PAINT LICK —
Oh! What a great morning this Tuesday, Dec. 10, with a light snow falling and the sun is trying to shine. Isn’t life just wonderful!
I , like many others, love to watch the snow as it softly falls, and I do realize that some of you may say, “Well, I don’t like to travel in this nasty weather.”
I wonder; do we always have to go somewhere? And if we really do have to travel, can we not start early and take some time to be extra careful?
I intend to make that a resolution. I only pray that I can keep it ,and with God’s help I know I can.
This world and the people in it are far too rushed with everything that goes on in our lives. But then, don’t we make it that way. Right this morning, there are some who really cannot go anywhere. But just sitting here and watching the snow fall on Paint Lick Creek. Now that’s a memory!
Most church services were cancelled due the mini ice storm on Sunday. It gave us all a time to stay in and stay warm and go slow with the day. I did miss seeing Ted and Barbara and all the people from church. Hello to Rev. Jim Cox of Richmond. I pray you are doing well. We think of you often.
This past Saturday, Dec. 7, we here at Friends celebrated our 25th year with Christmas in The Village. It was the most relaxing morning, I think, of all the times before.
I was so very proud of the youngsters who came to do crafts with Ms. Delta Lamb and her helpers. Then, they sat on the floor of the big room downstairs and listened quite intently as Pastor Bobby Stinnett read the Christmas Story with all the eyes on him as he asked questions. And those children actually responded.
Thank you, Bobby from Paint Lick United Methodist Church.
We were pleased to have Santa and Mrs. Claus in the area, and the children did their thing as they received a toy and a treat bag.
Everything was amazing, and we here at Friends say “thank you” to all of you who helped with the cleaning up and those big strapping, young, men, Shawn and Greg. Well, they did a great job with the heavy stuff.
It would not be possible to make people happy without the help of so many others. And I might say this includes all the ladies who put in their time here at The Friends of Paint Lick. Thank You.
A very special happy birthday to my friend Janine Garlic of Lancaster this coming Sunday Dec. 15. I love you lady, from Katie. Be good!
Also, happy birthday to Carol Rhodus of Caleb Lane, Terry Shell of Lancaster, and to our friend here at Friends, Ramey Taylor, all on Sunday, Dec. 15.
Ramey, I might add, needs to slow down also and maybe give us a call sometime. A visit would be even better. We miss you and your family in Paint Lick.
May God Bless
PAINT LICK —
- Lifestyles & Community
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I was just thinking about the ordeal I’ve been going through since Sept. 19.
Life in Stringtown was full of hard work, simple pleasures
I had a chance to visit recently with an old friend, Alene Perkins Long.
Burning bridges and the importance of relationships
“Congratulations on your new job!” You tell a co-worker who announced she would be leaving in a couple of weeks. “Where are you going?” You ask her.
“I’ve landed a job that will put this place to shame! I am so excited about leaving here. This is going to be a great chance to advance my career,” the co-worker tells you.
Ensuring children develop a habit brushing their teeth
“Are you sure you brushed your teeth?” the father asked his son. His son solemnly nodded. His father said, “Let me smell your breath.” The son obligingly opened his mouth. Finally, the father said, “I need to check and see if your toothbrush is wet.”
This type of exchange happens in many households as children often do not brush their teeth, even when told to do so. This nightly inquisition can occur less frequently if parents establish a habit in their children to brush their teeth.
Saturated fat consumption leads to abdominal fat
New research from Uppsala University shows that eating more saturated fat in the diet causes an increase in the amount of fat stored in the abdominal area in comparison with extra consumption of polyunsaturated fat.
County’s oldest consignment sale begins today
The Little Ones’ Consignment Sale, Madison County’s oldest semi-annual sale of its kind, is open to the public 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Friday) and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the multi-ministry center behind United Methodist Church, West Main Street, Richmond. Marked items are half price on Saturday.
There’s more to do at the Village Trough
“I wish there was more to do here.”
Do you ever find yourself saying this sentence as you sit there bored out of your mind? Have you heard others ask it?
Well, there is something more to do now that Village Trough in Berea is staging shows with local and regional talent and preparing to open as a full dining and entertainment venue.
Let’s have a Mardi Gras party in Kentucky
It’s the time of year when the people in New Orleans celebrate a festival called Mardi Gras. Many states now do the same. Some call it “Fat Tuesday” which I have never understood till I went to New Orleans (five times) and saw all of the excitement for myself.
Beat the winter blues with meatballs
When it’s this cold outside it’s nice to warm up with some good comfort food.
I can think of few things more wonderful than the smell of simmering meatballs coming from the kitchen while I cuddle with my two young children, and a few good books, on a brisk winter day.
Taste test Thursday
The sun is shining, but the chill has returned, so I hope you made the most of the warm, sunny weather this weekend.
The spring greens are being as tentative as the warm temperatures, but there is talk of lettuce being harvested and a continued trickle of kale, pea shoots, miner’s lettuce and spinach. To make room for the spring harvests, winter squash and sweet potatoes have been marked down to $1/pound and pumpkins are only 50 cents/pound.
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