57 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
About 9:30 Jim took those packages to the Post Office to mail them. He said that he was really lucky because when he got there, there was a parking spot right in front of the Post Office and when he went inside, there were only about 5 or 6 people waiting in line.
But, by the time he left the Post office, (about 15 minutes later), the parking lot was completely full, there were about 30 people waiting and they were lined up all the way out of the door!!!
Linda spent much of the day yesterday writing out Christmas cards and getting them addressed. She and Jim also worked on a grocery list of stuff they needed that Jim didn't pick up the other day when he went to Winn Dixie for some necessities that they were out of.
About 4:00, Jim and Linda took CLT and headed first to the Post Office to mail those Christmas cards that Linda had finished, then to Walgreen's to pick up a prescription and finally to Arby's for sandwiches for dinner.
So, all the presents and cards are mailed and both Linda and Jim were talking about how good it felt to get that done. Now, the pressure is off and except for doing some baking, all they have to do is wait for Christmas to come. : )
Oh, we had some visitors to the park yesterday. As you can see by the photo below, there were 4 blue herons looking for bugs/ insects/ or whatever it is that they eat in that grassy "island" area where the park has all the decorations set up.
Today, I think Jim and Linda are going to go to a grocery store. Linda wants to buy some stuff for baking cookies and some other goodies for Christmas. She also needs to get all the "makings" for the TV mix that I understand she makes every year.
I'll bet it's going to be smelling really good inside of me when she's doing all that baking! ; )
Did you know that on this date in 1854 - In Philadelphia, the first street cleaning machine was put into use?