This is the last warm day for a while! Finally, Christmas weather is on its way tomorrow!

This week’s Farm Report:  More soybeans gone from fields but there is still lots of cotton around. Winter wheat looks pretty good for this early.

Clint helped me put icicle lights on the little playhouse last week and it looks so pretty! Now to get the Wizard of Oz tree done!

I had a consultation on the stem cell shot last week and I’m getting one in my knees Thursday. I will keep y’all posted on my progress!

James and I attended the annual Co-op Christmas dinner and meeting Thursday night. Everything was good and we enjoyed seeing everyone! We’ve just missed one in 36 years, when he had sinus surgery!

Eight of us, Bonnie Glass, Michelle Nowak, Dianne Nutt, Cindy Clark, Pam Tankerlsey, Angela Thompson, Delores Whaley and I went to the historic Ruffin Theater for Elf Jr., the Musical. It was very entertaining! You should go see it this weekend!

Sunday I attended the birthday party for great-grandson Braden Dickey, who turns three tomorrow! Happy birthday, Braden! It was a great party!

Last night almost 30 of us gathered at Laura Craft’s home for our annual Christmas party. We did the sock exchange again and that’s fun! Lots of finger foods were eaten, apple cider drank and fun was had! Thanks again, Laura!

On our prayer list at the Covington Church of Christ are Frank Brown, surgery today; Linda Gordon, LaVerne Baxter, John Henderson and so many friends and relatives of our members and those taking treatments including Tina Whaley, Houston Hall and Jackson Hughey, and all of our servicemen and women.

Happy birthday this week goes to Lorie Liles and Teri Robinson on Dec. 3, to Pat Armstrong and Wendall Hall on the 4th, to Braden Dickey on the 5th, to Ginger Sallee, Randy Creel, Stephanie Fowler on the 7th, to Helen Kennedy on the 8th and to Robert Trimm and Amanda Fletcher on the 9th!

Happy anniversary to George and Paulette Watkins on Dec. 4 and to James and me on the 5th!

Happy birthday at Clopton United Methodist Church to Lonnie Carver on Dec. 3, to Sharon Nelson on the 4th, to Justin Strain on the 6th, to Samuel Thornhill and Dr. Ken Uselton on the 7th and to Tom Warrick on the 9th!

Young At Heart Luncheon will be on Dec. 13, Dinner Theater on the 10th at old Brighton High gym building. Table decorators are needed. No potluck next Sunday but there will be a reception for the choir after the cantata on Dec. 17, when there will be a service for children, youth and children at heart at 6 p.m.

A list of items for a needy Brighton family is available and items accepted through Sunday, the 17th. Youth will be delivering Christmas cards to members this year. Address cards and place in the sleigh, along with a donation, if you wish.

This week’s Farmer’s Almanac Quote: “Before baking, test your baking powder for freshness. It should bubble when added to boiling water.” I never knew that!

Put another log on the fire!

Until next week . . .

Lisa DeLancey is a staff writer for The Leader, focusing on education. She is a 2016 graduate of The University of Memphis.