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December 16, 2013

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Christmas reminders everywhere for Amish Cook

We are in the first week of December, the final month of 2013. I went to town yesterday to take son Kevin to the dentist. Everywhere you see reminders that the Christmas holiday is approaching fast. It gets dark early so it was dark when we left town. Kevin enjoyed watching all the Christmas lights.

The girls made a breakfast meal for our supper last night. On the menu was bacon, scrambled eggs, toast and cottage cheese. It is nice to have the girls make supper when I have to leave for an appointment. When they were all younger I would have to make supper after I was home.

My husband Joe and daughter Elizabeth are back to work after being off Thanksgiving week. Although it is nice to have time off from work that also means no payday. The Good Lord will provide, though, if we keep our trust in Him.

Yesterday sister Emma dropped off her three boys here at 5:30 a.m. as she had a two to three hour drive to an appointment for her daughter Elizabeth, 17.

Elizabeth had ear surgery in November and this appointment was a check-up. I told our boys that if they went to bed earlier the evening before, I’d wake them up before Emma and Jacob’s boys get here at 5:30. I made breakfast for our five scholars and Jacob, 14, Benjamin, 11, and Steven, 6. They had 1 1/2 hours to play until the bus came at 7 a.m. The house seemed quiet after all eight school children left for school. They all had a good start to the day.

Dec. 10 daughter Verena will have her 16th birthday. Hard to believe she will be joining the youth.

Elizabeth’s friend Timothy was happy to get his third deer of the season. His freezer quit working this summer and he didn’t discover it until all the meat was spoiled. He is glad to be able to put meat back in his new freezer. I tasted the venison steaks Timothy grilled, and they were pretty good. I am not a venison fan, but if I had not known it was venison, it would have been hard to guess it wasn’t beef.

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