We actually got to spend 6 hours together without others interrupting.
We left the house about 8:30 a little behind schedule but had to enjoy a gift from a neighbor and pass a pleasant few minutes with the lady neighbor who helps me with the house and Mom.
We stopped for the mail and then sailed on for an hour's drive to the nearest Casino. This was my choice of activity because I can actually block out everything while playing the slot games. Jack doesn't play so he cruises and looks for likely places for me to spend my $$$$.
We were actually very lucky to find a place to enter the casino and keep the car nearby for any emergencies. We only had to exit the casino once so that worked out well. However the casino was a little cool for Jack and we left about 12 and went to the Red Lobster to use a gift certificate that Jack received for Father's Day.
The restaurant was very easy to enter and exit. The aisles were wide and easy to maneuver. The management found a table for us where Jack could feel he was not in the way of other people. They were very helpful and helping Jack position himself with the table. They get an A plus all round!
We enjoyed the luncheon so much......since this was the first time Jack and I had been to lunch together since we have been here. I am saying lunch being where we could sit, relax, and enjoy the food and service without taking care of someone else or having others with us.
We have been here in residence now-------2 years and 2 days and yesterday was a first! We returned home about 2:15 and the rest of the day went pretty well. At the end of the day our little church, the only one in town, had a birthday party for Jesus. About 8 kids and 8 adults. Cake and ice cream was served and the neighborhood kids enjoyed that. Small bags were made and given out several Sundays ago for people to put $$ in and those were given as gifts for Jesus. The proceeds were to be used for a special project. The pastor isn't preachy but she made the candles and cake a visual lesson to remind all of us to keep Jesus in the center of our lives all year long. Nice day all round!
Merry Christmas to all of you!