*I started the morning going out to coffee with my sister Christy. We went to a local coffee shop, “The Bean”, and both enjoyed a latte and a good visit. Even though we live in the same town, we often don’t get time for just the two of us to get away and talk, so it was a very nice outing.
* I found a show yesterday afternoon on Netflix called “Fannie’s Last Supper” that was fascinating to watch . The premise of the show was following the process of Chris Kimball, the founder of Cook’s Illustrated magazine, who spent more than two years of “research, recipe testing, and intense planning” in order to host a Victorian dinner based on the recipes of Fannie Farmer, author of The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, first published in 1896. It all ended in a dinner party, complete with Victorian plate settings, and a 12-course dinner.
* We finally put Christmas away at Mountain View Congregational Church, as Paul and I gathered with a few others to take down the trees, lights, garland, and other decorations that makes our church look festive for the Christmas season, and stored it all away until next year. Then we all gathered together to pray before we left, leaving us uplifted and encouraged.