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Along the Winding Roads 1/10/13
Written by Martha Ackerman   
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 9:31 PM

Happy New Year! Is everyone sick of the snow? I guess when winter came, it wanted to make an impression on all of us. Even Arkansas had snow on Christmas day. According to my Arkansas family, it was the first time in over 80 years Arkansas had snow on Christmas.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas.  We attended the Children’s Mass at St. Sylvester’s Christmas Eve.  St. Sylvester School children participated in the Mass, which made it exceptionally nice this time of the year. The church looked beautiful with white lights on the green trees, red poinsettias and, of course, the focal point of the church was the Nativity. We had lots of help decorating this year which was really nice.

We spent Christmas day at my sister’s with family. What better way to spend a day.  Our decorations were down a couple of days after the big day. They are all in the shop now waiting for the snow to go away so they can go back down to the building.

I’ve been enjoying all the Christmas movies on Hallmark, LMN and Lifetime. Fred gets a little bored with them because most of them we’ve seen several times previously. I always have to see “Miracle on 34th Street” and “White Christmas.” It just isn’t Christmas without watching those two old favorites.

We watched a “Holiday on Ice” show last week. I always liked watching the skaters especially Scott Hamilton but this program had an opera singer that seemed to be the featured performer instead of the skaters. Didn’t enjoy that much. Guess you can tell opera is definitely not my cup of tea.

It looks like gasoline prices are going up again. We did enjoy that $3.29 per gallon for a few days. Can’t believe how fast it jumped 10 cents and by the time you read this, it is probably more than that. There were reports on Facebook of gasoline purchases less than $3. Wouldn’t that be nice?