance today for lunch. Lunch was bbq brisket cooked by Tresa, who also happens to be Ella ends my landlady at the Stocktank RV Park. The brisket was good. However, after having brisket at Brotherton’s Black Iron Barbeque yesterday, today’s meat was too dry for my liking.

adine and Lu played canasta with us. We had not taken our Fast Track game out of the truck from when we played yesterday at Grandies**. That was a good thing because Bill, Karen, Rex, and Blanca wanted to play it.

This was today’s sunset. Not very interesting.

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  • Day 122 in our Texas home
  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)