Me age 16. I haven't changed a bit have I? Well, you can't have everything. Last night was our Empty Nesters Christmas party and they sang happy birthday to me and Roberta (we are twins - just 20 years apart). We had a white elephant exchange and Dan ended up with Elk jerky so he is a happy camper today! I spent the week mostly being sick with a bad cold that Dan had the week before. He didn't want me to feel left out so he passed it on. Sunday I felt pretty good and we had 5 couples for dinner after the Community Christmas choir program at 4:00 pm. I made Christy's Swedish meatballs with gravy over mashed potatoes. It was a big hit and enjoyed by all with many eating seconds, then we had ice cream with carmel and chocolate and nuts toppings for dessert. Afterwards the Shimers stayed and we played pinochle until 10:30! We are in charge of cleaning the church and checking the building every night. Two sweet sisters cleaned for me last week because I was sick. Dan & I just got back from cleaning it for this Sunday. The bathrooms took me 2 hours and Dan is great at swabbing the deck. Tonight Dan has a scout board of review and I'm going to watch TV and sit by the fire and do a few more Christmas cards. I'm done with buying presents for everyone and that feels great! I am so excited to have everyone here for Christmas. Mom & Harold might even come!