On a Roll with Daisy 2013 travel blog


Brrrr!! We are in the midst of a big winter storm that has affected most of the country. So far our situation in Central Texas hasn’t been quite so serious as in the northern part of the state. This morning my water hose was frozen, so I had to use water out of my fresh water tank. Luckily, I had about a quarter tank of fresh water. By early afternoon the hose had thawed enough for me to get water. I decided that it would be a wise move to fill up the fresh water tank so I’d be ready if it froze again. For Plan B I called the Pecan Grove office to get the access code for the women’s bathroom. It’s always good to have a backup plan. The forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning is for possible freezing drizzle.

Tonight I attended my Bible class’s Christmas party at church. We had a potluck dinner. After dinner we had some “tests” of ten questions each: (1) Identify the language for “Merry Christmas” as others say it. I correctly identified seven out of ten. (2) For events occurring on Christmas day, arrange them in historical order. I was at the bottom of the heap on this one, I think, with only three correct answers. Ugh! Back to history class. (3) Identify the actual titles of Christmas songs from verbose versions. Again, I got seven out of ten. The one funniest to me was “Obese personification fabricated of compressed mounds of minute crystals” (Frosty, the Snowman).

After exercising our poor brains, we then had a white elephant gift exchange. The gift that I drew was certainly not of the white elephant category. There was a floral mixed peonies scented soap in a pretty tin, a box (which resembles a book) of “Nests & Eggs” note cards, four plastic rose-colored heart-shaped candy dishes and a bag of assorted Ghirardelli chocolate squares. I’d go for “elephants” like these at any time!

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